Bombers Edit

A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground or sea targets by using bombs or heavy rockets. There are 5 types of bombers, Heavy bombers, Medium bombers, Light bombers, Dive bombers and Torpedo bombers. In IL-2 1946, you can fly an example of all of these types of bombers to destroy all types of targets.

Heavy BombersEdit

Heavy bombers are generally considered to have 4 engines. Their primary role is strategic bombing campaigns. They can haul several thousand kilograms of bombs, and the B-29 Silverplate can carry nuclear weapons. Heavy bombers in Il-2 include:

  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress 
  • Petlyakov Pe-8 

Heavy bomber mods available for Il-2 include :

  • Avro Lancaster
  • Handley Page Halifax
  • Boeing B-29 "Silverpate"
  • Tupolev Tu-4 "Bull"

Medium BombersEdit

Medium bombers generally have 2 to 3 engines. They are used for tactical and short range strategic bombing attacks. The flyable medium bombers in Il-2 are:

  • North American B-25 Mitchell
  • Heinkel He-111H-2 and H6
  • Junkers Ju-88
  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.79
  • Petlyakov Pe-2
  • Mitsubishi G4M1 Betty

Mods are available to make the following medium bombers flyable:

  • Several variants of the B-25
  • Several new variants of the He-111, including the H21
  • Ju-88 Torpedo bomber
  • Tu-2S
  • Tupolev Tu-2T Torpedo Bomber
  • Tupolev SB-2 variants

Light BombersEdit

Light bombers are used for tactical attacks, and carry light bombloads or rockets. They can have 1 or 2 engines and are often agile enough to double as Heavy fighters , although they don't quite have the guns to compete with regular heavy fighters.

Light bombers in Il-2 (modded and stock) include:

  • Kharkov R-10
  • Breda Ba. 65
  • Fairey Battle
  • Henschel Hs-123
  • Henschel Hs-129

Dive BombersEdit

The dive bomber concept was created by the USA in the late 20s. But it was the Germans who adopted it early and made it famous. While the dive bombers are accurate, they are vulnerable to effective medium flak and fighters.

When most people think of dive bombers, they automatically think of the Ju87 Stuka. But the Stuka is not alone. Here are dive bombers that be flown in Il-2, Stock and Mod available :

  • Petlyakov Pe-2
  • SBD Dauntless
  • Aichi D3A "Val"
  • Junkers Ju-87 Stuka
  • Yokosuka D4Y Judy
  • Aichi B7A Grace
  • Vultee Vengeance

Torpedo BombersEdit

Torpedo bombers can carry bombs, but are normally used for launching torpedos. Torpedo bombers (stock and modded) include:

  • Nakajima B5N Kate
  • Nakajima B6N Jill
  • Aichi B7A Grace
  • TBF-1, TBF1C, TBM-3, Avenger Mk.III
  • Bristol Beaufighter Mk. X
  • Mitsubishi G4M1
  • Heinkel He-111H-6
  • Ju 88 Torpedo bomber
  • Fairey Swordfish
  • Tupolev Tu-2T
  • Ilyushin Il-2T
  • Ilyushin Il-4T
  • Ilyushin DB-3T
  • Lockheed P2V5