The IL-2 first entered service in the autumn of 1942. The aircraft had been upgunned by installing 23mm Weapons and a 12,7mm machine- gun at the rear for added protection. The availability of a reargunner basically reduced the risks from attacks by enemy fighters. Now the crews of the IL-2 could not only inflict heavy losses on the enemy but were also with extra firepower able to more successfully protect their airplane.
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