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

Defensive armament

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

Payloads

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

bombs

bombs

Bombs

Nation Mass (nominal) Name Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Bomb properties High explosive Fragmentation
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Germany
1,000 kg SC 1000L2 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg SC 250Ja 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg SC 50Ja 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg SC 500K 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
10 kg SD 10C 152 0.8 0.3 5m 8mm 0 15m 5mm
10 kg SD 10a 152 0.8 0.5 5m 10mm 0 15m 5mm
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Japan
250 kg mod.25 mk 2 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg mod. 50 mk 2 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
800 kg mod. 80 mk 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg Type 92 mod. 25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg Type 92 mod. 50 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
100 kg Type 94 mod. 10 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
50 kg Army Type 94 mod. 5 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
60 kg Type 97 mod. 6 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
250 kg Type 98 mod.25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
800kg Type 99 mod. 25 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
800 kg Navy Type 99 No. 80 mod. 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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USSR
100 kg FAB-100 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
1,000 kg FAB-1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg FAB-250M-43 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg FAB-50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg FAB-500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
1,500 kg FAB-1500M-46 450 33 2452.7 70m 450mm 94.4 150m 15mm
3,000 kg FAB-3000M-46 450 33 8493.2 100m 500mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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Britain
453 kg 1000 lb GP 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb GP mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb MC mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 43 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb late 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 43 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
1,815 kg mk 2 Cookie 450 100 4955.1 80m 400mm 87.6 200m 15mm
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USA
453.6 kg 1000lb AN-M65 cone 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453.6 kg 1000 lb AN-M65A1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
45.4 kg 100 lb AN-M30A1 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
907.2 kg 2000 lb AN-M66A2 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb AN-M57 267 9.3 4.1 12m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb AN-M64A1 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
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France
kg 100 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 200 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 500 kg No. 2 m mm m mm

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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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
0
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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Icon-country-sov.png 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 Brakes 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 Brakes 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 limit 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 limit 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% Engine power 1500 hp
WEP Engine power 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)