IL-2 (1942) (Germany)
|This page is about the aircraft IL-2 (1942) (Germany). For other uses, see IL-2 (Family).|
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".
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< ???||< ???||< ???||> ???|
|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.
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.
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.
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
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).
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not controllable||Not controllable|
Pros and cons
- 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
- 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
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: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the
main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using
<ref>, 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
=== In-game description ===, also if applicable).
Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.
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;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
- other literature.
|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)|
|* The Chinese company Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation built unlicensed copies of the Il-28 known as the H-5.|
|Henschel||Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-3|
|Junkers||Ju 87 G-1 · Ju 87 G-2|
|Germany premium aircraft|
|Rank I||He 51 B-2/H · ▀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 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀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|