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Junkers Ju 87

1/48 1/32 Scale Decals


CAM Decals



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Catalogue Number:

CAM48-103 - Ju 87 Stuka

Scale: 1/48 (also available in 1/32)
Contents and Media: Double-sided letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal sheet (2 x decal sheets in 1/32 scale releases)
Price: USD$9.00 from CAM website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect register, thin carrier film, stencil data;
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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This recent release from Custom Aeronautical Miniatures deals with the Junkers Ju 87 “Stuka”. The decal sheet provides markings for two aircraft, a Ju 87B-2 and a Ju 87R-2.

The sheet is available in 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

Although the instructions recommend the Airfix kit, the Hasegawa product is also a prime candidate!


Junkers Ju-87R-2 of 1/StG 1, Bulgaria, 1941

As expected this aircraft was finished in the standard RLM 71 Dark Green and RLM 70 Black Green segmented upper surface camouflage over RLM 65 Light Blue under surfaces. A splash of colour is added by the presence of yellow campaign markings. The complete engine cowling is painted as is the tail and lower wing tips.

The fuselage tactical markings are in black with the individual aircraft letter in white. A white tipped spinner caps off this colourful machine.


Junkers Ju-87B-2 of 5/StG 2,  
North Africa, 1941

The original camouflage of this aircraft was the familiar segmented RLM 71 Dark Green and RLM 70 Black Green upper surface camouflage over the RLM 65 Light Blue lower surfaces. This scheme was not suitable when flying over the North Africa terrain so an additional pattern of “sand” coloured paint was applied. As far as modelers are concerned, this makes for a very attractive aircraft to model.

Tactical markings consist of the Geshwader code in black, with the staffel letter being in white and the aircraft’s individual letter in red with a white outline.
The spinner is painted red and black with a thin white line separating the two colours.

More often than not, one would have expected to see an aircraft code letter under the wing on these Stukas. The reference books from where these profiles were taken from don’t show anything of the sort and hence CAM didn’t include them.

Stencil data is supplied for both aircraft and the printing is very clear and legible.
As usual Microscale have done a fine job of the printing with no registration problems whatsoever.





It has been a little while since we have had a sheet dealing with the earlier family of Stukas. The attractive schemes chosen by CAM will certainly revive interest in this subject.

It made me dig out my Stuka kits!



Review Text Copyright © 2002 by Robert Baumgartner
Page Created 01 October, 2003
Last updated 08 October, 2003

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