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Axis & Allies Air Force - IL-2 Sturmovik

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Axis & Allies Air Force - IL-2 Sturmovik

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Name IL-2 Sturmovik
SetID Bandits High
ID 15
Pilot Average
Nation Soviet Union (Details)
Points 37
Type Tactical Bomber
Prototype Aircraft, Propeller, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik (Details)
Axis & Allies Air Force - IL-2 Sturmovik



History:
The Ilyushin Il-2 (Cyrillic: Илью́шин Ил-2) Shturmovik (Cyrillic: Штурмови́к, Shturmovík) was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union in large numbers during the Second World War. With 36,183 units 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, as well as one of the most produced piloted aircraft in history along with the American postwar civilian Cessna 172 and the Soviet Union's own then-contemporary Polikarpov Po-2 Kukuruznik multipurpose biplane.

To Il-2 pilots, the aircraft was simply the diminutive "Ilyusha". To the soldiers on the ground, it was the "Hunchback", the "Flying Tank" or the "Flying Infantryman". Its postwar NATO reporting name was "Bark". The Il-2 aircraft played a crucial role on the Eastern Front. When a factory fell behind on its deliveries, Joseph Stalin told the factory manager that they were "as essential to the Red Army as air and bread."

Manufacturer:
The public joint stock company Ilyushin Aviation Complex,[1] operating as "Ilyushin" (Russian: Илью́шин) or as "Ilyushin Design Bureau", is a former Soviet and now a Russian aircraft manufacturer and design bureau, founded in 1933 by Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin. Soviet/Russian nomenclature identifies aircraft from Ilyushin with the prefix "Il-" (Russian: Ил-). Ilyushin has its head office in Aeroport District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow.

Brief History:
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple equal national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized.

Item created by: Variable on 2015-10-09 05:56:09. Last edited by gdm on 2020-01-16 08:33:34

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