Il-2 attack aircraft

Another Il-2 attack aircraft was lifted from the bottom of the Black Sea.  The surviving armored hull was delivered to Gelendzhik for storage

The Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union in large numbers during the Second World War. The Il-2 was never given an official name and ‘shturmovik’ is the generic Russian word meaning ground attack aircraft.