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Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik Strike/ Close-Support Aircraft
The IL-2 Sturmovik Dive Bomber. I built this mainly on the bases that I wanted to do a real plane for once.
About this creation
I'm going to try something a bit different this time in adding photos THEN the description, as the description will be the entire history of the aircraft. If you feel like reading that far, I thank you, but you aren't required to do so! Without further ado, on to the pics!

First off a head on shot:


Now on to a side view!


And finally the rear!


The Ilyushin Il-2 was a ground-attack aircraft (Shturmovik) in the Second World War, produced by the Soviet Union in very large numbers. In combination with its successor, the Ilyushin Il-10, a total of 42,330 were built, making it the single most produced military aircraft design in all of aviation history, as well as one of the most produced piloted aircraft in history along with the Cessna 172 and the Polikarpov Po-2. It is regarded as the best ground attack aircraft of World War II. It was a prominent aircraft for tank killing with its accuracy in dive bombing and its 37mm guns penetrating their thin back armor.
To Il-2 pilots, the aircraft was simply the diminutive "Ilyusha". To the soldiers on the ground, it was the "Hunchback," the "Flying Tank" or the "Flying Infantryman". Its postwar NATO reporting name was "Bark". The Il-2 aircraft played a crucial role on the Eastern Front, and in Soviet opinion it was the most decisive aircraft in the history of modern land warfare. Joseph Stalin paid the Il-2 a great tribute in his own inimitable manner: when a particular production factory fell behind on its deliveries, Stalin sent an angrily-worded cable to the factory manager, stating "They are as essential to the Red Army as air and bread."

I hope you enjoy her!



Comments

 I made it 
  June 11, 2011
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 mmmm, thank s jake for the nice history lesson! it s interesting to know, i thought the mustang, and hurricanes were best! and the plane, well, it s not often someone does this model, so it , s pretty original, the best feature in my opinion, would be the cockpit! it s not easy making it look as close as this! great work jake!
Thank you, this was one of my hardest works, as it is of a real aircraft! The cockpit was definitely the hardest part:)
 I like it 
  June 7, 2011
mmmm, thank s jake for the nice history lesson! it s interesting to know, i thought the mustang, and hurricanes were best! and the plane, well, it s not often someone does this model, so it , s pretty original, the best feature in my opinion, would be the cockpit! it s not easy making it look as close as this! great work jake!
 I made it 
  March 28, 2011
Quoting Sam Cantor I'm glad to see this well made plane made as I don't know much about it and I'm sure not many other people do either so well done dude.
Thank you for your kind comment, I'm glad you like it! It was quite a challenge to build!
  March 8, 2011
I'm glad to see this well made plane made as I don't know much about it and I'm sure not many other people do either so well done dude.
 I made it 
  February 24, 2011
Quoting Christo Tracey Nice to see more obscure planes appearing! A great plane, and a brill moc! Keep 'em coming!
Thank you, I'm glad that you like it! This plane came about mainly because I wanted to get away from the standard "Stars" of WWII, and I'm glad it paid off:)
 I like it 
  February 24, 2011
Nice to see more obscure planes appearing! A great plane, and a brill moc! Keep 'em coming!
 I made it 
  February 17, 2011
Thanks all for your kind comments, I'm glad that everyone likes this!
 I like it 
  February 17, 2011
Well made! if you get the time, could you check this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/253259
 I like it 
  February 17, 2011
It's good to see you try another type of plane, keep going!
 I like it 
  February 17, 2011
great work good detail and nice colour
Jake Savage
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Mateo Brlas
  February 16, 2011
Awesome color scheme :D
 I made it 
  February 16, 2011
Quoting Mateo Brlas Awesome color scheme :D
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
 
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