IL-2 (1942)

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IL-2 (1942)
il-2i.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/3.0/3.0BR
1 personCrew
4.2 tEmpty weight
5.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 500 mCeiling
sec25.9/25.9/25.0Turn Time
165 km/hStalling speed
Mikulin AM-38Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
620 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 23 mm VYa-23 cannonWeapon 1
300 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
2 х 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunWeapon 2
1 500 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
12 х 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombSetup 1
4 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 2
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 3
2 х 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 4
8 х RS-82 rocketsSetup 5
8 х RBS-82 rocketsSetup 6
12 х 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
8 х RS-82 rockets
Setup 7
12 х 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
8 х RBS-82 rockets
Setup 8
4 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
8 х RS-82 rockets
Setup 9
4 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
8 х RBS-82 rockets
Setup 10
8 х RS-132 rocketsSetup 11
8 х RBS-132 rocketsSetup 12
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bomb
8 х RS-82 rockets
Setup 13
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bomb
8 х RBS-82 rockets
Setup 14
12 х 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
4 х RS-132 rockets
Setup 15
12 х 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
4 х RBS-132 rockets
Setup 16
4 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
4 х RS-132 rockets
Setup 17
4 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
4 х RBS-132 rockets
Setup 18
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bomb
4 х RBS-132 rockets
Setup 19
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bomb
4 х RS-132 rockets
Setup 20
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bomb
8 х RS-132 rockets
Setup 21
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bomb
8 х RBS-132 rockets
Setup 22
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png870 / 1 323/900 / 1 368/530 / 806Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.12 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Russian attacker IL-2 (1942). For the captured German version, see IL-2 (1942) (Germany). For other uses, see IL-2 (Family).

Description

GarageImage IL-2 1942.jpg


The IL-2 (1942) is a rank II Russian attacker with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB) and 2.7 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
406 391 9 500 25.9 26.7 6.2 6.2 450
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
447 426 9 500 24.1 24.9 11.1 8.6 450

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
620 320 470 ~15 ~15
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 320 < 320 < 370 > 360
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,750 m 1,500 hp 1,593 hp

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

The IL-2 (1942) 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

Main article: Suspended armaments

The IL-2 (1942) 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)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 8 x RS-82 rockets
  • 8 x RBS-82 rockets
  • 12 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 8 x RS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 12 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 8 x RBS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 8 x RS-82 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 8 x RBS-82 rockets (200 kg total)
  • 8 x RS-132 rockets
  • 8 x RBS-132 rockets
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 8 x RS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 8 x RBS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 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)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 8 x RS-132 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 8 x RBS-132 rockets (400 kg total)

Usage in battles

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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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm RO-82
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 23 mm Der-21
IV 95 octane fuel usage Engine injection Cover New 23 mm cannons RO-132

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 23 different payload arrangements including bombs and rockets of varying size, flexible ground attack options
  • Powerful pair 23 mm VYa canons, increased firepower, ample ammo capacity
  • Strong protection surrounds the pilot and engine
  • Can be used as a makeshift fighter

Cons:

  • Lacks defensive armament
  • Heavy plane
  • Can't carry bombs larger than 250 kg, difficult to destroy more than one target
  • Restricted visibility from the cockpit in Simulator Battles due to protective armour
  • Higher battle rating

History

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In-game description

The famous IL-2 Sturmovik was a Soviet WWII-era attack aircraft created by the Ilyushin Design Bureau and nicknamed "Hunchback" by Red Army troops due to the distinct fuselage shape. The designers nicknamed their aircraft the "Flying Tank". Luftwaffe pilots, due to the IL-2's incredible ability to withstand battle damage, called it the "Betonflugzeug" or "Concrete Plane". German ground troops, conversely, despised and feared the IL-2, giving it a slew of unpleasant nicknames, such as "Schlachter" (Butcher); "Fleischwolf" (Meatgrinder); "Eiserner Gustav" (Iron Gustav) and "Schwarzer Tod" (the Black Death). Some historians believe that the 'Black Death' was actually a successful invention of the Soviet propaganda machine that caught on with the Germans.

The IL-2 was the most mass-produced military aircraft in history. However, early in the war German air superiority coupled with the absence of rear gunners on early variants and poorly organized Soviet fighter escorts led to high rates of losses for the type. A favorite attack tactic for IL-2 pilots was a low-level attack run, first letting loose with rockets at 600-700 meters, then firing on-board armament from a distance of 400 to 600 meters. Bombs would be dropped in subsequent passes from an altitude of 100-200 meters, using an impact fuse. The recommended tactic for attacking concentrations of soft targets was a strafing run in a shallow dive from 100-200 meters and a subsequent dropping of bombs at low level when exiting the dive.

Media

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
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USSR attackers
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IL-2  IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M “Avenger” · IL-2-37
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
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