Hans-Ulrich Rudel was born on 2 July 1916. In late 1936, he joined the Luftwaffe as a cadet. During basic training, he had difficulty learning fighter piloting techniques and was eventually listed as unsuitable for aerial combat missions. In 1939, he was transferred to a reconnaissance unit and began his wartime career observing and taking pictures of enemy positions during the invasion of Poland.
Includes one Ju 87 Stuka with Ju 87D or Ju 87G options, one Aircraft die, one Rudel Warrior inlay, one Plastic flight stand, two Rare-earth magnets & Rudel decal sheet.