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Il-2 at 1943

Heavy Attack Aircraft

Ilyushin

The Il-2 type3 (the wing with the 'arrow') from 281 ShAD , 14 Air Army

The Il-2 type3 (the wing with the "arrow") from 281 ShAD, 14 Air Army.

The armament of Il-2 was in continuous perfection. Two fixed forward-firing 23mm VYa cannon in a wing; two 7.62mm ShKAS machine guns in forward fuselage; one flexible 12.7mm UBT machine gun in rear cockpit; maximum bomb load 1,321lb, or eight 82mm RS 82 (or 132mm RS 132) rockets. In 1943 on Il-2 began to set two 37mm NS 37 cannon under the wing, which could to strike even heavy tanks.

Airplane Il-2 was one of the most well-known airplanes of the World War 2. "Airplane - soldier" - so was named by soldiers.

Attack Aircraft
Su-2 Il-2 Il-2 Il-10
Crew 2 2 2 2
Year of issue 1941 1942 1943 1944
Dimensions
Wing span, m 14.3 14.6 14.6 13.4
Length, m 10.25 11.6 11.6 11.12
Wing area, m² 20.0 38.5 38.5 30.0
Powerplant
Engine М-88 АМ-38 АМ-38F АМ-42
Power, hp 1100 1600 1720 2000
Weight, kg:
Loaded 4345 5670 6180 6300
Maximum takeoff weight 4555 5870 6380 6500
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h at sea level 375 391 403 507
at altitude 467 416 414 551
m 6600 2350 1000 2800
Service range with normal bomb load, km 1190 740 685 800
Armament
Bomb load, kg normal 400 400 400 400
maximum 600 600 600 600
Armament Machine guns 5-6 2 3 3
Cannon - 2 2 2
Rockets 8-10 8 4 4
Grenades - - - 10

References

  • "The history of designs of planes in USSR 1938-1950" /Vadim Shavrov/
  • "Planes of Stalin falcons" /Konstantin Kosminkov and Dmitriy Grinyuk/
  • "Planes of Ilyushin`s design bureau" /Genrih Novojilov/
  • "The Soviet planes" /Alexander Yakovlev/

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