Ilyushin DB-3/Il-4

Updated on August 26, 2013

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Ilya Grinberg's Il-4

Translation from

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.



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



Forum topics Great topic of discussion on Il-4 in Russian subforum on Ilyushins of the GPW in English Discussion on Il-4 kits at Britmodeller


Historic and drawings pages Good page on Il-4 in Russian, with links to drawings Good page on DB-3 in Russian, with links to drawings, photos and color profiles article on Wikipedia in English Collection of historical photos and profiles of DB-3F/Il-4 from the press The same about Il-4T The same about TsKB-26 prototype The same about DB-3 The same about DB-3T same about TsKB-54 good drawings, including those of the experimental wooden-wing Il-4 A collection of scans from Ebay, forthemost wrecks and captured planes photographed by German soldiers. some profiles of DB-3/Il-4 Scans of photos and drawings from Airwar 112 (a Russian translation of the Squadron monograph) The Russian text of the same source (part 1 of 2) on-line version of the monograph of Kotelnikov article with photos on 'Far east security officer' Il-4s on soviet torpedoes


Walkarounds walkarounds to both Il-4 and DB-3 preserved in Moscow Other walkaround of the Il-4, with photos of the partially disantled plane too. Some photos of the plane preserved in Moscow Walkaround of the plane of Moscow walkaround of the Il-4 preserved in Victory Park in Moscow Walkarounds of DB-3 and Il-4 preserved in Moscow, as well as of mant other planes, are available here Good walkaround of Monino's DB-3 and some photos of the badly restored Il-4 in Safonov Museum.


Videos Movie n DB-3/Il-4 with many details Screenshots of virtual DB-3/Il-4s historical movie on Il-4 in Russian


Reviews of kits and built models review of the model of Revell gallery of models review of the vacuformed kit of VP Canada Photos of an Il-4T of Zvezda still to build (sprues, instructions...) Photos of a built DB-3 of Maquette photos of the sprues of the kit of Maquette of DB-3. photos of the sprue of the kit of Maquette of DB-3F. Building report of a kitbashed Il-4 by Ilya Grinberg (in Russian) Building report of a widely rescribed Il-4 of Zvezda page with some images of kits, aftermarked items and books on DB-3/Il-4



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