Re: Hans-Ulrich Rudel Ju 87G ace
- From: Bill Shatzer <bshatzerNO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 16:00:09 -0400
So the Ju 87G was accurate. It wasn't as vulnerable as often made out
if flown appropriatly. For instance when flown low it was generally
impossible for enemy aircraft to approach from below. If the Ju 87g
was attacked its large wings would allow it to out turn the enemy
aircraft such that the attacking fighter couldn't bring its guns to
By all accounts, the Ju 87G was a pig while toting the two 37mm cannon pods.
I doubt it could outmanuever much of anything.
while on the other had the rear gunner of the Ju 87g was able to
aim twin 13.2mm machine guns. These weapons had an extremely high
rate of fire and were possibly the most destructive machine guns of
the war in terms of fire power (kinetic energy per second) to weight
The rear guns on the Ju 87G was a twin rifle caliber 7.9mm MG 81Z - neither particularly lethal nor long-ranged albeit with a very high rate of fire. However, limited ammunition stowage largely offset any advantage bestowed by the rate of fire.
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