Hungarian Ju-87 D-5 in scale 1:32 by HADman
This kit was maded from the Hasegawa box + add my HAD decals and masks.
The building was easy, but the conopy deckli was terribble… not exactly
aligned with each other. I did the Hungarian winter buff-coat too with the
collar. I used the Master Modell guns.
Junkers Ju-87A-1 was the very first Stuka variant that entered serial production. Hungarian officials were also excited by its performance achieved in Spain, therefore in February of 1940 Hungarian Ministry of Defence (Honvédelmi Minisztérium) ordered 28 Ju 87 K-2s (export variant of the B-1 model), as well as the technical documentation needed for license-based production of the airplane at the Weiss Manfred factory in Budapest.
Unfortunately, German Air Force was unable to provide those airplanes, because this type was already in short supply due to improperly undertaken preparations for the mass production. Shipments for the Luftwaffe have had absolute priority in those times, but factual reasons for the documentation transfer refusal are still unclear. Nevertheless, the Royal Hungarian Air Force actually was the first foreign military which received a very small number of Ju 87A-1s and Bs in 1940 for training purposes – more precisely, a solitary example of the Ju 87 A, and 2 Ju 87 Bs.
Another shipment arrived only in February of 1942, when 4 Ju 87 K-4s (export variant of the Ju 87 A-1) reached their destination at Pápa Air Base, being absolutely unique machines in the whole Hungarian inventory due to the fact that they were practically freshly reassembled aircrafts, made out of old, conked out German Ju 87 A planes! Hungary purchased additional 10 old Ju 87 Bs for training purposes, but they appeared only in 1943.
The first major delivery finally arrived in 1943, consisting of 30 D-1/D-3s, as well as 14 Ju 87 D-5s in 1944. They served well, mainly on the Eastern front, but they always were heavily outnumbered and fiercely fighter-chased birds.
I hope enjoy the photos,
HADman / Feri