X-Plane 9.70 – Ilyushin IL-2m3. The Ilyushin IL-2m3 was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union and used on the Eastern Front. The Il-2 is a single-engine, propeller-driven, low-wing monoplane of mixed construction with a crew of two especially designed for assault operations. To Il-2 pilots, the aircraft was simply the diminutive “Ilyusha”. To the soldiers on the ground, it was the “Hunchback”, the “Flying Tank” or the “Flying Infantryman”. The one presented here was flown by 1st Squadron of 3rd Attack Air Regiment. Credit goes to Bernard Augras for his pilot. By Philippe Gastebois.