This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
The Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik was a Soviet Union attak aircraft in the WWII. Designed as a armored low-level close-support aircraft capable of defeating enemy armor and other ground targets. First flew on 12 October 1940 as prototype TsKB-57, The aircraft entered production in March 1941,and come into service in May. a total of 36,163 were built. The Sturmovik played a crucial role on the Eastern Front, famous nicknames as the "Black Death" .
IL-2 Single-seat version,the early production, delivered to combat units in May-June 1941, Powered by AM-38 engine, equipped 20 mm ShVAK or 23 mm VYa cannon in main wing.
Kit features engraved panel and rivet detail, well detailed cockpit, full likeness of an AM-38 engine, reinforcing wing spars, separate control surfaces, optional position flaps, wing cannon and machine guns (with magazines), wing bomb bays with optional position doors, segmented canopy, clear-molded upper cowling and instrument panel, vinyl ammunition belts and tires, white metal main gear struts plus photo-etch parts (seatbelts and bomb bay details). Also includes extensive ordnance - general purpose bombs (2 each FAB-50, FAB-100, DAB-100, BRAB-220 and FAB-250), 2 each PLBG-150 and 8 each RS-132 rockets.
Decals and color painting reference for 2 Soviet aircraft during 1942:
- 'Red 8' of 174 shAP, Leningrad
- 'White 9' of 3the 3rd Squadron, 505th AR, 226th Division, pilot Sgt M Gareyev, Stalingrad, December