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1/48 Aircraft Series No.113
Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik
Item No: 61113

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

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.


■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).

■Underside also features a detailed oil cooler (Image shows two 100kg bombs fitted).

■Accurately reproduced main landing gear legs and wheel well details.

■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).

16th VA, Berlin, April 1945
566th ShAP, Leningrad, 1944

■Tamiya Color paints for painting the fuselage, etc.
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints
(Item No.)
Enamel Paints
(Item No.)
Areas to be Painted
XF-22 RLM Gray 81722 80322 Cockpit, Landing Gear Bay Interior
XF-23 Light Blue 81723 80323 Fuselage Undersurfaces
XF-24 Dark Gray 81724 80324 Fuselage Upper Surfaces
XF-52 Flat Earth 81752 80352 Fuselage Upper Surface Camouflage (mix with XF-59)
XF-58 Olive Green 81758 80358 Fuselage Upper Surface Camouflage
XF-59 Desert Yellow 81759 80359 Fuselage Upper Surface Camouflage (mix with XF-52)
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010 Machine Gun
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518 80018 Bombs and Rockets

■Tamiya Color paints for painting details.
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints
(Item No.)
Enamel Paints
(Item No.)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints
(Item No.)
Enamel Paints
(Item No.)
X-2 White 81502 80002
XF-8 Flat Blue 81708 80308
X-5 Green 81505 80005
XF-10 Flat Brown 81710 80310
X-7 Red 81507
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
XF-16 Flat Aluminum 81716 80316
X-12 Gold Leaf 81512 80012
XF-49 Khaki 81749 80349
XF-1 Flat Black 81701
XF-56 Metallic Gray 81756 80356
XF-2 Flat White 81702 80302
XF-57 Buff 81757 80357
XF-6 Copper 81706 80306
XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364
XF-7 Flat Red 81707 80307

■Tamiya Craft Tools recommended for assembling the model.
Item 74044 Fine Drill Set (0.3 / 0.4 / 0.5 / 0.6 / 0.8mm Drill Bits)
Item 74051 Fine Pin Vise S

■For achieving an even more realistic appearance.
Item 87131-87133 Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray)

■Display Case
Item 73010 Display Case H

The information on this page is current as of July 11, 2012. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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