The Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber was one of the most famous bombers during WWII. It was part of the main force in the ground support of the German Air Force since the start of the Blitzkrieg. Ju 87D is an important variant in the Stuka family, and Ju 87D-5 was the final variant. Extra armor was fitted under the fuselage. The guns in the wings were replaced by two MG 151 20mm anti-tank guns. Ju 87D-5 first saw action in July 1943 in the Battle of Kursk.