- Model No 61113 - Requires glue and paint
- Scale 1/48
- Length 243mm Wingspan 305mm
- Pilot and gunner figures
- Open or closed canopy options
- 3 Marking options
A detailed 1/48 scale plastic model kit of the Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik
The Shturmovik 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. Together with the T-34 tank, the IL-2 contributed greatly to the eventual Russian victory.
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