Ju 87 D-5
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 3
1 x 500 kg SC500K bombSetup 5
1 x 500 kg SC500K bombSetup 6
|This page is about the German bomber Ju 87 D-5. For other uses, see Ju 87 (Family).|
The Ju 87 D-5 is a rank II German dive bomber with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 3.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced into the game sometime prior to Update 1.27.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
| Max Speed
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|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
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|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
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Survivability and armour
- 4-8 mm of armour in the fuselage.
The Ju 87 D-5 is armed with:
- 2 х 20 mm MG 151 cannons, (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
The stock two 20mm is not very effective with the aircraft's role or aerodynamics.
The Ju 87 D-5 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- 1 х 250 kg SC250JA bomb
- 4 х 50 kg SC50JA bomb + 1 х 250 kg SC250JA bomb
- 2 х 250 kg SC250JA bomb + 1 х 250 kg SC250JA bomb
- 1 х 500 kg SC500K bomb
- 4 х 50 kg SC50JA bomb + 1 х 500 kg SC500K bomb
- 2 х 250 kg SC250JA bomb + 1 х 500 kg SC500K bomb
- 12 х 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, suspended (250 rpg = 3,000 total)
- 4 х 20 mm MG 151 cannon, suspended (200 rpg = 800 total)
The suspended 12x 7.92 mm deals with enemy aircraft pretty well, though runs out of ammo quickly. It is most suited for beginners since the traces are more visible. The suspended four 20 mm downs bombers and fighters sufficiently.
The Ju 87 D-5 is defended by:
- 2 х 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, dorsal turret (700 rpg = 1,400 total)
Turret 7.92 mm is somewhat useful distracting enemies, but does not deal a lot of damage.
Usage in battles
The Ju 87 D-5 should not be used as a bomber, since its maximum bombload of 2x 250kg and 1x 500kg does not hold up at its BR. It is excellent for ground strikes, both with the 7.92 mm guns and the 20 mm cannons. The 20mm is recommended, because the 7.92 mm runs out of ammo fairly fast. The best use your Ju 87 D-5 is bomber hunting. It spawns at the bomber altitude of 3,000-3,500 m (10,000-12,000 ft). One burst of the 20mm cannons, especially with the suspended armaments and while using the air target belt, is enough to destroy a bomber and even fighters.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Turret 7 mm||ETC 50/IV|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||Offensive 20 mm||New 7 mm MGs (turret)||ETC 250/II|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||Offensive 7 mm||WB 81B|
|IV||Engine Injection||Cover||New 20 mm cannons||New 7 mm cannons||WB 151|
Pros and cons
Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".
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Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the series of the aircraft;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
|Blohm & Voss||BV 238|
|Dornier||Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1|
|Focke-Wulf||Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1|
|Henschel||Hs 123 A-1|
|Heinkel||He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5|
|Junkers||Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C|
|Savoia-Marchetti||▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8|
|▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M|
|Trophies||▀Wellington Mk Ic|