IL-2-37

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General info

The IL-2-37 in the garage.

The IL-2-37 is a Rank III Soviet attacker with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB) and 3.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.70.1945 "Weapons of Victory".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The IL-2-37 is meant for swooping down and taking out tanks with it's dual 37 mm Ns-37 cannons. It does a fairly decent job at doing so, it is recommended to dive at a high angle and shoot the top of the tank to set them on fire or kill the crew.

Vehicle characteristics

The IL-2-37 is the slowest of all of the extended-cockpit IL-2 variants (those featuring a gunner). As such, the IL-2-37 should be played as an attacker and only as an attacker. Anything else will get it destroyed very quickly.

Tactics

Being a true attacker, it should head straight to its target immediately as the battle starts.

Tips for gunners
The gunner is extremely powerful and accurate even before upgrades, it is not uncommon to get three or more gunner kills in one game. Take advantage of the fact that many enemies will approach the aircraft from straight behind, so switch to gunner view and just aim for the cockpit of the enemy plane attacking the tail. Use the Armoured targets belt for the gunner, as they feature a cement-core round capable of penetrating through most bulletproof glass, engine casing, and armour.

37 mm's
The IL-2-37 comes with a pair of 37 mm guns, each with 50 rounds loaded. In tank battles, dive from above and attack targets through their more vulnerable roof. In air battles, come from the side or back as enemies are usually travelling in a straight line. Set a gun targeting distance of no less than 500 m so the IL-2-37 can pull out of the fray once it passes over. When the enemy is in sights, fire once and see if the shots hit and kill the target. If it doesn't, fire again, and pull out of the engagement if the target was not destroyed in the two volleys. Go around for another pass or focus on a new ground target in the IL-2-37's flight path.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great at ground striking.
  • Has dual 37mm NS-37 cannons on the wings.
  • Extremely generous ammo count.
  • One of the most durable single engine planes in the game.
  • First Sturmovik model with a rear gunner.

Cons:

  • Hard to fly
  • Takes skill to fly at low speeds.
  • Does not want to roll when exceeding 500 KMH (or 310+ miles per hour).
  • The guns are heavy so it restricts, heavily the amount of bombs you can carry.
  • No rocket armament, for this version of the IL-2.
  • Abhorrent turning radius. At ground attack roles, stock plane can feel as maneuverable as strategic bomber
  • Firing more than two consecutive 37mm shots can increase the spread dramatically outside of the crosshair aiming circle without cannon upgrades

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 x 37 mm NS-37 cannons, wing-mounted (50 rpg = 100 total)

NS37

NS37

NS-37

Pros

Cons



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

ShKAS

ShKAS

ShKAS

Pros

  • Often referred to as the "buzzsaw" or "flamethrower" due to the amount of rounds this gun can spit out in seconds.
  • Very good at starting fires, particularly with the Tracer or Stealth belt.

Cons

  • Tends to jam quickly.
  • Largely inaccurate, as velocity seems to fall off quickly, but with the fire rate, it shouldn't matter.



Defensive armament

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

Berezin_UB_turret

Berezin_UB_turret

Berezin UB turret

Pros

Cons



Payloads

  • Without load
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombs
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombs

bombs

bombs

Bombs

nation Mass name Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Bomb properties High explosive Fragmentation
Germany ✙ 1000kg sc1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Germany ✙ 250kg sc250 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Germany ✙ 50kg sc50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Germany ✙ 500kg sc500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Germany ✙ 10kg sd10a 152 0.8 0.3 5m 8mm 0 15m 5mm
Germany ✙ 10kg sd 10a 152 0.8 0.5 5m 10mm 0 15m 5mm
Japan ❁ 250kg mod25mark2 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 500kg mod50mark2 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Japan ❁ 800kg mod80mark1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Japan ❁ 250kg type92mod25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 500kg type92mod50 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Japan ❁ 100kg type94mod10 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
Japan ❁ 50kg type94mod5 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Japan ❁ 60kg type97mod6 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Japan ❁ 250kg type98mod25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 800kg type99mod25 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Japan ❁ 800kg type99mod80 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 100kg fab100 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
USSR ✭ 1000kg fab1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 250kg fab250 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
USSR ✭ 50kg fab50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USSR ✭ 500kg fab500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USSR ✭ 1500kg fab 1500m 46 450 33 2452.7 70m 450mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 3000kg fab 3000m 46 450 33 8493.2 100m 500mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs gp 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs gp mk1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs mc mk1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs 43 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs late 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 226.8kg 500lbs 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Britain ♚ 226.8kg 500lbs 43 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Britain ♚ 1815kg mk2 cookie 450 100 4955.1 80m 400mm 87.6 200m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lb anm65 cone 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lb anm65a1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lbs 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 45.4kg 100lb anm30 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USA ✪ 45.4kg 100lbs 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USA ✪ 907.2kg 2000lbs 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USA ✪ 907.2kg 2000lbs anm66 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USA ✪ 113.4kg 250lb anm57 267 9.3 4.1 12m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
USA ✪ 226.8kg 500lb anm64a1 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
USA ✪ 226.8kg 500lbs 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm

Armour

  • 6 mm Steel plate behind propeller.
  • 4 mm Steel plate covering the front fuselage.
  • 12 mm Steel plate in air intake.
  • 6 mm Steel plates around the oil cooling system.
  • 5 mm Steel plates around the fuel tank.
  • 6 mm Steel plates surrounding the cockpit.
  • 64 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 4 mm Steel plate above cockpit fuel tank.
  • 12 mm Steel plate separating cockpit and rear gunner.
  • 6 mm Steel plate in front of the rear gunner.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Mikulin AM-38F 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 880 kg
Name: Mikulin AM-38F 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 880 kg
Name: Mikulin AM-38F 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 880 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,320 m
  • Max altitude: 5,200 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 550 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,320 m
  • Max altitude: 5,200 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 550 m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,320 m
  • Max altitude: 5,200 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 550 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,320 m
  • Max altitude: 5,200 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 550 m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,320 m
  • Max altitude: 5,200 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 550 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,320 m
  • Max altitude: 5,200 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 550 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

Referred in the west as the "IL-2 Type 3M". Based on the two seat Il-2, armed with Nudelman-Suranov NS-37 in conformal gun pods under the wings, instead of the 20/23 mm cannons, this version is an attempt to create an anti-tank aircraft, first used in combat during the Battle of Kursk. However, the combat effectiveness was quite low and production of the variant was limited to about 3,500. Moreover, bomb load was decreased from 600 kg to 200 kg. It was replaced by the conventional Il-2 attackers armed with cassettes with cumulative bomblets.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the IL-2-37 from live.warthunder.com.

Il2_2_ns37_machine_cannon_moscow_march_1943.jpg

Additional information (links)

References


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IL-2-37
Nation USSR
Design Family Šturmovík
Type Attackers
Heavy Attacker
Fighting style Ground Attack
Bombing
Strike Fighter
Tank Hunter

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~5202 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~5752 kg
Takeoff Weight ~6277 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 1320 m
Climb Rate ~8.33 m/s
Turn Time ~28.44 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~135.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~11467 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~12682 lb
Takeoff Weight ~13838 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 4331 m
Climb Rate 27.33 ft/s
Turn Time 28.44 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~27.65 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x NS-37 50 RPG
2 x ShKAS 750 RPG
1 x Berezin UB 150 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
4 x 💣 50 kg FAB-50 Bomb
Payload Option 3
2 x 💣 100 kg FAB-100 Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 620 kph
Gear lmit 320 kph
Combat Flaps 470 kph
Max static +G's ~9
Max static -G's ~9
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 ~9
Max static -G's ~9
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
750 m
2461 ft
100% Enginepower 1500 hp
WEP Enginepower 1593 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)