Aircraft Photo of 4154 | Ilyushin Il-2M3 Shturmovik | Yugoslavia - Air Force | #2018
Registration / Serial:4154
Aircraft Original Type:Ilyushin Il-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Ilyushin Il-2
Aircraft Version:Ilyushin Il-2M3 Shturmovik
C/n (msn):308831
Operator Titles:Yugoslavia - Air Force
City / Airport:Belgrade - Nikola TeslaMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: LYBE   IATA: BEG   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Muzej Vazduhoplovstva Beograd
Photo Date:23 July 2015
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2018
Photo Comment

With the exception of the Cessna 172, the Il-2 "flying tank" is the most produced aircraft in history, with 36,163 built. Despite this, only about eight examples survive worldwide. In the immediate post-war years, the Il-2 formed the backbone of the fledgling JRV (Yugoslav AF), with about 300 operated. As the rear fuselage and tail surfaces were made from wood, the Ikarus aircraft factory in Yugoslavia manufactured metal replacements to increase service life, the last Il-2s flying till 1955

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