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Tamiya IL-2 & GAZ-67B 25212 1/48
The IL-2, officially known as the Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik, was a highly successful Soviet ground-attack aircraft used during World War II.
Produced by the Ilyushin Design Bureau, the IL-2 played a critical role in the Soviet Air Force’s operations, particularly in providing close air support to ground troops.
It was a heavily armored aircraft designed to withstand enemy fire and was armed with a combination of cannons, machine guns, and bombs.
The IL-2 was known for its remarkable durability, capable of absorbing substantial damage and still returning safely to base.
Its effectiveness in attacking enemy ground targets, including tanks and armored vehicles, earned it the nickname “flying tank” or “Black Death” by German troops.
The IL-2’s significant contributions to the Eastern Front made it one of the most produced aircraft in history and a symbol of Soviet resilience and military power during World War II.
The GAZ-67B was a light utility vehicle manufactured by the Soviet Union during World War II.
Produced by GAZ (Gorky Automobile Plant), the GAZ-67B was designed as a successor to the earlier GAZ-67 model and served as a reliable off-road vehicle for the Soviet military.
It was primarily used for transportation of personnel, equipment, and supplies in various battlefield conditions.
The GAZ-67B featured a rugged and robust construction, with a four-wheel-drive system that provided good off-road capabilities.
It had a payload capacity of around 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) and could accommodate several passengers or be adapted for various specialized roles, such as reconnaissance or communication.
The GAZ-67B’s simplicity, reliability, and adaptability made it a valuable asset for the Soviet forces, contributing to their mobility and logistical support throughout the war.
Both the IL-2 and GAZ-67B played important roles during World War II, each in their respective domains.
The IL-2 excelled as a ground-attack aircraft, devastating enemy targets, while the GAZ-67B provided crucial transportation capabilities for the Soviet military, operating reliably in challenging terrains.
Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik
• 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 243mm, wingspan: 305mm.
• Features a realistic rendering of the 2-seat cockpit interior.
• Includes a wealth of ordnance parts, two figures, three marking options and masking stickers for canopy painting.
• 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit.
• Features a realistic rendering of under-panel with leaf suspension and exhaust pipe details.
• Comes with decals to depict number plates and other markings, and one driver figure.
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