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  Russian Ilyushin IL-10 Shturmovik Ground Attack Aircraft - Captain Vladimir Avramovich Alekseyenko, 15th Guards Attack Air Regiment, March 1945 (1:72 Scale)
Russian Ilyushin IL-10 Shturmovik Ground Attack Aircraft - Captain Vladimir Avramovich Alekseyenko, 15th Guards Attack Air Regiment, March 1945

IXO Models Russian Ilyushin IL-10 Shturmovik Ground Attack Aircraft - Captain Vladimir Avramovich Alekseyenko, 15th Guards Attack Air Regiment, March 1945




 
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IXO Models IXJ200627 Russian Ilyushin IL-10 Shturmovik Ground Attack Aircraft - Captain Vladimir Avramovich Alekseyenko, 15th Guards Attack Air Regiment, March 1945 (1:72 Scale) "By powerful artillery fire, air strikes, and a wave of attacking tanks, we're supposed to swiftly crush the enemy."
- Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov

Ilyushin Il-10 (NATO reporting name: "Beast") was a Soviet ground attack aircraft developed at the end of World War II by the Ilyushin construction bureau. It was also license-built in Czechoslovakia by Avia as the Avia B-33.

In October 1944, the Il-10 first entered service with training units in the Soviet Air Force. In January 1945, the first Il-10 combat unit entered service with the 78th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment, but it did not enter action due to unfinished training. However, three other Il-10 units managed to take part in the final combat actions of World War II in Europe. They were the 571st Assault Aviation Regiment (from 15 April 1945), the 108th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment (from 16 April 1945), and the 118th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment (on 8 May 1945). About a dozen aircraft were destroyed by flak or engine breakdowns, but the Il-10 appeared to be a successful design. One was shot down by an Fw 190 fighter, but a crew of the 118th Regiment shot down another Fw 190 and probably damaged another. On 10 May 1945, the day after the official Soviet end of the war, (Victory Day), there were 120 serviceable Il-10s in Soviet Air Force combat units, and 26 disabled ones.

After the USSR reentered the war against Japan, with the invasion of Manchuria, from 9 August 1945, one Il-10 unit, the 26th Assault Aviation Regiment of the Pacific Navy Aviation, was used in combat in the Korean Peninsula, attacking Japanese ships in Rasin and rail transports. After the war, until the early 1950s, the Il-10 was a basic Soviet ground attack aircraft. It was withdrawn from service in 1956. At the same time, work on new jet-powered dedicated armoured ground attack planes (like the Il-40) was canceled, and the Soviets turned to multipurpose fighter-bomber aviation. The Il-10 and its licensed variant, the Avia B-33, became a basic ground attack plane of the Warsaw Pact countries. From 1949 to 1959, the Polish Air Force used 120 Il-10s (including 24 UIl-10), and 281 B-33s. In Poland, the B-33 was modified to carry 400 l fuel tanks under its wings. From 1950-60, Czechoslovakia used 86 Il-10s, including six UIl-10s, and about 600 B-33s. From 1949-56, the Hungarian Air Force used 159 Il-10s and B-33s. From 1953-60, the Romanian Air Force used 30 Il-10s and 150 B-33s. Bulgaria also used these aircraft. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 7.25 inches
Length: 6 inches

Release Date: July 2007

Historical Account: "The Final Blows" - In the Soviet Air Force, the IL-10 first entered training units in October 1944. In January 1945, the first IL-10 combat unit entered service with the 78th Guards assault aviation regiment, but it did not enter action due to unfinished training. However, three other Il-10 units managed to take part in the final combat actions of World War II in Europe. They were: the 571st assault aviation regiment (from April 15th, 1945), the 108th Guards assault aviation regiment (from April 16th, 1945) and the 118th Guards assault aviation regiment (on May 8th, 1945).

About a dozen aircraft were destroyed by Flak or engine breakdowns, but the IL-10 appeared a successful design. One was shot down by a Fw 190 fighter, but a crew of the 118th regiment shot down another Fw 190 and probably damaged the next one. On May 10, 1945, the day after the official Soviet end of the war, Victory Day, there were 120 serviceable Il-10 in Soviet Air Force combat units, and 26 disabled ones.

When the USSR re-entered the war against Japan on August 9th, 1945 under Operation August Storm, one IL-10 unit, the 26th assault aviation regiment of the Pacific Navy Aviation, was used in combat along Korean Peninsula, attacking Japanese ships in Rasin and rail transports.

Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Ability to display the model with landing gear in either extended or retracted mode
  • Realistic paint scheme with authentic insignia
  • Display stand

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