Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
The Sturmovik was the WW2 version of the Warthog. The pilot sat in a metal tractor seat in some of them - when they ran out of actual aircraft seats.
The Flying Tank - indeed.
that pilot needs a better gunner! he hasn't even made it to german airspace yet...
I call photoshopped! The control surfaces are mostly gone and there doesn't seem to be enough airfoil to give that thing lift. Oh and the remaining control surface is set for a hard "roll" Even with the engine still intact that thing would be a goner. AND: How the hell did the gunner survive that many explosive cannon shell hits? He should look like he jumped into a wood chipper. Russian gunners didn't get armor, only the pilot. Under an undamaged canopy. OH! and all the shell holes are smooth, not ragged like they should be. Cute but bullshit IMO.---Ray