This replica, referred to as a ‘Langhurst Stuka’ in reference to the its designer Louis Francis Langhurst, was acquired by the Big Easy Wing thanks to Jim Letten. Jim called the owner, Mitch Sammons, and relayed the story of how he rode in the plane and was curious about its status. The owner, Mitch, told Jim he was going to sell or donate the plane. Jim suggested a donation of the plane to the National World War II Museum. When that did not pan out Jim contacted Harold Buchler because of his involvment in the newly formed Big Easy Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Mitch agreed to the donation and to cover the cost of shipping of the Stuka to the Big Easy Wing.
The All Coast Aircraft Recovery (a moving service) completed the relocation of a 7/10th scale Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber from Central Maine Regional Airport in Norridgewock, Maine to its new home with Big Easy Wing at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana. Check out All Coast Aircraft Recovery website for pictures: 7/10 SCALE STUKA FIVE BOMBER – JULY 25 – 29, 2018.
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