IL-10 (1946)

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This page is about the Soviet strike aircraft IL-10 (1946). For other versions, see IL-10 (Family).
IL-10 (1946)
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IL-10 (1946)
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Description

The IL-10 (1946) is a rank IV Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB) and 5.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.41.

As a continuation of the famed Ilyushin IL-2 series, the IL-10 (1946) is a highly upgraded version of the classic Soviet ground attacker of World War Two. Unlike its predecessors, who wield a pair VYa 23 mm cannons, the IL-10 (1946) utilizes four NS-23 23 mm cannons which increase the plane's anti-aircraft capabilities, at the expense of anti-armour stopping power (31 mm of penetration-> 21 mm of penetration). The IL-10 (1946) is also highly capable of defending itself from the rear, unlike its earlier relatives which wielded a single 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun. This aircraft boasts a 20 mm Berezin B-20 cannon capable of ripping would-be killers apart. Although extremely dangerous in a low-speed and low-altitude dogfight, this aircraft suffers at both higher altitudes and higher speeds, where post-war fighters such as the F8F-1B have the advantage. The IL-10 (1946) also features an armoured cockpit and engine, which increases the aircraft's resistance to sub-calibre armour piercing rounds. Thus, just like its earlier relatives, the IL-10 is a very heavy aircraft which can hurt performance aspects such as acceleration.

The IL-10 (1946) wields an impressive armament of four 23 mm NS-23 cannons, placed in the wings. While not capable of destroying heavy ground targets, these cannons are extremely deadly to single, twin, and quad-engine aircraft alike. The rounds have a fairly slow muzzle velocity, however, so it is crucial to lead the target properly, especially in a dogfight. Equipping the "air targets" belt is the best choice as it serves the both light-ground attack and anti-aircraft roles very well.

Cockpit with English labels. It is quite cramped, but features more visibility than the earlier IL-2.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 2 650 m528 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude7 600 m
EngineMikulin AM-42
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight7 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 2,650 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 505 483 7600 25.3 26.6 7.7 7.6 550
Upgraded 552 528 22.8 24.0 13.9 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 + -
720 450 496 467 320 ~14 ~14
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 410 < 400 > 323
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,500 m 1,770 hp 2,009 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural720 km/h
Gear450 km/h
  • 6 mm Steel - Propeller hub plate
  • 8 mm Steel - Engine surround plating
  • 6 mm Steel - Under cockpit plate, under gunner plate, under the rear gun plate, the canopy frame plate
  • 8.5 mm Steel - Rear gunner plate
  • 8 mm Steel - Headrest plate between pilot/gunner
  • 64 mm Bulletproof glass - Front canopy
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks, with neutral gas pressurization system (1 in front of pilot, 1 under pilot)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 900 → 3 691 Sl icon.png
RB6 540 → 8 325 Sl icon.png
SB5 900 → 7 510 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications52 900 Rp icon.png
111 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training68 000 Sl icon.png
Experts240 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 190 / 300 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
ns23_new_gun
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
shvak_turret_belt_pack
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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RO-82
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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b20_turret_new_gun
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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RO-132
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png

Since the IL-10 (1946) is a multi-role aircraft, any module research path is viable. Unlocking performance modifications will boost survivability and damage potential in dogfights, whereas unlocking armament modifications will help with the ground attack. Some of the best modifications to unlock are the "Engine injection" and "Offensive 23 mm belts". Any of the turret upgrades will also improve potential damage output.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 14 x 23 mm NS-23 cannon
Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: NS-23 (23 mm)

The IL-10 (1946) is armed with:

  • 4 x 23 mm NS-23 cannons, wing-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)

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 (1946) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

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

Unlike previous attackers, the IL-10 (1946) cannot carry 8 rockets but only 4, along with bombs and it cannot carry only rockets.

Defensive armament

Turret20 mm B-20E cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate800 shots/min
Main article: B-20E (20 mm)

The IL-10 (1946) is defended by:

  • 1 x 20 mm B-20E cannon, dorsal turret (300 rpg)

Usage in battles

NS-23 cannons are not capable of destroying medium or light tanks even with AP ammunition. This severely hinders the aircraft's ground attack capabilities, so it is best utilized as a multi-purpose aircraft similar to the B7A2 Ryusei. However, it is worth noting that this aircraft wields the ability to carry a varied payload of both bombs and rockets. With proper aim, it is possible to destroy heavy tanks albeit very difficult as there is no bombing reticule. The "air targets" belt for the 23 mm cannons have the ability to demolish soft ground targets such as armoured cars and AAA units, but also retains the ability to destroy fighters and bombers alike with only a handful of rounds. Therefore, it can be beneficial to first attack the enemy's light defences and then if a teammate has been forced to a lower altitude by a pursuer, attempting to alleviate the stress of that pilot can be beneficial. Like the La-9, the IL-10 (1946) has the ability to fire two of it's 23 mm cannons instead of four as the ammunition pools are separate. A good strategy is to use one set of 23 mm belts for attacking ground targets, and the other for destroying enemy aircraft.

If found in a sticky situation, the IL-10 (1946) pilot may choose to call for help or to "roll the dice" and use the 20 mm tail cannon. While it is effective, hitting the enemy at longer distances can be very difficult, especially without the "new 20 mm cannon (turret)" module upgrade. It is best to lure an enemy by turning and evading their fire and then lining them up directly with your tail cannon. It is possible to destroy the enemy aircraft with less than 10 shells if they are very close and the tail gunner is accurate. Another unorthodox method of using the 20 mm tail cannon involves a situation in which an initial pass on a ground target failed. Depending on how close the IL-10 (1946) is to the ground target, it is possible to destroy it from behind with the 20 mm tail gun. This is very difficult especially as the distance from the target increases.

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:

  • Forward-firing 4 x 23 mm cannons can do massive damage
  • Defensive 20 mm gunner with 300 rounds of ammunition for protection (won't always save you, but can bring down stupid enemy fighters reliably)
  • Accelerates rather quickly (useful for gaining distance from a failed ground strike)
  • Versatile payload of bombs and rockets
  • Highly armoured cockpit
  • Durable aircraft, can absorb damage
  • Good manoeuvrability for an attacker

Cons

  • Large aircraft, easy target
  • 23 mm are difficult to aim due to low muzzle velocity
  • Lots of armour plating in the cockpit, hinders visibility (if playing SB)
  • Cannot perform high-speed manoeuvres
  • Bleeds energy extremely quickly
  • Very slow roll rate
  • Low top speed, manoeuvrability and climb rate
  • NS-23 still does not have the penetration to damage medium tanks, even with API-T at optimal angles.
  • Almost no protection for the rear gunner
  • Fewer payload options than previous attackers

History

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Media

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See also

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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
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB