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Il-2 full glass cockpit


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2 hours ago, Massimo Tessitori said:

Very interesting. It should be a plane built in the first half of 1941.  But the rounded vane behind it is from the factory or made for a conversion to twoseater?

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Massimo

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5 hours ago, Massimo Tessitori said:

Serial what? Il-2s built before the war had transparent rear canopy and one piece armorglass behind the pilot, later ones had metallic one and armour with two windows behind the pilot. I don't know the exact day when they changed. 

Here is a later single seater from Kulong, which in Novosibirsk is now being restored to flight condition
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1 hour ago, Massimo Tessitori said:

Interesting. The rear opening is curved in the same way.

No one will answer you why there is such a structure, no one has seen drawings for single seaters, it is not even known whether it survived

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