Plane Wreck Junker Ju 87 “Stuka”
Diving center Tramonto received it’s concession permit for diving on wreck plane Junker Ju 87 ‘Stuka’ from World War II which was found south of the island of Žirje.
This aircraft type Ju 87R-2 is popularly called “pike”. It is an Italian Air Force plane which was probably shot down by cannon fire by air defense from the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941. The wreck is in good condition and the front part of the fuselage, wings and tail of the aircraft are connected and complete. It has no engine, and the assumption is that it tore upon impact with the water.
The value of this finding is certainly exceptional in world terms, since there were only 5709 aircraft produced at that time. There are only two of this type preserved in the world, in museum exhibitions in London and Chicago.
It lies at a depth of 28m and its available to all advanced divers.
Length of aircraft: 11m
It is armed with bombs (500 kg), two fixed machine guns 7,9 mm MG17 in the wings and a movable machine gun MG15 7.9 millimeters in the rear cabin.