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jamieandnici
01-23-2004, 03:49 PM
What exactly did the IL2 possess as far as armour goes? How could it still perform with with that amount of extra weight on board? does anyone have a cutaway drawing of the IL2 for analysis? cheers.

jamieandnici
01-23-2004, 03:49 PM
What exactly did the IL2 possess as far as armour goes? How could it still perform with with that amount of extra weight on board? does anyone have a cutaway drawing of the IL2 for analysis? cheers.

XyZspineZyX
01-23-2004, 03:59 PM
Interesting subject.

From what I understand, the thing had a titanium bathtub housing the fuse and engine area.

I saw a Sturmo at the Washington D.C. museum, and tapped the underside of it; nearly broke a knuckle off. Never felt anything on any other aircraft (even modern ones) that felt THAT hard and armor-protected.

Sturmos are the kind of plane where you can lay waste to it with a HUGE volley of 20mm at close range and not be surprised if it either loses a wing and plows into the ground...or just flies away like nothing happened.

Platypus_1.JaVA
01-23-2004, 04:46 PM
I like the effect from bullets, bouncing off the sturmovik in Il-2/FB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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zugfuhrer
01-23-2004, 05:09 PM
Titanium was discovered 1790 but wasnt manufactured industrialized until recently. 1946 there where a laboratorical production and it produced 50 kg per time. 1955 was the first titanium manufacturing plant and they produced 5000 ton/year. Perhaps the Soviet Union was better and could produce so much titanium in 1940 so that they used it in the IL2?

ELEM
01-23-2004, 05:26 PM
It was steel not titanium.

http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~wingman/il2.html

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