The IL-10 was developed from the IL-2, the third most widely produced aircraft in the world (after the Polikarpov Po-2 and the Cessna Skyhawk), which functioned as a fighter, fighter-bomber, and dive-bomber during World War II. Other variants were produced, such as the IL-8 and IL-16, but it was the IL-10 that replaced the IL-2 in 1944. Production of the IL-10 stopped in 1954, and the aeroplane was retired by the Soviet Union in 1962, by which time over 6000 had been built, 1200 of which were the Avia B-33 variant of the Czechoslovak Air Force. This is a fairly simple model, sometimes known as a "recognition model." This particular variant has clipped wings, which increase manoeuvrability. I have two versions of this model: the 1/100 scale with rotating airscrew and the 1/160 scale (this one).