Private Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik 2
Image ID: 205457
Operator: Private - 2
Aircraft: Ilyushin - Il-2 Sturmovik
Airport: Russia - Samara (Kuybyshev) - Bezymyanka
Category: Warbirds (WW2 and before)
Photo taken on 2011-11-6 by Fyodor Borisov [Contact]
Camera setting: 1/500s f/9.0 at 210mm ISO 200
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(24.4.2012, 17:44 CET)
Il-2 is alive again and in flight after 67 years break. 'Winged Memory of Victory' Foundation after the six years works has restored authentic Il-2. Il-2 was the mostly produced plane ever - 36.183 were built and they had played one of the key roles in USSR victory in WWII.
(24 April 2012 - 23:36 CET)
Fiodor, I've some question about the plane. Is the engine AM-38 original? Is the back of fuselage made of wood or metal? Are the wings made of metal or wood? Is it a version of "so striełkoj" or "daska"- M3 or M?
2 Fyodor Borisov
(26 April 2012 - 08:58 CET)
Engine is original. Samara plant has assisted restores with original parts. It is M3. Can't say more for the moment, sorry. I'm just an aviation photographer, not restorer ;)