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This page is about the Soviet strike aircraft IL-10. For other versions, see IL-10 (Family).
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IL-10
AB RB SB
5.0 5.0 5.3
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Description

The IL-10 is a rank IV Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB) and 5.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.41.

The IL-10 is the result of the experience of the Ilyushin design bureau in an attempt to made a worthy successor of the famous IL-2M ground attack aircraft. Thus, the IL-10 is essentially a reincarnation of IL-2M with various problems of its predecessor being ironed out (most notably its slow flight speed).

This version of the IL-10 is the 1945 version, equipped with exactly the same armaments with the "Sturmovik", featuring two 23 mm VYa-23 cannons and two 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns as its offensive armaments, while the gunner is equipped with a 12.7 mm Berezin machine gun.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 2 800 m551 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude9 250 m
EngineMikulin AM-42
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight6 t

The IL-10 offers a much needed mobility improvement compared to IL-2. While the aircraft is still quite heavy and sluggish to turn at times, the IL-10 is able to reach its flat top speed quickly, and is capable of executing some turnfighting moves to caught an enemy off guard. Though you might need to be more careful since the IL-10 bleeds a considerable amount of energy while turning.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 2,800 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 529 510 9250 25.3 26.6 7.6 7.6 550
Upgraded 578 551 22.7 24.0 13.8 10.4

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
720 450 498 469 320 ~14 ~14
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 410 < 400 > 322

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural720 km/h
Gear450 km/h
  • 5 mm steel on both sides of pilot and gunner
  • 5 mm steel on top of frontal fuel tank
  • 6 mm steel covering the underside
  • 6 mm steel disc behind propeller spinner
  • 6 mm steel on both sides of pilot's head
  • 6 mm steel in front of and below windshield
  • 7 mm steel above engine
  • 8 mm steel surrounding the nose (except for the top)
  • 8 mm steel behind pilot's head
  • 8.5 mm steel behind central fuel tank
  • 8.5 mm steel in front of gunner*
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks, with neutral gas pressurization system (1 in front of pilot, 1 underneath pilot)

*Note that the gunner is rear-facing

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 900 → 2 441 Sl icon.png
RB4 300 → 5 525 Sl icon.png
SB6 720 → 8 635 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications46 800 Rp icon.png
85 200 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training52 000 Sl icon.png
Experts180 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 180 / 460 % Sl icon.png
166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ub_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
shkas_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
ub_turret_new_gun
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
shkas_new_gun
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
vya_belt_pack
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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RO-82
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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vya_new_gun
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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RO-132
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition1 500 rounds
Fire rate1 800 shots/min

The IL-10 is armed with:

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

The IL-10 is equipped with the powerful 23 mm VYa-23 guns already found on the IL-2M, as it is essentially a faster version of the IL-2M. These guns are still effective at its battle rating. The two VYa-23 cannons have a very high rate of fire and a surprisingly effective incendiary tracer that allows it to light up the enemy's engine on fire during head-on or a chase.

While the two 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns lack stopping power are not the best offensive armament, you can still use them to strafe soft targets, while reserving cannons for heavier ground targets and aircraft. You can use these guns separately via weapon selection to conserve the proper ammunition for a suitable target

While the IL-10 sports less anti-air stopping power when compared to the four 23 mm NS-23 cannons on the 1946 version, its 23 mm VYa-23 cannons offer a greater penetration power which compensates the lack of additional cannons.

Suspended armament

Number of setups11
List of setups
Setup 12 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 22 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 32 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb
Setup 42 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 52 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 62 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 72 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-132 rockets
Setup 82 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 92 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 102 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 112 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-132 rockets
Main articles: RS-82, RBS-82, RS-132, RBS-132

The IL-10 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RS-82 rockets (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RBS-82 rockets (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RS-132 rockets (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RBS-132 rockets (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RS-82 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RBS-82 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RS-132 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RBS-132 rockets (200 kg total)

Defensive armament

Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition150 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Main article: Berezin UB (12.7 mm)

The IL-10 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, dorsal turret (300 rpg)

Usage in battles

Being essentially a faster IL-2M with less payload, the early IL-10 has several shortcomings that made the plane less forgiving to fly. However, it still had great potential to dominate the match.

While you're faster than before, so does your enemy. Unlike the match in the IL-2M where your enemy is slower and you have more time to react, the enemy you'll have to face at this BR is fast and well-armed enough to kill you in seconds if you do not pay attention. You're still able to win a dogfight against fighters via turnfighting, though you may need to be decisive and finish the enemy off as soon as possible due to the IL-10's poor energy retention.

Ground-pounding capability-wise, the IL-10 has a problem with its mediocre payload, it will occasionally struggle to destroy heavier targets with its bombs and rockets. Though the IL-10 is able to strafe various heavy targets from above thanks to the 23 mm VYa cannons, it also carries 2 x 7.62 mm ShVAK machine guns which are good at strafing soft targets, allowing you to conserve the ammunition of the 23 mm to deal with hard targets.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Airframe can take some beatings before going down
  • Well-armored pilot and gunner seats, as well as engine cover
  • Effective multi-purposes armaments
  • Quite fast and manoeuvrable for its weight

Cons:

  • Mediocre climb rate and poor energy retention
  • Defensive armament can prove unreliable at times
  • Payload options are not impressive
  • Usually faces strong and fast opponents with powerful armaments

History

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In-game description

The IL-10 Sturmovik was a Soviet WWII-era attack aircraft created by the Ilyushin Design Bureau in 1944. It first saw combat on 16th April 1945. Serial production of the IL-10 was set up at three factories, Numbers 1, 18 and 64 and continued for five years. A total of over 4,600 IL-10s were produced, as well as 280 training IL-10Us. A licensed version of the IL-10 was also produced at the Avia factory in Czechoslovakia from December 1951 until 1955, designated Avia B-33. In 1953 and 1954, Czech-produced variants were also exported to Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. B-33s were armed with four NS-23RM cannon with 150 shells each. A total of 1,200 aircraft were built by Avia.

The heavily armored IL-10 with the AM-42 engine was a perfect embodiment of the Soviet "flying infantry fighting vehicle" concept, whose combat efficiency when providing close air support was increased by "high mobility" over the battlefield, and somewhat improved armament compared to those used on the previous mainstay Soviet ground attack aircraft, the IL-2. The IL-10's top speed at sea level was 540 km/h, 596 km/h at 2,600 m, and roughly 620 km/h at 5,000 meters. This meant that contemporary propeller-driven fighters could only catch up to the IL-10 given initial altitude advantage, or when using engine boost. Also, aerial combat was not easy.

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External links

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Ilyushin Design Bureau (Илью́шин Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Attackers  IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2-37 · IL-2 M-82 · IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Bombers  DB-3B · IL-4
Jet Bombers  IL-28* · IL-28Sh
Export  ␗DB-3A · ␗IL-10 (1946) · ▀IL-28
Captured  ▀IL-2 (1942)
  * The Chinese company Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation built unlicensed copies of the Il-28 known as the H-5.

USSR strike aircraft
Su-2  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82)
Su-6  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
IL-2  IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2-37 · IL-2 M-82
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Pe-3  Pe-3 (e) · Pe-3 · Pe-3bis
Tandem MAI  Tandem MAI
TIS MA  TIS MA
Tu-1  Tu-1
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB