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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== 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.''
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''The Aircraft has an inadequate Engine and Cooling system, and as such, is slow and has a tendency to try to hit the ground. Air speed bleeds off easily, and climbing is close to impossible.''
  
 
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== 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.''
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''Known as the "flying tank" in the second world war, The Il-2 has a Steel "armored bathtub" around the cockpit and engine, with an average thickness of between 4-6 mm. It's front windscreen however is made from armored glass, totaling 64 mm, with it's side+Rear windscreens offering no protection whatsoever. Behind the cockpit is a 12mm section of steel armor.''
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''German ace Erich Hartmann recalled "an Shturmovik IL-2,which was the toughest aircraft to bring down because of the heavy armour plate. You had to shoot out the oil cooler underneath, otherwise, it would not go down". Receiving damage to your oil or water coolers is usually fatal, as it will cause your engine to under-perform and eventually cause your demise. The tail area is especially weak, and can be ripped off by enemy fire. The Aircraft's engine is inadequate, as is the cooling system;as such, using WEP with this aircraft is not recommended.''  
  
== Armaments ==
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== Armaments [[VYa-23 (23 mm)]] [[ShKAS (7.62 mm)]] ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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The Il-2(1942) is armed with:
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* 2 x 23 mm Vya-23 cannons (150 rpg, 300 rounds total)
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* 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns (750 rpg, 1500 rounds total)
  
=== Suspended armament ===
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=== Suspended armament [[SC50JA (50 kg)]] [[SC250JA (250 kg)]]  ===
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''
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''The Il-2(1942) can be outfitted with the following external ordinance:''
  
=== Defensive armament ===
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* 4 x SC50JA bombs (200 kg total; Within the bomb bays)
''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.''
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* 2 x SC250JA bombs (500 kg total; Under the wings)
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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''In Air RB, this aircraft can devastate entire columns of enemy Tanks and soft targets with ease. The Plane's 23mm cannons Armored rounds will make easy work of enemy medium tanks when attacking from the sides, and can sometimes aswell from the rear, though this seems to take more ammunition. It's recommended to use bursts when dealing with enemy armor. This aircraft can also excel in head-on attacks by enemy fighters, if needed for defensive actions. If using this plane with a squad of German Il-2s, one *could potentially form a makeshift "circle of death", with each plane circling while covering the squad-mate ahead of them. If being attacked from behind, reducing power and flying low to the ground *may cause the enemy fighter to overshoot into the player's firing zone.''
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The Main threats to the Il-2 are enemy AAA and SPAA weapons, the occasional Allied attacker (A-36) and once they've arrived, enemy fighters. Most of the time the Il-2 can win a Head-on with enemy fighters, however once an enemy climbs, usually the il-2 player is doomed.  
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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===Modules===
 
===Modules===
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* Gets premium reward in every battle
 
* Gets premium reward in every battle
 
* Armour encases engine and cockpit  
 
* Armour encases engine and cockpit  
* Can be used as a makeshift fighter
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* Can be used as a makeshift fighter, so long as the enemy doesn't climb.
 
* 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
 
* 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
 
* Reasonably good turn rate
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Lacks defensive armament
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* Inadequate Engine + Cooling systems
  
 
* Stalls at 170 kph (105 mph)
 
* Stalls at 170 kph (105 mph)
* Although frontal part of the aircraft is armoured the tail will be shot of quite easily
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* Although frontal part of the aircraft is armoured the tail will be shot off quite easily
 
* No payload consisting of rockets
 
* No payload consisting of rockets
 
* Takes some time to get used to bombing without dive brakes or a bombsight
 
* Takes some time to get used to bombing without dive brakes or a bombsight
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== History ==
 
== History ==
''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== In-game description ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
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''For History, [[IL-2 (1942)|See Il-2(1942)]]: This Particular Il-2(1942) was originally marked as Red/White 4 of the Soviet air force and was captured by the Germans on the Eastern front. The aircraft's paint scheme suggests it was most likely built at Zavod 18, as it is typical of paint schemes from this particular factory. All weapons were removed (and later reinstalled) and all markings were painted over, with the addition of a Yellow band being painted in-front of the tail section and under the tips of the wings. Of note is the lack of the inclined Swastika which was present on the original.''  
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''  
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
  
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
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* [[IL-2 (1941)]]
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* [[IL-2 (1942)]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
  
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''topic on the official game forum; if there is one?''
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-2
* ''other literature.''
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* http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/il-2/il2-camo/germans/germans.html
  
 
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Revision as of 16:46, 17 May 2020

RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
▀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
4.54 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 500 mCeiling
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 100/1 400/960Repair
4 700 Sl icon.pngCrew training
32 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
120 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png110 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png50 × 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

The Aircraft has an inadequate Engine and Cooling system, and as such, is slow and has a tendency to try to hit the ground. Air speed bleeds off easily, and climbing is close to impossible.

Characteristics
Upgraded (as it is when purchased)
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
 ?  ? 9 500  ??.? 25.0  ??.? 8.3  ???

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
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620 320 470 ~?? ~?
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

Known as the "flying tank" in the second world war, The Il-2 has a Steel "armored bathtub" around the cockpit and engine, with an average thickness of between 4-6 mm. It's front windscreen however is made from armored glass, totaling 64 mm, with it's side+Rear windscreens offering no protection whatsoever. Behind the cockpit is a 12mm section of steel armor.

German ace Erich Hartmann recalled "an Shturmovik IL-2,which was the toughest aircraft to bring down because of the heavy armour plate. You had to shoot out the oil cooler underneath, otherwise, it would not go down". Receiving damage to your oil or water coolers is usually fatal, as it will cause your engine to under-perform and eventually cause your demise. The tail area is especially weak, and can be ripped off by enemy fire. The Aircraft's engine is inadequate, as is the cooling system;as such, using WEP with this aircraft is not recommended.

Armaments VYa-23 (23 mm) ShKAS (7.62 mm)

Offensive armament

The Il-2(1942) is armed with:

  • 2 x 23 mm Vya-23 cannons (150 rpg, 300 rounds total)
  • 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns (750 rpg, 1500 rounds total)

Suspended armament SC50JA (50 kg) SC250JA (250 kg)

The Il-2(1942) can be outfitted with the following external ordinance:

  • 4 x SC50JA bombs (200 kg total; Within the bomb bays)
  • 2 x SC250JA bombs (500 kg total; Under the wings)

Usage in battles

In Air RB, this aircraft can devastate entire columns of enemy Tanks and soft targets with ease. The Plane's 23mm cannons Armored rounds will make easy work of enemy medium tanks when attacking from the sides, and can sometimes aswell from the rear, though this seems to take more ammunition. It's recommended to use bursts when dealing with enemy armor. This aircraft can also excel in head-on attacks by enemy fighters, if needed for defensive actions. If using this plane with a squad of German Il-2s, one *could potentially form a makeshift "circle of death", with each plane circling while covering the squad-mate ahead of them. If being attacked from behind, reducing power and flying low to the ground *may cause the enemy fighter to overshoot into the player's firing zone.

The Main threats to the Il-2 are enemy AAA and SPAA weapons, the occasional Allied attacker (A-36) and once they've arrived, enemy fighters. Most of the time the Il-2 can win a Head-on with enemy fighters, however once an enemy climbs, usually the il-2 player is doomed.

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

As this plane is premium, all modules are already researched and purchased.

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, so long as the enemy doesn't climb.
  • 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:

  • Lacks defensive armament
  • Inadequate Engine + Cooling systems
  • Stalls at 170 kph (105 mph)
  • Although frontal part of the aircraft is armoured the tail will be shot off 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

For History, See Il-2(1942): This Particular Il-2(1942) was originally marked as Red/White 4 of the Soviet air force and was captured by the Germans on the Eastern front. The aircraft's paint scheme suggests it was most likely built at Zavod 18, as it is typical of paint schemes from this particular factory. All weapons were removed (and later reinstalled) and all markings were painted over, with the addition of a Yellow band being painted in-front of the tail section and under the tips of the wings. Of note is the lack of the inclined Swastika which was present on the original.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:


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-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Bombers  DB-3B · IL-4
Jet Bombers  IL-28* · IL-28Sh
Export  ␗DB-3A · ␗IL-10 (1946)
Captured  ▀IL-2 (1942)
  * The Chinese company Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation built unlicensed copies of the Il-28 known as the H-5.

Germany attackers
Henschel  Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-3
Junkers  Ju 87 G-1 · Ju 87 G-2
Trophies  ▀IL-2 (1942)

Germany premium aircraft
Fighters  He 51 B-2/H · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 G-2 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-13
  ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀Hawk H-75A-2 · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN · ▀P-47D · ▀Tempest Mk V
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 109 Z · Bf 110 C-6 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7 · Ju 388 J · Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▀G.91 R/4
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀IL-2 (1942)
Bombers  ▀Wellington Mk Ic · BV 238 · Fw 189 A-1 · Ju 288 C