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Re: Shturmovik Il-2 and Il-10
So the Il-2 Had the same engine type as the Il-10 or was it a different design?
Were the Russian engines a wholey developed Design?
They seemed to get a HP out of their Engines.
Better then the Allison until the P63H. Then it was too late.
Were teh Russian design 4 Valve Pent Roof Dual OHC engine like the Merlin and
Where can I get information on the Liquid Cooled Engines?.
What development problems did they have?
Early Allisons had Block Cracking Failures.
Better metalurgy and crankcase design solved it.
Also the Russians Used Aircooled Radial Engines.
Were any of these copies from Western Designs?
>From my research the Japanese in WW2 used the Pratt Whitney
1820 Twin Wasp with some of their featues to fit on their aircraft.
The Curtis and Pratt seemed to be used by all the combatants in WW2.
I know the Finns and think the Russians copied American CW and P&W
Radial engine technology. Also the Italians and Germans.
However from 1954 to 1955 did Russian update these designs and
used them in La9/11 and other Russian Trainers.
Did the Italians sell Patents Rights to the Russians?
Were any Japanese, Italian, Spanish or Chech planes sold to NK?
Were any used in Korea?
Did Russia provide any captured Japanese weapons to NK?
Did the Chinese manufacture any of these powerplants themselves?
Did the Chinese or NK develop any of their own during the Conflicts?
> The Il-2 (and later Il-10) engines IIRC began as Italian Macchi engines in
> the 1930s but by the time the 10 went into production had little in common
> with them other than the V-12 arrangement.
> The Il-10 was the ulitmate development of the WWII Soviet "shturmovik" or
> assault aviation (e.g. ground attack) aircraft. It was optimized for low
> altitude performance and carried a gunner and pilot. The pilot had twin 23mm
> guns which fired a heavier projectile than any of the 20mm guns then in
> service. They were also the main carrier platform for the original RS-132
> series rockets, which were later evolved into the BM-13 "Katyusha" rockets
> used by the Soviet Ground Forces.
> All of the Il-10 units, including the one in the KPAFAC, were designated as
> "Shturmovaya" or ground attack and used for that function.
> Cookie Sewell