Ilyushin IL-2's first public flight

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  1. Violator

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    Hello guys,

    Today was a real treat as the Flying Heritage Collection flew its Ilyushin IL-2M3, the only airworthy example in the world. It's made up of parts from four IL-2s (and an Allison engine), with 60-65% of the parts coming from one plane that was shot down by AA fire. It was joined by a P-47. They're scheduled to fly it again on the 29th, so if you're in the Seattle area...

    A B-25, a Skyraider, and a Tigercat are scheduled to join it. Enjoy!
     

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    Sweet

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Very cool! I have to admit that is a good looking aircraft.
     
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    Great pics and pleased to see it flying but I'm not seeing the beauty in that aircraft that David sees.
     
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