HISTORY: The Iliushin Stormovik entered in service in 1941 and was designed
specifically for ground attack role. This “flyng tank”, heavily armoured
played a crucial role during the big tank battles in Russia and was built near
the tremendous number over 36,000 units. That great bastard that was Stalin said
that “the Il.2 was as necessary for Red Army like air and bread”. During the
final stages of the war a number of these planes was delivered to the
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is yet another old Airfix release. I built it straight OB one more time.
Since I just have built a Russian sample, I finished this like a
post-war plane supplied to the Polish AF. Colours are in the Humbrol
range, being field green 34102 (H117) and Hellblau 35414 (H65). This
little kit would be something different from the standard one. I believe
that a preserved example of the real thing is visible today at the Warsaw AF
greetings to the …colleagues modellers!
Paolo De Sanctis