Ju 87 R-2 Libya

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Ju 87 R-2 Libya
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Description

The Ju 87 R-2 Libya is a premium rank I German bomber with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

It is identical to the standard Ju 87 R-2 except for its unique desert camo with a snake motif.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 4 100 m383 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude7 000 m
EngineJunkers Jumo 211D
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,100 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 366 355 7000 28.1 29.1 6.5 6.5 434
Upgraded 403 383 25.9 27.0 14.0 9.6
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Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
680 680 N/A 469 320 ~18 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 250 < 350 < 350 > 280

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural680 km/h
Gear680 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair cost
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RB140 Sl icon.png
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Crew training450 Sl icon.png
Experts3 000 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 40 / 110 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Radiator
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Compressor
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Wings repair
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Engine
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Engine injection
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Airframe
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Cover
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: MG 17 (7.92 mm)

The Ju 87 R-2 Libya is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (3)
Setup 11 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 21 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 31 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb

The Ju 87 R-2 Libya can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb (250 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg SC500K bomb (500 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb (1,000 kg total)

Defensive armament

Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition900 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min
Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Ju 87 R-2 Libya is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, dorsal turret (900 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Turret with high fire rate
  • Airbrakes
  • Ordnance options consist of 250 kg, 500 kg and 1,000 kg bombs
  • High maximum dive speed for its tier

Cons:

  • Pretty slow speed
  • Poor rate of climb
  • Bad energy retention
  • Poor performance while equipped with 1,000 kg bomb
  • Can carry only one bomb at a time
  • Loses a lot of speed when turning

History

The Ju-87 R-2 Libya belonged to St.G 2 and was used off the Libyan coast in Timimi to attack Allied ships in the Mediterranean. It was flown by Lieutenant Hubert Pölz of 6./St.G 2 and participated in the sinking of HMS Auckland off Tobruk in June 1941. The markings designate the plane as the fourth plane in the sixth Staffel of the second Gruppe in Sturzkampfgeschwader 2.

Media

Skins
  • Skins and camouflages for the Ju 87 R-2 can be used for the Ju 87 R-2 Libya.

See also

Related development

External links


Junkers Aircraft and Motor Works (Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke Aktiengesellschaft)
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Ju 87  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 R-2 Libya
Export  ▄Ju 87 D-3 · ▄Ju 87 R-2

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Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 R-2 Libya · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
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