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Ilya-Muromets Replica IRL

A replica of an Ilya-Muromets in real life

The Sikorsky Ilya Muromets (Russian: Сикорский Илья Муромец) is a class of Russian pre–World War I large four-engine commercial airliners and heavy military bombers used during World War I by the Russian Empire. The aircraft series was named after Ilya Muromets, a hero from Slavic mythology. The series was based on the Russky Vityaz or Le Grand, the world's first four-engined aircraft, designed by Igor Sikorsky. The Ilya Muromets aircraft as it appeared in 1913 was a revolutionary design, intended for commercial service with its spacious fuselage incorporating a passenger saloon and washroom on board. During World War I, it became the first four-engine bomber to equip a dedicated strategic bombing unit. This heavy bomber was unrivaled in the early stages of the war, as the Central Powers had no aircraft capable enough to rival it until much later.[1]

Battlefield 1Edit

This item has a Codex entry: Ilya Muromets Large Bomber Plane
"Created as an air liner, early in the war the four-engine Ilya Muromets was redesigned as the Type V, the world's first purpose designed bomber."

— In-game description


The Ilya-Muromets is a vehicle featured in the Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar expansion. As a heavy bomber, it differs from the other available bombers (the Caproni Ca.5 and Gotha G.IV).

It carries a pilot and two gunners. The rear gunner (2P) is equipped with a 20mm Autocannon, while the front gunner (3P) uses a Lewis Gun. A teammate can spawn in a holding area for paradrop (4P), and can also use his/her own equipment (including the Repair Tool).

Three vehicle packages are available:

Strategic Bomber Package
Armed with anti-personnel bombs and trench darts to combat enemy infantry.
Demolition Bomber Package
Equipped with HE and demolition bombs to defeat vehicles and structures.
Support Bomber Package
Provides assistance and area control to ground units.

Although unarmored, the Ilya-Muromets has more health than the regular bombers, able to survive passes over enemy anti-air guns.

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