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Item No:61113

1/48 Aircraft Series No.113


Length: 243 mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Aerial Armor
The Ilyushin Il-2 Shuturmovik was the Russian military's main ground-attack aircraft during WWII. It was so important to the Russian war effort that Joseph Stalin personally intervened to ensure a high rate of its production. Over 36,000 examples were built by the end of the war, making it the most produced military aircraft in aviation history. The aircraft was characterized by armor that was integrated into its airframe to provide protection for vital areas such as the cockpit, engine, and fuel tank. Production of the single-seat version of the Il-2 began in March 1941 but severe losses led to the development of a two-seat version with a rear gunner. A version which featured outer wing sections swept back at 15-degrees for a better center of gravity was introduced in late-1943. Together with the T-34 tank, the Il-2 contributed greatly to the eventual Russian victory.
About the Model
★Length: 243mm, Wingspan: 305mm. ★Robust form of the aircraft, including the armament and heavy armor, is accurately reproduced. ★Sharp nose section, swept outer wing, and wooden rear fuselage are also faithfully rendered. ★Intake duct as well as radiator and oil cooler parts enable accurate reproduction of the radiator mechanism. ★Highly detailed fuselage surface details. ★2-seat cockpit and wheel well also feature rich finish. ★Parts included to assemble open and closed canopies. ★Includes 2 types of 23mm cannon fairings. ★Parts for 100kg and 250kg bombs as well as 3 types of launch rails for RS-132 rockets are also included. ★Comes with pilot and gunner figures as well as 3 marking options. ★Canopy masks also included.
  • ■The Il-2's Cooling System
    The Il-2 had its radiator positioned in its armored nose section for excellent protection. The intake duct as well as radiator and oil cooler parts included in the model provide insight into the Il-2's cooling system (light blue arrows indicate airflow).
  • ■Raised panel and rivets which marked the separation between the inner and outer wing are depicted.
  • ■Kit depicts a late-type two-seat aircraft with wooden rear fuselage and outer wing sections swept back at 15 degrees.
  • ■Thorough research of Il-2s in Russia and the Czech Republic has led to this highly accurate model kit.
  • ■Accurately proportioned radiator intake area.
  • ■Canopy can be assembled in either open or closed positions.
  • ■The 12.7mm machine gun comes complete with its traverse rail mount. Gunner figure further enhances realism.
  • ■Model may be depicted with bombs and rockets (Image shows four rockets and two 250kg bombs fitted).
  • ■Accurately reproduced main landing gear legs and wheel well details.

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Information is current as of June 15, 2012. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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