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The Ju 87 was very heavy, had bad handling and poor defence capabilities, making it an easy target for allied fighters (I’ve heard a British pilot say it was like turkey-shooting). Nonetheless, as a bomber, the Stuka, as it was known, would elicit terror for the civilian or soldier hearing it diving. It literally made a hell of a sound which had a terrible psychological effect on the troops. Still a reliable and rugged aircraft, it destroyed more tanks than any other plane except for the Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik (a Russian ground-attack aircraft).