Il-2 Sturmovik - WWII Russian Ground Attack Aircraft

The Il-2 Sturmovik was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union in large numbers during WWII. 36,183 units were produced during the war and 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 aviation history. It is also considered to be one of the the most produced piloted aircraft in history. The Il-2 is a single-engine, propeller-driven, low-wing monoplane of mixed construction with a crew of two. It was specially designed for assault operations featuring the inclusion of armor in an airframe load-bearing scheme.

In early 1941, the Il-2 was ordered into production at four factories. The first use in action of the Il-2 was with the 4th ShAP over the Berezina River days after the invasion began. The aircraft was so new that the pilots had no training in flight characteristics or tactics, and the ground crew had no training in servicing or re-arming. The training received only enabled the pilots to take-off and land. None of the pilots had fired the armament, let alone learned tactics.

Specifications:

Crew: 2 (Pilot and rear gunner)
Loaded weight: 13,580 lb
Powerplant: 1 x Mikulin AM-38F liquid-cooled V-12, 1,720 hp
Maximum speed: 257 mph
Range: 450 mi
Armament:
2 x fixed forward-firing 23x152 mm VYa-23 cannons, 150 rounds per gun
2 x fixed forward-firing 7.62x54 mm RShKAS machine gun, 750 rounds per gun
1 x manually aimed 12.7x108 mm Berezin UBT machine gun in rear cockpit, 300 rounds
Up to 1,320 lb of bombs and/8 x RS-82 rockets 4 x RS-132 rockets

The Il-2 Sturmovik comes with the following features:

Features retractable landing gear
Historically correct camouflage pattern
Vinyl sticker sheet with the Soviet Air Force insignia
Includes two custom-printed Soviet Air Force pilot minifigures
Rare UBT machine gun hand-crafted by BrickArms’ Will Chapman
Designed by Cody Osell
1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
Includes 781 genuine new-condition LEGO® bricks and BrickArms® elements
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
S$592.50

Il-2 Sturmovik - WWII Russian Ground Attack Aircraft