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Ilyushin DB-3/Il-4

Updated on August 26, 2013

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Ilya Grinberg's Il-4

Translation from http://modelism.airforce.ru/reviews/ru/il-4/index.htm

Profiles and 3 views of DB-3s

Drawings of Tapani Tuomanen

Profiles and 3 views of DB-3F/Il-4s

Drawings of Tapani Tuomanen

Evolution of camouflage of DB-3/Il-4

This page has been made with the help of: Tapani Tuomanen, Aleksandr Ruchkowsky, Fabrizio D'Isanto, Ilya Grinberg and many members of Sovietwarplanes and Britmodellers.

 

Bibliography:

Il-4 of Vladimir Kotelnikov, ed. Eskmo, 2009

DB-3/Il-4 of Vladimir Kotelnikov, ed. Aviacija i Kosmonautika, 2005

Ilyushin Il-4 of Hans-Heiri Stapfel, Squadron Signal n.192

Red Stars of Geust, Keskinen, Stenman ed. Opali

Soviet combat aircraft of the Second World War volume 2, of Y.Gordon and D. Khazanov, ed. Midland

Barbarossa Victims of T. Kopanski, ed. Mushroom

 

Links:

Forum topics

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_3652.html Great topic of discussion on Il-4 in Russian

http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?board=45.0 subforum on Ilyushins of the GPW in English

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?s=62635e8abd2eb3ed997d959c12f90f59&showtopic=234919031&st=0&#entry1040154 Discussion on Il-4 kits at Britmodeller

 

Historic and drawings pages

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww2/il4.html Good page on Il-4 in Russian, with links to drawings

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww2/db3.html Good page on DB-3 in Russian, with links to drawings, photos and color profiles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-4 article on Wikipedia in English

http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft19942.htm Collection of historical photos and profiles of DB-3F/Il-4 from the press

http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft19943.htm The same about Il-4T

http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft20035.htm The same about TsKB-26 prototype

http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft19929.htm The same about DB-3

http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft20669.htm The same about DB-3T

http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft31081.htmThe same about TsKB-54

http://www.wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Magazine/AirWar/112/Draw/index.htm good drawings, including those of the experimental wooden-wing Il-4

http://avia-n-aero.ru/photo.php?category_id=21&parent_id=21 A collection of scans from Ebay, forthemost wrecks and captured planes photographed by German soldiers.

http://warandgame.com/2008/06/13/ some profiles of DB-3/Il-4

http://www.wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Magazine/AirWar/112/Pictures/page_01.htm Scans of photos and drawings from Airwar 112 (a Russian translation of the Squadron monograph)

http://www.wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Magazine/AirWar/112/01.htm The Russian text of the same source (part 1 of 2)

http://vadimvswar.narod.ru/ALL_OUT/AiKOut02/DB-3/DB-3001.htm on-line version of the monograph of Kotelnikov

http://vadimvswar.narod.ru/ALL_OUT/AiKOut02/IL4FrEC/IL4FrEC001.htm article with photos on 'Far east security officer' Il-4s

http://vadimvswar.narod.ru/torpedo/oldavi.htm#?4536 on soviet torpedoes

 

Walkarounds

http://airforce.ru/aircraft/iljushin/index.htm walkarounds to both Il-4 and DB-3 preserved in Moscow

http://svsm.org/gallery/Il-4-family Other walkaround of the Il-4, with photos of the partially disantled plane too.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?aircraftsearch=Ilyushin%20Il-4&distinct_entry=true Some photos of the plane preserved in Moscow

http://www.tkshare.com/ilyushin-il-4-walk-around.html Walkaround of the plane of Moscow

http://svsm.org/gallery/il-4 walkaround of the Il-4 preserved in Victory Park in Moscow

http://walkarounds.airforce.ru/avia/rus/index.htm Walkarounds of DB-3 and Il-4 preserved in Moscow, as well as of mant other planes, are available here

http://igor113.livejournal.com/150320.html Good walkaround of Monino's DB-3 and some photos of the badly restored Il-4 in Safonov Museum.

 

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRLLM4msEko Movie n DB-3/Il-4 with many details

http://asisbiz.com/IL-4.html Screenshots of virtual DB-3/Il-4s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woQQmJ56I_s historical movie on Il-4 in Russian

 

Reviews of kits and built models

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/rm/kit_rg_4324.shtml review of the model of Revell

http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/ModelGallery/ily_il4.php gallery of models

http://www.modelingmadness.com/review/allies/ussr/attardil4.htm review of the vacuformed kit of VP Canada

http://karopka.ru/community/user/7267/?p=2&MODEL=224781 Photos of an Il-4T of Zvezda still to build (sprues, instructions...)

http://gallery.rumodelism.com/gallery/img70/m1417.shtml Photos of a built DB-3 of Maquette

http://www.hobby.dn.ua/product_info.php?products_id=56892&language=en photos of the sprues of the kit of Maquette of DB-3.

http://www.hobby.dn.ua/product_info.php?products_id=56899 photos of the sprue of the kit of Maquette of DB-3F.

http://modelism.airforce.ru/reviews/ru/il-4/index.htm Building report of a kitbashed Il-4 by Ilya Grinberg (in Russian)

http://www.dishmodels.ru/gshow.htm?p=2048 Building report of a widely rescribed Il-4 of Zvezda

http://scalewiki.ru/%D0%B8%D0%BB-4 page with some images of kits, aftermarked items and books on DB-3/Il-4

 

 

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