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Dave Morris (Noob)


Sturmovik Ground Attack
Hobby Boss

The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union in large numbers during the Second World War. With 36,183 examples of the Il-2 produced during the war, and in combination with its successor, the Ilyushin Il-10, a total of 42,330 were built, making it the single most produced military aircraft design in aviation history.

The idea for a Soviet armored ground-attack aircraft dates to the early 1930s, when Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich designed TSh-1 and TSh-2 armored biplanes. However, Soviet engines at the time lacked the power needed to provide the heavy aircraft with good performance.

Il-2 was designed by Sergey Ilyushin and his team at the Central Design Bureau in 1938. TsKB-55 was a two-seat aircraft with an armoured shell weighing 700 kg (1,540 lb), protecting crew, engine, radiators, and the fuel tank. Standing loaded, the Ilyushin weighed more than 4,700 kg (10,300 lb), making the armoured shell about 15% of the aircraft's gross weight.

Uniquely for a World War II attack aircraft, and similarly to the forward fuselage design of the World War I-era Imperial German Junkers J.I armored, all-metal biplane, the Il-2's armor was designed as a load-bearing part of the Ilyushin monocoque structure, thus saving considerable weight.

The prototype TsKB-55, which first flew on 2 October 1939, won the government competition against the Sukhoi Su-6 and received VVS designation BSh-2. The prototypes - TsKB-55 and TskB-57 - were built at Moscow plant #39, at that time the Ilyushin design bureau's base.

Project summary

SU Military Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily (Soviet Air Force 1918-1991)
1 (Ivan F.Pavlov) | World War 2 - Eastern Front 1944 | Light Blue, Light Green, Brown

Project inventory

Full kits
1:32 IL-2M3 Ground Attack Aircraft (Hobby Boss 83204)
IL-2M3 Ground Attack Aircraft
Hobby Boss 1:32
2011 | Changed parts
Detail and Conversion sets
1:32 IL-2 Long gun barrels (Profimodeller 32107)
IL-2 Long gun barrels Hobby Boss
Profimodeller 1:32
1:32 IL-2 Gun barrels & Pitot tube (Profimodeller 32106)
IL-2 Gun barrels & Pitot tube Hobby Boss
Profimodeller 1:32
1:32 IL-2 Stormovik Exhaust (Quickboost QB 32 099)
IL-2 Stormovik Exhaust Hobby Boss
Quickboost 1:32
QB 32 099
1:32 Il-2m3 Exterior (Eduard 32312)
Il-2m3 Exterior Hobby Boss
Eduard 1:32
1:32 Il-2m3 Landing Flaps (Eduard 32311)
Il-2m3 Landing Flaps Hobby Boss
Eduard 1:32
1:32 Il-2m Interior S.A. (Eduard 32713)
Two Seater
Il-2m Interior S.A. Hobby Boss
Eduard 1:32
1:32 Il-2m Armament and Bomb Tails (Eduard 32308)
Il-2m Armament and Bomb Tails Hobby Boss
Eduard 1:32
1:32 IL-2 Sturmovik Landing Gear (Scale Aircraft Conversions 32046)
IL-2 Sturmovik Landing Gear Hobby Boss
Scale Aircraft Conversions 1:32
1:32 Il-2m3 Wheels & paint masks (Aires 2207)
Il-2m3 Wheels & paint masks Hobby Boss
Aires 1:32
1:32 Il-2M Two Seater (Eduard JX131)
Il-2M Two Seater Hobby Boss
Eduard 1:32

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13. January 2017 at 22:50:44


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