Flight of the IL-2 Sturmovik

Yesterday, the newly rebuilt IL-2 Sturmovik took its first flight in over half a century. It was the first time an IL-2 flew in the United States … and it’s currently the last flying IL-2 in the world at the moment. The IL-2 was the Soviet army’s ground attack aircraft during WWII, a sort of flying tank built to repel the German Blitzkrieg.

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