Complete IL-2 Sturmovik pilot notes for your pleasure

Hello pilots!

How’s your Russian? Some kind soul has scanned and uploaded the entire 1942 Pilot’s Notes for the IL-2 Sturmovik. What I didn’t expect was the vivid and jolly colour printing and merry drawings of all the controls and stuff – as well as some hearty tank busting renderings. I imagine it would quite cheer one up after being posted to a punishment squadron. смерть фашистам and all that.
Here they are

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2 comments

  1. EKSelenc

    Interestingly enough, the word ‘эксплоатации’ is different from the right form. Curious whether it has been a mistake or intentional.

    Also, thanks for the document, quite a treat!

  2. Martin

    Pilots notes for an … IL-2??!!
    Didn’t realise there was a need for such a publication.
    Amazed at their length..
    I just assumed the Soviets briefed their pilots like their tank crews.
    ‘Tank finished. Drive tank’

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