I ran a couple of games using a Tupolev SB2 bomber - which was pretty historically correct as I got swatted from the sky with ease. Time to upgrade!
The upgrade in question is the Pe2 "Peshka" (Pawn). The PE2 is a vast improvement on the Tu2, being faster, better armed and more manoeuvrable. It was produced in large numbers and was a great light or dive bomber that made quite a name for itself on the Eastern Front.