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Ilyushin Il-62M 1/400 Die Cast Model
Replicating the improved, 1974 "M" variant of the Il-62, which, introduced in
1967, was the Soviet Union's first long-range jet airliner, this limited
edition, 1/400 scale, die cast Gemini Jets model features textured surfaces,
detailed engine nacelles, simulated cockpit and cabin windows, extended landing
gear, an authentic Rossiya (the airline was established in 1992 and is wholly
owned by the Russian government) livery, and more. 5" long with a 4" wingspan.
Ilyushin Il-2 1/72 Kit
Replicating the Soviet tank hunter that served a crucial role - defeating the
thick armor of Germany's Tiger and Panther tanks - on the Eastern Front in World
War II, this 1/72 scale plastic kit features detailed surface areas, a fully
outfitted cockpit with glazed windows, wing-mounted 37mm cannons, a choice of
three different Soviet Air Force markings, and more. 8" wingspan; assembly
Ilyushin 2M3 1/72 Die Cast Model
Replicating the Soviet ground-attack aircraft that was developed at the end of
World War II and was the successor to the Il-2, this 1/72 scale, die cast model
features engraved panel lines, a two-seat cockpit with a clear canopy and an
aft-facing machine gun, wing-mounted cannons, optional position landing gear,
authentic markings, and more. 7" wingspan; includes a display stand.
Il-2 Sturmovik on Skis 1/32 Kit
When a particular production factory fell behind on its deliveries of Ilyushin
Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft - the most produced military aircraft in
history, with 42,330 built between 1941-45 - Joseph Stalin sent an
angrily-worded cable to the factory manager, stating, "They are as essential to
the Red Army as air and bread."
Replicating an Il-2 mounted on skis, this premium quality, 1/32 scale, plastic
kit is also essential to your World War II aircraft collection!
You get engraved panel and rivet details; a well-equipped cockpit with glazed
windows; a detailed Mikulin AM-38 piston engine; separate control surface parts
and optional-position flaps; cannons, machine guns with vinyl ammunition belts,
an assortment of rockets, and a detailed bomb bay with optional-position doors
and a choice of bombs; photo-etched detail parts; skis for landing gear, just
like the original's winter variant; a choice of two Soviet Air Force markings
(Red 6 and Black 12) from 1941; and more. 18" wingspan; assembly required.
History-Making Aircraft of World War II
In the Cockpit II
Connor & Moore. This lavishly illustrated volume presents stunning close-up
photographs of the cockpits and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II
aircraft in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's impressive
collection. You'll view the interiors of the American P-51D Mustang, P-39Q
Airacobra, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay," SBD-6
Dauntless, and Boeing Kaydet trainer; the British Spitfire; the Soviet Il-2
Sturmovik; the Japanese A6M5 Zero; the German Fw 190 and Me 262A jet; and many
others. 144 pages, 120+ color and B&W photographs, 8"x 10", hardcover.
Il-2 Sturmovik Flight
Flames of War
Add to your Flames of War World War II miniature game collection with this set
of three 1/144 scale resin and metal Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft.
Includes stands, airplane dice and a decal sheet. 4" wingspan.
Il-2 Sturmovik 1/103 Die Cast Model
"They are as essential to the Red Army as air and bread." - Josef Stalin,
commenting on the Il-2 Sturmovik. Replicating an Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ground
attack aircraft flown by the Soviet Air Force in World War II, this 1/103 scale
die cast model features textured surfaces, a cockpit with a rear gunner station,
arms, authentic markings, and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.
The Il-2 Stormovik, dubbed "The Flying Tank"
because of its heavy armament, was the preeminent Soviet ground-attack plane
of WWII and the most-produced aircraft of the war. This mid-1930s long-range Soviet bomber first bore the
TsKB-26 moniker, was later called the DB-3F, and after several upgrades was
re-designated the Il-4 in 1942, when it served the Soviet air force and navy
in bombing, recon and torpedo roles.
Master of the Air
William Tunner and the Success of Military Aircraft
Slayton. When the USSR closed off land
access to West Berlin, the U.S. tasked William Henry "Tonnage" Tunner
with airlifting vital necessities to the city. This volume examines Brig. Gen.
Tunner's planning, organization, and actions, and the use of the C-47s, C-54s,
and other military transports that made "Operation Vittles" a major public
relations defeat for the Soviets and a demonstration of the capacity of air
fleets in a post-WWII world. 304 pages, 6"x 9", hardcover.
Ilyushin IL-12 and IL-14
Red Star Vol. 25
Successors to the IL-2
Gordon & Komissarov. This book presents a detailed account of the design and
development of the IL-12 - a 29-seat modern airliner with tricycle landing gear
that represented a significant advance over its IL-12 predecessor - and the
IL-14, of which more than 1,000 were built, and explains their important place
in Soviet commercial aviation history. 128 pages, 150 B&W and color photographs,
line drawings, 8"x 11", softcover.
Stan Stokes. Nicknamed the "Flying Tank," the Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik included
integral armor protection for its water-cooled engine and two-man crew. More
than 35,000 of these ground attack aircraft were built during WWII, and here we
see a pair in their primary role: attacking German ground targets. 16"x 11"
limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Il-2 Shturmovik Guard Units of World War 2
Combat Aircraft Vol. 71
Rastrenin. This book charts the Ilyushin Il-2/10 ground attack aircraft's
development - more than 43,000 were built between 1941 and '55, making it the
most widely produced combat aircraft in history - and combat tactics as well as
its contributions to the most famous battles of the Eastern Front, including
Kharkov, Stalingrad, Kursk, the Byelorussian offensive and the downfall of
Germany. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.
Soviet Airliners in the 21st Century - DVD
This thrilling program takes you to Moscow's major airports and to Dresden,
Bratislava and Sharjah to view Soviet- and Russian-built airliners in the 21st
century! You'll see massive propliners such as the Ilyushin Il-76, veteran Il-18
and Antonov An-12; 1960s jetliners such as the Il-62 and Tupolev Tu-134; exotic
color schemes not often seen outside eastern Europe; and much more. 1 hr. 5 min.
Russian Airliners Outside of Russia
Gordon & Komissarov. This heavily illustrated book examines the great variety of
civilian aircraft - including Antonovs, Tupolevs and Ilyushins - supplied to the
export market and Soviet satellite states prior to the collapse of the Soviet
Union as well as those that have come to dominate Russian sales in the past
decade. 160 pages, 160 color photographs, 8"x 11", softcover.
Early Soviet Jet Bombers
Red Star Vol. 17
Gordon. The first Soviet jet bombers were developed from German jet technology
and personnel acquired at the end of WWII. This book covers all types and
variants including: the Junkers EF131 based on the forward-swept wing Ju 287 V2;
the t-tailed, bicycle gear "aircraft 150"; and others. You'll also see the first
truly Soviet-developed jet bomber - the four-engine Ilyushin Il-22 - along with
experimental Ilyushin and Tupolev types. 128 pages, 200 B&W photographs, 4-pages
of color illustrations, 8"x 11", softcover.
Il-4 in Action
Stapfer. This highly successful Soviet long-range bomber served from the
mid-1930s through the end of the war, and is noteworthy for being the first
Soviet craft to bomb Berlin in 1941. This book by a noted Soviet aircraft expert
examines the development and operational service of the DB-3/Il-4 with 3-view
drawings, 10 color profiles, and 90 B&W period photos. 50 pgs., 11"x 8", sfbd.
One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft
Polmar & Bell. In tribute to the first 100 years of flight, this book showcases
100 of history's most significant military aircraft. Includes several aviation
"firsts," a few of the largest and some of the best performers - but most were
selected for their influence on political and military events. You'll see the
Ilyushin Il-2, the U-2 spy plane, the Curtiss Pusher, the Corsair, the Canberra
and others with photos and commentaries detailing the choice. 324 pages, 107
photos, 6"x 9", hardcover.
China's Aviation History Since 1951.
Gordon & Komissarov. Shrouded in secrecy, output from the Chinese aviation
industry was, until recently, largely unknown in the West.
Lifting that veil of secrecy, this lavishly illustrated book examines all
Chinese military aircraft types built since 1951, including the Shaanxi Y8, the
Chengdu JF-17 (FC-1) light fighter, the Shenyang J-10 and the KJ-2000 AWACS
aircraft based on the Ilyushin IL-76 as well as experimental types, aircraft
weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft exports, designers and
manufacturers, and more. Includes color profiles and 3-view drawings. 264 pages,
600 B&W and color photographs, 8"x 11", hardcover.
A History of the Design Bureau and Its Aircraft.
Gordon, Komissarov & Komissarov. Covering the entire history of Ilyushin,
from its 1934 founding onward, this heavily illustrated volume presents
everything from pre-World War II bombers, to the famed IL-2 Sturmovik, to
post-war jets and, starting with 1945's IL-12 "DC-3 replacement," the
transition to commercial aircraft. 384 pages, 500 B&W photographs, 8"x 11",