The sole airworthy IL-2 Shturmovik in the world, which is part of Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection, made its maiden flight since its arrival in the United States. The pilot for the flight was Steve Hinton. Video by Jason R. Fortenbacher.
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Jun 24 2012
An Il-2 Shturmovik was raised from a lake in Russia recently. The aircraft made an emergency landing on the frozen lake on November 25, 1943. The crew of two was able to leave the aircraft but it subsequently fell through the ice and sank to the bottom of the lake. According to this article from …
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Oct 10 2011
Updated Oct 12, 2011 After a little-known restoration program by Aviarestoration, an Il-2 Shturmovik recently took to the skies in Russia. While over 35,000 Il-2 were built, there are few survivors, and until recently, no flying example of this legendary attack aircraft.
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