Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik photo etch detail set

Product # 491145 for Zvezda kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Feb 12 2021


The lyushin Il-2 Sturmovik is a very famous Soviet ground attack aircraft with almost 90,000 built during WW2.  Oddly enough the early versions did not have a rear gunner due to weak engine performance and fell prey to German fighters.  Later models were fitted with a supercharger and a rear gunner was added and this is the most common version of the lyushin Il-2 Sturmovik.

This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set designed for the 1/48 Zvezda Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik.  The parts include some pre-painted cockpit parts for the multi-layered instrument panel, rudder pedals with straps, throttle controls, side consoles, sidewall details etc.  You also get parts for the gun bay compartment walls, gun bay doors, exterior grills etcl.


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There are 4 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

This photo etch set gives you plenty of detail in the critical areas of the lyushin Il-2 Sturmovik and will look great once installed.  Seat belts are not included in this set but they are available separately from Eduard.

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford