IL-2M type 3

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This page is about the Soviet strike aircraft IL-2M type 3. For other versions, see IL-2 (Family).
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IL-2M type 3
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3.3 3.3 3.3
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Description

The IL-2M type 3 is a rank III Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

The IL-2M type 3 is an improved version of the famous "Sturmovik" ground attack aircraft. It featured an "arrow wing" design, possessed leading edges that were swept back 15 degrees on the outer panels, giving it a better manoeuvrability and aerodynamic characteristics.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 400 m405 km/h
Turn time48 s
Max altitude6 000 m
EngineMikulin AM-38F
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight6 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,400 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 387 371 6000 49.2 50.3 6.1 6.0 800
Upgraded 430 409 46.9 47.9 11.4 8.6

While the IL-2M type 3 is still very slow in straight line like the other IL-2s, it retains a good handling characteristic similar to the IL-2 (1942). This, combined with an addition of combat flaps, makes the plane very flexible and can take on almost every enemy at its BR.

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 + -
620 320 447 418 270 ~13 ~13
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 320 < 320 < 320 > 329

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural620 km/h
Gear320 km/h
  • 4 mm steel surrounding engine and frontal fuel tank
  • 4 mm steel above pilot
  • 5 mm steel underneath rear fuel tanks
  • 6 mm steel surrounding pilot
  • 6 mm steel underneath belly oil cooling system
  • 6 mm steel in front of gunner*
  • 6 mm steel disc behind propeller spinner
  • 12 mm steel behind gunner*
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks, with neutral gas pressurization system (1 in front of pilot's feet, 1 under pilot, 1 behind gunner*)

*Note that the gunner is rear-facing

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 400 → 2 162 Sl icon.png
RB2 800 → 4 325 Sl icon.png
SB4 480 → 6 921 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications29 600 Rp icon.png
65 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training39 000 Sl icon.png
Experts140 000 Sl icon.png
Aces590 Ge icon.png
Research Aces360 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
40 / 120 / 220 % Sl icon.png
148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
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Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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95 octane fuel usage
Research:
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Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
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Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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ub_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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shkas_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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ub_turret_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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shkas_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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MDZ-42
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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vya_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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RO-82
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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vya_new_gun
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
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RO-132
Research:
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Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
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Armaments

Offensive armament

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

The IL-2M type 3 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)

Suspended armament

Number of setups20
List of setups
Setup 112 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
Setup 24 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 34 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 44 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 54 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 612 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
4 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 712 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
4 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 84 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 94 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 104 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 114 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 122 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb
Setup 134 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 144 x RBS-132 rockets
Setup 1512 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
4 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 1612 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
4 x RBS-132 rockets
Setup 174 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 184 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-132 rockets
Setup 194 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 204 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x RBS-132 rockets
Main articles: RS-82, RBS-82, RS-132, RBS-132

The IL-2M type 3 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 12 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 4 x RS-82 rockets
  • 4 x RBS-82 rockets
  • 12 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 4 x RS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 12 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 4 x RBS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RS-82 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RBS-82 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RBS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 4 x RS-132 rockets
  • 4 x RBS-132 rockets
  • 12 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 4 x RS-132 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 12 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 4 x RBS-132 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RS-132 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 4 x RBS-132 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RS-132 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 4 x RBS-132 rockets (400 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-2M type 3 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, dorsal turret (150 rpg)

Usage in battles

The IL-2M type 3 is an attacker which excels at low altitude. You'll be flying close to the ground in order to hit your targets with your cannons and machine guns, so watch for obstacles and use the IL-2's phenomenal low-speed performance and tight turning circle to get out of harm's way, though beware of the mediocre roll rate and the weak acceleration. Give yourself time to build up a good amount of speed before going for another attack, otherwise, you'll struggle to climb away. Make note of what targets you can eliminate: light pillboxes can be destroyed by your cannons, and even extended MG fire from your 7.62 mm guns, but other pillboxes will be impossible to destroy with your guns, and bombs will need a direct hit. Likewise, light tanks and armoured cars can be destroyed with your guns, but medium tanks will need to be hit from the top or rear to penetrate the thicker armour, and heavy tanks are invulnerable unless you land a direct bomb or rocket hit.

The most interesting additions of the IL-2M type 3 is the wing redesign. An addition of combat flaps and more aerodynamically efficient wing design means that the plane is now more nimble than the single seat IL-2 (1942). This makes the Type 3 capable of executing some tight turns to caught an enemy off guard, or attacking ground targets more efficiently.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Numerous payload arrangements (24) including bombs and rockets of varying size, flexible ground attack options
  • Sturdy airframe as with other versions of IL-2s
  • Strong protection surrounds the pilot and engine
  • Powerful 23 mm VYa cannons allows it to tackle any kinds of targets
  • Redesigned wings with combat flaps significantly improve its turn rate, especially at higher speeds
  • Rear gunner is equipped with a powerful 12.7 mm Berezin MG to ward off any chasers

Cons:

  • Awfully slow top speed
  • Heavy plane; horrible climb rate and sluggish acceleration
  • Poor energy retention
  • Tail section blocked most of rear gunner's firing range
  • Rear gunner carries very limited ammunition

History

In-game description

On 21st July 1941 the lead designer of the IL-2 Sergey Ilyushin sent a request to the People's Minister of Aviation, calling for improvement of the IL-2 by upgrading the engine to a 1,675-HP M-82 and increasing the aircraft's armor. The request was extremely urgent, considering that the rapidly advancing German troops at the time threatened serial production of the engines then used on the IL-2. Several influential Party members also called for upgrading the IL-2's engine. Another crucial change, in conjunction with the engine, called for converting the aircraft into a two-seater, based on combat experience. The second crewman would mainly deal with protecting the rear section of the Sturmovik from aerial attack, making it, in the designer's opinion, "nearly invincible". An aft fuel tank, previously installed behind the pilot in the armored tub, was replaced with a gunner compartment under a stretched canopy, armed with a 12.7mm (.50-cal) UBT machine gun with 280 rounds of ammunition. The gunner position, just like the pilot's, was well armored.

Once the prototype was tested, all test pilots concluded that flight performance of the new variant was worse than that of the earlier IL-2 AM-38 variant; however, no changes in overall behavior were noted, the armor was very effective, and no shortcomings that made flying dangerous were uncovered. Therefore, the new prototype was accepted for serial production.

Media

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See also

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External links


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