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Ilyushin Il-2
Il-2 1
Role Ground attack aircraft
Operators Soviet Union
No. of positions 1
Position 1 Pilot
7.62mm machine guns
23mm guns
FAB 100 Bombs
Ilyushin Il-2M
Il-2m3 1
Role Ground attack aircraft
Operators Soviet Union
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Pilot
7.62mm machine guns
23mm guns
Cluster Bombs
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun
Ilyushin Il-2MR
Il-2m3r2 1
Role Ground attack aircraft
Operators Soviet Union
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Pilot
7.62mm machine guns
23mm guns
8xRS-82 Rockets
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun
Ilyushin Il-2MR2
Il-2m3r 1
Role Ground attack aircraft
Operators Soviet Union
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Pilot
7.62mm machine guns
23mm guns
4xRS-132 Rockets
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun

The Ilyushin Il-2 is a Soviet ground attack aircraft.

DescriptionEdit

The Il-2 was the main ground attack aircraft used by the Soviet Union during World War II. It was deemed so important that Stalin informed the factory managers that the Red Army needed it "like bread", and as a result it became one of the most produced combat aircraft in history.

There are four versions of Il-2M in Battlegroup42, which differ only in the payload: four FAB-100 bombs, eight RS-82 rockets, four RS-132 rockets, or cluster bombs. All versions are also armed with two forward firing ShKAS machine guns and two 23mm VYa-23 cannons. The rear gunner in the second position has access to a rearward firing 12.7mm Berezin UBT machine gun to fend off enemy fighters.

On some early war scenarios, there is a single-seat Il-2 variant available. It is also armed with two forward firing ShKAS machine guns and two 23mm VYa-23 cannons, but has no defensive rearward firing machine gun. It carries four FAB 100 bombs under the wings.

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