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Blood Red Skies 772211009 Il-2 Sturmovik Squadron (Soviet) Wwii Fighter Aircraft

Item Condition: New
Listed in: Toys & Hobbies > Games > Miniatures, War Games > Other Miniatures & War Games

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eBay Item No.: 383047317911
Item Specifics:
Modified Item : No Country/Region of Manufacture : United Kingdom
Custom Bundle : No Assembly Required? : Yes
Painted? : No Scale : 1:200
Number of Figures : 6 Material : White Metal Alloy
MPN : 772211009 Character Family : World War II
Age Level : 17 Years & Up Brand : Warlord Games
Game : Blood Red Skies UPC : 5060572503625
Description* :
Blood red skies - il02 sturmovik squadron summary: set of unpainted miniatures for blood red skies.Blood red skies is a tabletop miniatures game where you command formations of fighter aircraft in battle. Action in the game is fast-paced - with six or more planes per side, a thrilling dogfight can be fought in forty-five minutes or less. Initially a single seater, the il-2 proved to be a deadly air-to-ground weapon. This variant was to see heavy losses due to its vulnerability to fighter attack. Consequently, by september 1942, a two-seat design with a rear gunner under a stretched canopy entered service.In the desperate months early in the war, the sturmovik was pressed into a fighter role. Outclassed by dedicated enemy fighters in dogfights, the il-2 could successfully take on other luftwaffe aircraft. The german 7.92 mm machine guns were ineffective against the heavily armoured sturmoviks, close formations of junkers ju 87 stukas, junkers ju 52, heinkel he 111 and focke-wulf fw 200 condor bombers would be favoured targets.Sturmovik pilots employed a brave defensive tactic, they would fly fast and low. This meant that the majority of ground fire would miss or ricochet from the armoured tub. If an enemy fighter closed in, they would slow down, letting the fighter overshoot and fly into the il-2's firing range.The flying tankan armoured tub, ranging from 5–12 mm (0.2–0.5 in) in thickness, enveloped the engine and the cockpit. This tub could deflect all small arms fire and glancing blows from larger-calibre ammunition. Unfortunately, the rear gunners did not have the benefit of all-around armour protection, especially from the rear and to the sides, until much later in the war.Soviet policy of not returning home with unused ammunition would also add to the casualty rate, as pilots would make repeated passes on the target. Additionally, soviet troops often requested repeat passes even after the aircraft was out of ammunition, exploiting the intimidating effect il-2s had... Read More

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