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 on: February 11, 2024, 04:03:42 PM 
Started by righidan - Last post by righidan
Dear friends,
   It seems that good news for Il-2 lovers are in full swing.
   It has just been published the February issue of M-Hobby, with an article of Prof. Rodionov with drawings by Mr. Trufanov of a series 11 airplane of zavod 18, the one recuperated from Lake Ilmen.
   You can find an image of the underside at the address:
   Other sites, like at also have the image of page 48, showing side views.
   I must say that the magazine has misprinted one of the drawings, and if you know the Il-2, you can study this page 48, and tell what the misprint has been!

 on: February 05, 2024, 08:26:24 AM 
Started by K.Ingraham - Last post by K.Ingraham
Thank you, Ed! I did locate a kit and some assorted aftermarket for it. Very nice work on your model!

 on: February 04, 2024, 05:15:16 AM 
Started by K.Ingraham - Last post by erussell
There are a few built ones. I am hoping to do an M-34 version with my remaining one.

 on: January 26, 2024, 07:58:53 AM 
Started by erussell - Last post by erussell
I think the profile for that one is basically correct and it is in OD/NG.

 on: January 25, 2024, 10:43:40 PM 
Started by erussell - Last post by John Thompson
How about this:

I found a bunch of VVS P-47 images by Googling:
P-47 VVS 255IAD


 on: January 25, 2024, 10:10:03 PM 
Started by erussell - Last post by erussell
Is this real or a flight of Quinta fancy. I have seen a profile somewhere of this, purporting to be 255 IAD  but no photos to back it up.

 on: January 25, 2024, 09:45:39 AM 
Started by righidan - Last post by righidan
Dear friends,
   Thanks to Massimo courtesy, you can access a new pdf from Prof. Rodionov about the Il-2 bis prototype.
   It has a canopy that is completely different from the production two seaters, and it has a quite interesting story.
   It also has a peculiar wing configuration with wooden outer wings, but with metal panels above the weapons, and as long as I know, it is the first time that it is illustrated with scale drawings.
   I thought that such a combination was rare, but I learned from prof. Rodionov that it was used by zavod 1 during the whole period of Il-2 production both for normal and arrow type wings until the middle of 1944.
   The Il-2 Bis was made in 1942, and the wreck that has been recovered from Lake Balaton was produced in 1944.
   From middle 1944 zavod 1 produced all-metal arrow type wings, like the airplane in the Aeronautical Museum Belgrade.
    Moreover he has seen the wing console of zavod 1 type among the set of plant drawings of zavod 30.
   It means zavod 30 also used it though we could not say when and how much, because Zavod 30 from the very beginning in 1942 produced full-wood wing consoles including those for the Il-2 with NS-37 canons and arrow-type wings.
   It too from the middle of 1944 produced all-metal arrow-type wings like the plane in the Prague museum.
    Therefore, these 37 much-illustrated pages have a relevance not only for this prototype, and I hope that you will enjoy them.

 on: January 20, 2024, 12:17:22 PM 
Started by John Thompson - Last post by warhawk
MiG-3 captured by the Germans at the Zhitomir airfield. July 1941 Found over at Reddit

 on: January 16, 2024, 09:02:02 AM 
Started by John Thompson - Last post by warhawk
An early Ishak, found over at Reddit

 on: January 16, 2024, 08:50:44 AM 
Started by John Thompson - Last post by warhawk
Nice shot of Antonov A-7, found over at Reddit

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