General info for IL-2 (1942)

  • Country USSR
  • Vehicle role Attacker
  • Rank 2
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 3
    • realistic battles 3
    • simulator battles 2.7

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 50%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 423 km/h
  • Turn time 25.0 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 8.3 m/s
  • Airfield len 450 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 4.54 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9500 m
  • Max speed alt 2500 m
  • Weapon presets 23
  • Full repair cost 540€
  • Weapon
    23 mm VYa-23 cannon x2 (Ammo: 300) Reload Time 40s
    7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun x2 (Ammo: 1500) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 41m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 150%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 423 km/h
  • Turn time 25.0 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 8.3 m/s
  • Airfield len 450 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 4.54 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9500 m
  • Max speed alt 2500 m
  • Weapon presets 23
  • Full repair cost 1,062€
  • Weapon
    23 mm VYa-23 cannon x2 (Ammo: 300) Reload Time 40s
    7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun x2 (Ammo: 1500) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 54m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 200%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 423 km/h
  • Turn time 25.0 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 8.3 m/s
  • Airfield len 450 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 4.54 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9500 m
  • Max speed alt 2500 m
  • Weapon presets 23
  • Full repair cost 1,120€
  • Weapon
    23 mm VYa-23 cannon x2 (Ammo: 300) Reload Time 40s
    7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun x2 (Ammo: 1500) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 58m

IL-2 (1942) / statistics for the last 1 month

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Arcade Battles
  • Battles 791
  • Win rate 68.86%
  • Air frags per battle 1.84
  • Air frags per death 1.21
  • Ground frags per battle 3.49
  • Ground frags per death 2.33
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 2142
  • Win rate 60.78%
  • Air frags per battle 0.56
  • Air frags per death 0.51
  • Ground frags per battle 2.5
  • Ground frags per death 2.27
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 76
  • Win rate 53.85%
  • Air frags per battle 2.1
  • Air frags per death 2.55
  • Ground frags per battle 7.58
  • Ground frags per death 9.27

Video about IL-2 (1942)

Jengar

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Jengar

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Lynx Highland

ウォーサンダー実況 IL-2 1942 [War Thunder]

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War Thunder: German IL-2 (1942)

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War Thunder - Wirraway and German IL2 - A lot of fun!

Sepax

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War Thunder - IL-2 (1942) simulator match

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War Thunder 95: IL-2 (1942)

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War Thunder Il-2 Realistic Battle & Big Updates!

Wiki info about IL-2 (1942)

Official War Thunder wiki

The famous IL-2 Sturmovik was a Soviet WWII-era attack aircraft created by the Ilyushin Design Bureau and nicknamed "Hunchback" by Red Army troops due to the distinct fuselage shape. The designers nicknamed their aircraft the "Flying Tank". Luftwaffe pilots, due to the IL-2's incredible ability to withstand battle damage, called it the "Betonflugzeug" or "Concrete Plane". German ground troops, conversely, despised and feared the IL-2, giving it a slew of unpleasant nicknames, such as "Schlachter" (Butcher); "Fleischwolf" (Meatgrinder); "Eiserner Gustav" (Iron Gustav) and "Schwarzer Tod" (the Black Death). Some historians believe that the 'Black Death' was actually a successful invention of the Soviet propaganda machine that caught on with the Germans. The IL-2 was the most mass-produced military aircraft in history. However, early in the war German air superiority coupled with the absence of rear gunners on early variants and poorly organized Soviet fighter escorts led to high rates of losses for the type. A favorite attack tactic for IL-2 pilots was a low-level attack run, first letting loose with rockets at 600-700 meters, then firing on-board armament from a distance of 400 to 600 meters. Bombs would be dropped in subsequent passes from an altitude of 100-200 meters, using an impact fuse. The recommended tactic for attacking concentrations of soft targets was a strafing run in a shallow dive from 100-200 meters and a subsequent dropping of bombs at low level when exiting the dive.