Steve Hinton flew the Flying Heritage Collection's Shturmovik Il-2 for the first time yesterday. It's the first time a Shturmovik has been flown, ever, in the US. Counter clockwise rotation on the engine for this great warbird. Russia's Flying Tank. Is that an Allison engine?
Jeff "Jesse" James - Owner of Jesse's Hunting & Outdoors
You can always tell who's in 2nd place by who's whining and crying the most. - Old hockey coach.
Dum spiramus tuebimur
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"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a brave and scarce man, hated and scorned. When the cause succeeds, however, the timid join him... for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -Mark Twain
Great old war bird. They were hard to shoot down but the greatest ace of WWII Eric Hartman could shot them down if he could get below them and shot the oil cooler. Stalin said they were has essential has fire and water. Has you know other air forces had there own aircraft to kill tanks but they were not purpose built for that task.