Cox Ju87d STUKA Control Line
The German STUKA dive-bomber also known as the Black Knight was made famous during WWII for its pinpoint bomb accuracy and superb ground support. It would cause havoc and instill terror into its victim with its siren blasting during the dive bomb approach. The STUKA was one of the most feared aircraft's during the beginning of WWII. Late in WWII the STUKA took the role of tank buster and once again was feared by American and British tank crews.
COX Stuka plane:
My Ju87d Stuka control line model plane is the black version produced by COX issued from 1974 to 1980, order number 6400. It is from 1977 as the box dates from that year and the instructions date 1976. The Stuka is one of the more sought after planes produced by COX. This version of the COX Stuka has the landing gear bolted on to the wings and has rubber tires and a side mounted .049 engine. It has not been flown nor has it been fueled and is complete with original owner flight manual and more. This kit was supposably used for display.
I'm very happy to be owning this fine model plane as it was the same version that I tried to fly as a very young kid some time in 1976/77.
This Stuka version has the following features:
- Able to drop a bomb in flight,
- Canopy opens,
- Machine gun swivels,
- and has a visible fuel gauge.
The box was sold at "Toys 'R' US" and has a price tag of $13.97 (in 2023 it would have cost $77.19).
COX Stuka Decoration (decal placement)
(c) COX HOBBIES INC., 1976