Originally Posted by Tdot
The Starfighter, Blackbird, Hustler, and Stealth's all look sinister but not so mean. The Stuka looks like it has "no fun" written all over it, that thing has to be mean.
Just ask survivors of the Blitzkrieg in France and the Low Countries and they'll proably shudder in fear of the memory. Stuka's were also outfitted with "Jericho trumpet" sirens under their wings making them howl when diving.
A sovyet film about the Stuka and it's forerunner the Henschel "Hs-123" biplane dive bomber. I can't understand Russian but apparently it's very imformative and detailed, the beginning of this film also showcases the "Jericho Trumpet" sirens.
However, the Stuka worked at its best when there was complete air superiority, because it was never designed to be a fighting machine, when the Luftwaffe employed Stuka's in the Battle of Brittain, the German pilots quickly found out that their Stuka's were easy pickings for the much faster and more nimble Hawker Hurricanes and Supermarine Spitfires who frequently tore the fearsome Raptors of the Luftwaffe a new one.