IL-2 (1942) (Germany)

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▀IL-2 (1942)
il_2_1942_luftwaffe.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/3.0/3.0BR
1 personCrew
5.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Mikulin AM-38FEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
620 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 23 mm VYa-23 cannonWeapon 1
300 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunWeapon 2
1 500 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
Economy
850 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 700/1 810/950Repair
4 700 Sl icon.pngCrew training
32 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
× (118 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.1 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 1.2 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 0.4 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png
This page is about the aircraft IL-2 (1942) (Germany). For other uses, see IL-2 (Family).

Description

GarageImage IL-2 (1942) (Germany).jpg


The ▀IL-2 (1942) is a rank II premium German attacker with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB) and 2.7 (SB). It was introduced during Update 1.51 "Cold Steel".

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 ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

Details

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

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

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Suspended armament

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Defensive armament

Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has a great armament
  • Gets premium reward in every battle
  • Armour encases engine and cockpit
  • Can be used as a makeshift fighter
  • 23 mm cannons can pierce most light tanks, medium tanks and self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) at its battle rating with armoured targets belts
  • Reasonably good turn rate
  • Decent ammo supply

Cons:

  • Stalls at 170 kph (105 mph)
  • Although frontal part of the aircraft is armoured the tail will be shot of quite easily
  • No payload consisting of rockets
  • Takes some time to get used to bombing without dive brakes or a bombsight
  • little or no rear visibility in the cockpit (important in simulator battles) - visibility vs. survivability
  • Only three payload options vs. the 23 options of the Russian version

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • 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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Germany attackers
Henschel  Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romanian Air Force) · Hs 129 B-3
Junkers  Ju 87 G-1 · Ju 87 G-2
Trophies  ▀IL-2 (1942)

Germany premium aircraft
Rank I  He 51 B-2 /Hydroplane · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · Fw 189 A-1 · Flegel's Bf 109 A
Rank II  ▀IL-2 (1942) · ▀Wellington Mk Ic · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · ▀Yak-1B · BV 238 · Bf 110 C-6
Rank III  Bf 109 G-2 · ▀P-47D Thunderbolt · Hs 129 B-2 (Romanian Air Force) · ▀La-5FN · Ta 154 A-1
Rank IV  He 219 A-7 · Bf 109 Z · Fw 190 D-13 · Do 335 B-2 · ▀Tempest Mk V · Ju 288 C · Fw 190 C