Top 6 articles on Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik

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SMER IL-2 1/72

by Greg Kittinger on March 19, 2015 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

This was one I finished in 2012. Not a bad kit, but the decals shredded so went to spares box. Also scratch built the oil cooler (at least I supposed that’s what the cylindrical thing on the starboard wing is) […]


1/48th IL2-m3 Sturmovik by Accurate Miniatures

by Michael Wayne Knowles on August 31, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

The Sturmovik was known as “flying tanks” to the Russian ground forces of WWII. Presumably built in greater numbers than any other aircraft, these planes made an idellible mark on their enemies. Heavily armed with cannon , bombs and rockets, […]

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Flying Heritage Collection Hangar Grand Opening

by JimBates on May 10, 2013 in Show Reports -- 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Grand Opening of the Flying Heritage Collection’s new hangar at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Here are a few photos of the aircraft in that hangar. […]


1/72 Tamiya Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik

by James Kelley on April 24, 2013 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

I recently did an in-box review of this kit for iModeler…here is the finished product. The kit is engineered very well, as one would expect from Tamiya. Interestingly, I found the plastic to be slightly softer than what I am […]


iModeler Review: Tamiya 1/72 Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik

by James Kelley on March 24, 2013 in Reviews -- 3 Comments

A few months ago, Tamiya released what is, most likely, the new standard for 1/48 IL-2 Shturmovik. The kit has thus been lauded for its engineering, beauty, and ease of assembly. There was also, as I remember, a bit of […]


Accurate Miniatures 1/48 IL-2 Shturmovik

by Dan DeSilva on November 26, 2012 in Aviation

I saw a profile of this aircraft- yeah I know- you should use photos not someone’s idea of a photo, but I couldn’t resist- it was the only image I could find of a cannon toting IL-2! I used Scale […]