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IL-2

Historical InfoEdit

The IL-2 was produced in massive numbers with 36,183 being build during the second world war. The plane would often attack by keeping the target to its left entiring a shalow dive and making a turn of about 30 degrees. The IL-2 suffered from poor accuracy so the soviets deployed them en masse. The weight of the aircraft limeted the amount of armnament that could be carried and as a result American and British plane often carried heavier payloads. D

IL-2

Due to a shortage of fighters sometimes the IL-2 Was used as a fighter, although easily outclassed by most German fighters it performed fairly well against reconnaissance planes, and bombers. The IL-2 was so effective that Stalin once said that "Our Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eats"Our Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eatsOur Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eats36Our Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eatsOur Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eats,18336,183