Identification of Soviet Aircraft

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  1. Der Mensch

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    Hello Once more,

    Another aircraft seems to have stumped me, This one, the light aircraft is a Hs 126, but the larger Russian one I have no idea what it is; could it be an Il-2? Sorry for the small picture, it is a scanned image from one of my grandfathers actual WWII albums.

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    Yeah looks like an IL2 - I dont see what else it could be.
     
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    I thought so too but its a little hard to see...
     
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    Il-2, for sure...
     
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    Definitely looks like an IL-2. Couldn't begin to tell you the model, though. :)
     
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    IL-2 for me............
     
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    Either that or its a Secret Soviet development :lol:
     
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    or something else we haven't thought of.........
     
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    Talk about slow! I only clued into this now! :oops:

    Hey Der Mensch, was/is your grandfather German? I'm just curious, is all.
     
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    I think it's an Il2 M (late version) I'm sure I can see a gunners postion in the photo.
     
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    Some scanner software allows you to "Digitally crop" images. You can zoom into an area and enlarge it with a nice resolution. If you can, try that as larger images make it easier to identify. But I will agree with everyone else, it looks like an IL-2 to me also. That album sounds like a real treasure!
     
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    The Album is a treasure :D I tried to enlarge it but that is a big as it is going to get without making it blurry.
    Cheers,
     
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    Thats as close as I can get it whilst still retaining some degree of quality to it, definately has a gunner position.
     

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    Its an Il10, a development of the Il2. The shorter canopy is one clue, the smoother nose another.
     
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    Good eyes! :shock:
    I can't tell any of that, from that picture.
     
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    guys, and what's that 2nd acft on right? a Ju 87??? :eek:
     
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    its not the length of the fuselage you can tell its an IL10, but look at the length of the cockpit ;)
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    this is an IL-10
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    heres the IL-2
    c, the IL 10 has a shorter cockpit, the early version of the IL10 had the lack of a rear gunner, thats why the cockpit is shorter.
    many of them were shot down because of this ;)
    the later version had a reinstalled rear gunner position.

    the other plane isnt a stuka (look at the left wheel) but i cant tell what plane it is :/
     
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    definatley not a stuka..................
     
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    Hs-126?

    Yeah you're right it is an IL-10!
     
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    look at the weels, they are bolted to the side of the plane (u know like a piper club) so i dont think its a fighter, at least not a standard one ;).
    so yes it could be a Hs-126 i completely agree with you! :D
    but still, i find it hard to c any wings, but the fuselage shape is exact the same.
     
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