Classic Aviation

Classic Aviation

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Il-2 in the US!

The Flying Heritage Collection took delivery of the world's only flying Sturmovich Il-2 "flying tank". Made up of parts and components from various machines; she was test flown in Russia late 2011. She has been been fitted with a left turning Allison engine for practical reasons, even though the option to fit with an original engine was explored and even ground run. The aircraft is a fine edition to the US Warbird scene. The FHC continues to grow into the world's premier Warbird operator.

1 comment:

  1. Strong looking aeroplane, and all those long hours have paid off with this result.