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Easy Model Platinum Collection 36412
Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik Display Model
Soviet Air Force 76th GvShAD, White 24, USSR

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik   6.25"   8"

The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union in large numbers during the Second World War. With 36,183 examples of the Il-2 produced during the war, and in combination with its successor, the Ilyushin Il-10, a total of 42,330 were built, making it the single most produced military aircraft design in aviation history. To Il-2 pilots, the aircraft was simply the diminutive "Ilyusha". To the soldiers on the ground, it was the "Hunchback", the "Flying Tank" or the "Flying Infantryman". The Il-2 played a crucial role on the Eastern Front. Joseph Stalin paid the Il-2 a great tribute in his own inimitable manner: when a particular production factory fell behind on its deliveries, Stalin sent an angrily worded cable to the factory manager, stating "They are as essential to the Red Army as air and bread. I demand more machines. This is my final warning!"

Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik

Designed as an armored ground attack aircraft for the Soviet Union, the Ilyushin Il-2 first flew on December 20, 1939. Armed with 37mm guns and nicknamed "The Flying Tank," the Il-2 was a deadly-accurate dive bomber and tank killer. Considered the most decisive aircraft in the history of Soviet land warfare, Stalin once said that the Il-2 was "as essential to the Red Army as air and bread." The Il-2 and its successor, the Il-10, can also claim the title of the most-produced military aircraft in history-between 1939 and 1946 a total of 42,330 aircraft of the design were manufactured.

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Easy Model Platinum Collection

The Easy Model "Platinum Collection" range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft. While these models may not have the same "heft" as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast modes, allowing collectors to "flesh out" their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.

Easy Model "Platinum Collection" display model airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Authentic ordnance loads.
  • Permanently extended landing gear.

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