IL-2 (1942)

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General info

The IL-2 (1942) is a Rank II Premium German plane with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.51 "Cold Steel". This aircraft can be purchased for 850 GE.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Steel fuselage gives great protection value.
  • 23mm auto-cannons has very good velocity and damage.
  • Surprisingly good at flat turning.
  • Sufficient ammo load.
  • Engine cools down pretty easily.

Cons:

  • Not maneuverable .
  • Bleeds speed very fast.
  • Wings aren't as solid as the fuselage.
  • Bad bomb/rocket load (compared to Russian counterpart).
  • Only performs well at low altitudes.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 x 23 mm VYa-23 cannon, wing-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)
  • 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, wing-mounted (750 rpg = 1,500 total)

Payloads

  • 4 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: ___
  • Cooling type: ____
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: ___ kg
Name: ___
  • Cooling type: ____
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: ___ kg
Name: ___
  • Cooling type: ____
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: ___ kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



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0.34
0.68
1.02
1.36
1.7
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

The IL-2 was a Soviet Ground attack aircraft introduced in 1941. The IL-2 was first used in combat with the 4th ShAP (Soviet Ground Attack Regiment), only days after the German invasion of the Soviet Union on the 22nd of June, 1941. The plane was ordered to be manufactured in 4 factories, but after the German Invasion, they were only produced in 2 factories, but with 249 being made before the Invasion.

Screenshots and fan art

IL-2 (Luftwaffe) Cockpit
IL-2 (Luftwaffe) Underside

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-der.png IL-2 (1942)
Nation Germany
Design Family Šturmovík
Type Attackers
Fighting style Ground Attack
Bombing
Strike Fighter
Close Air Support

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~4076 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~4726 kg
Takeoff Weight ~5396 kg
Wing Area ~38 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1500 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~415.80 kph at 2500 m
Climb Rate ~8.33 m/s
Turn Time ~28.44 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~106.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~8986 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~10419 lb
Takeoff Weight ~11896 lb
Wing Area ~414 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1500 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~258.37 mph at 8202 m
Climb Rate 27.33 ft/s
Turn Time 28.44 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~21.71 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x VYa-23 150 RPG
2 x ShKAS 750 RPG
Payload Option 1
Without load Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
4 x 💣 50 kg SC 50 Bomb
Payload Option 3
2 x 💣 250 kg SC 250 Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 620 kph
Gear lmit 320 kph
Combat Flaps 470 kph
Max static +G's ~11
Max static -G's ~11
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <320 kph
Rudder <320 kph
Elevators <320 kph
Radiator >220 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 385 mph
Gear lmit 199 mph
Combat Flaps 292 mph
Max static +G's ~11
Max static -G's ~11
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <199 mph
Rudder <199 mph
Elevators <199 mph
Radiator >137 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1650 m
5413 ft
100% Enginepower 1500 hp
WEP Enginepower 1590 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)