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Tamiya 1:72 Ilyshin IL-2 Shturmovik
Plastic Model Kit
This is a Tamiya 1:72 Ilyshin IL-2 Shturmovik Plastic Model Kit. The Ilyushin Il-2 Shuturmovik was the Russian military's representative ground-attack aircraft during WWII. Over 36,000 examples were built by the end of the war, making it the most produced military aircraft in aviation history. The aircraft was characterized by armor that was integrated into its airframe to provide protection for vital areas such as the cockpit, engine and fuel tank. Production of the single-seat version of the Il-2 began in March 1941 but severe losses led to the development of a two-seat version with a rear gunner. A version which featured outer wing sections swept back at 15 degrees for a better center of gravity was introduced in late 1943. Together with the T-34 tank, the Il-2 contributed greatly to the eventual Russian victory. The Tamiya 1:72 aircraft model faithfully captures all the details of this historic aircraft.
• Highly Detailed Plastic Parts
• All New Tooling Accurately Reproduces the Graceful Form of the IL-2
• Includes Parts for 1000kg and 250kg Bombs and RS-82 Rockets
• Includes Three Decal Marking Options
• Scale: 1:72
• Length: 6.37 Inches (162mm)
*This is a plastic model kit that requires painting and assembly. Paint and modeling supplies required and are available separately.