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Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik


Updated on May 27, 2014

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Il-2 evolution table

Il-2 prototypes:

TsKB-55, TsKB-57, TsKB-55P, Il-2M-82, Il-2bis, Il-2 with UTK-1

Il-2 prewar-built single-seater

(unofficial designation; model 1941 early)

Il-2 wartime-built single-seater

(unofficial designation: model 1941 late)

Il-2 single seater with VYa-23 guns

(unofficial designation: model 1942)

Ilyushin Il-2 single-seater with VYa-23 guns

(Il-2 model 1942) with winter painting

Il-2s model 1942 with field-added rear gun position

Il-2 two-seater with straight wings, up to August 1943

(unofficial designation: Il-2M early, Il-2 model 1943 early)

Il-2 two-seater with straight wings, after August 1943

(unofficial designation: Il-2M late, Il-2 model 1943 late)

Il-2 two-seater with arrow wings

(unofficial designation: Il-2M3, Il-2 type 3, Il-2 model 1944)

Il-2 with underwing pods for NS-37 guns (Il2-37)

Il-2I (Istrebitel)

Fighter version's prototype


reconaissance/artillery spot plane version

UIL-2 (or IL-2U)

double command training variants

Il-2s remarked by Axis
Ilyushin Il-2 exported after the war's end
Il-2 of Zvezda, 1/72
review by Michael Neradkov
Uploaded on June 27, 2006 

The page was made with the help of Aleksandr Ruckovsky, Vitaliy Timoshenko, Jason Moore, Istvan Vadasz, Oleg Korytov, Viktor Povinsky, Konstantin Lesnikov, Tapani Tuomanen, Michael Neradkov and many members of the Sovietwarplanes forum.



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Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik, 4+ publications

Ilyushin Il-2 and Il-10 Shturmovik of Y. Gordon and S. Komissarov, ed. Crowood

Shturmovik Il-2 of Oleg Rastrenin, Arsenal Koll. 2005

Shturmovik Il-2 of Oleg Rastrenin, ed. Eskmo

Many files on Il-2 of Viktor Publishing, by Viktor Povinsky

Il-2 Shturmovik guards units of the WW2, of Oleg Rastrenin , ed. Osprey

Ilyushin Il-2 attack aircraft, of Oleg Rastrenin, ed. Jakab

Profile 088- Ilyushin Il-2

Monografie Loctnicze n.022 Il-2 and Il-10

Red Line 02- Il-2 and Il-10- WWP

Barbarossa Victims, of T.Kopanski, ed. Mushrooms

Geust, Keskinen, Stenman: Red Stars ed. Apali

Il-2 in action, Squadron Signal

Soviet combat aircraft of the Second World War vol.2, ofGordon and Khazanov, ed. Midland

Some issues of M-Hobby and Aviacia i Kosmonautika

Painting and markings of the soviet planes 1941-1945 , Vaklamov and Orlov, Aviakollekcia 12/2009



Links: Walkaround of all-metal Yugoslav Il-2 at the Belgrade museum. Walkaround of all-metal Yugoslav Il-2 at the Belgrade museum subforum on Il-2 at Sovietwarplanes, in English wide general topic on Il-2 in Russian a big monograph in Russian! includes many fully illustrated pages of pilot's manual and details of the cockpit. In Russian.