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What Is This Gold Plane?!?  
User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11321 times:

Ok so i am spotting in new delhi, and i see this strange looking plane coming at me with four trails of smoke bellowing out of the back. Suddenly i take a picture and realise that it is a gold plane!!!

It has "NATIONAL PAINT" written on it. No registration visible, can anyone tell me if i am lucky to see it and what it is and who is belongs to.

No clue what aircraft it is. Please tell me!

Thanks
nitin
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/delhi_9_79.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/delhi_9_83.jpg


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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11265 times:

It's an Ilyushin Il-18 (NATO reporting name "CANDID"), manufactured in the former USSR from the late 1950s to (I think) early 1970s. Basically a medium-range turboprop airliner. Also used as the basis for a maritime patrol a/c, whose reporting name escapes me exactly right now, but I think might be "COOT".

These a/c were exported extensively to Comecon countries, also throughout the Middle East & Africa. Basically in the same class as the Electra & Vanguard. The Britannia was about the same size but had much longer legs.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11265 times:

Probably saw one of these...

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Looks similar to one of these babies...

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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11241 times:

Dangit!

I was busy doing a photo search, and Connies and GQ beat me to it. Definitely an Il-18, or a newer derivative.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10805 times:

Sure looks IL-18.

The "National Paints" livery is confusing.BTW Nice Pictures  bigthumbsup 

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTu114 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10796 times:

The reporting name is Coot - Candid is Il-76.

(One syllable for props, two syllables for jets).

[Edited 2006-07-09 11:20:36]

User currently offlinePelican22 From Ireland, joined Mar 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10769 times:

Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 1):

It is an Ilyushin-18D and the NATO code name is "Coot",the NATO codename for the Maritime version is "May", "Candid" is the NATO codename for the IL-76.


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9702 times:

Tu114 / Pelican22

Thanks for the correction ! My memory sometimes plays tricks on me.



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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7725 times:

thanks guys... but i am still totally foxed about who owns the thing! Its the second time i have seen it in del.

Hmmmmmmm havent heard of any plane enthusiast with one either.

If someone has an inkling.. please let me know.

Thanks
nitin



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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7263 times:

Maybe belongs to National Paints of Jordan or UAE?



USADReamliner  Wink


User currently offlineBrianW999 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 312 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7227 times:

All I can find so far is that the National Paints company are based in Sharjah, UAE.

Still searching !!


User currently offlineBrianW999 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 312 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6674 times:

It looks like I may have developed a deep interest in finding out more about this aircraft for some reason.

I've emailed the National Paints corporate headquarters for any info they may be able to supply !

Let's wait and see what they come up with ?


User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4868 times:

hey guys, any further luck? I think this plane does belong to the National Paints of Sharjah. You can tell the similarity between the font "national" is written on the plane and on their website.

But i still have no clue what its in delhi so often. Anyone with any links please do let me know.

regards
nitin



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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1524 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4707 times:

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 12):
hey guys, any further luck

If you give me the date and approx time when you took this pix, I could possibly tell you more.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

Any other Views/Pics of this Mystery Aircraft.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 13):

If you give me the date and approx time when you took this pix, I could possibly tell you more.

rgds//Vimanav

Hi...
this picture was taken on 8th July 2006 at 1:58 pm. IST. This was on approach into DEL and flew right over the place where i am staying.

Regards
nitin



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Where exactly do you stay.Nice View.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

Hey... i live in chandigarh... but i am in delhi for a 3 week internship with a law firm  Wink

Residing in Som vihar... near Rk Puram. the planes pass right over us!

For all those who want more pics.. here u go.

regards
nitin

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/delhi_9_87.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/delhi_9_85.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/delhi_9_84.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/delhi_9_82.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/delhi_9_80.jpg



I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1524 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

The aircraft is EX-601 (cn 185008601) an IL18 which first flew in OCT 1965. Though I dont know when it was converted into National Paints gold livery, it has been with a Kyrgyz Airline called Anikay Air since JAN05 and operates as a convertible with either 120 pax or freighter configuration. Before that it was for some time with Phoenix Aviation, an airline that was blacklisted by EU authorities for poor safety standards. The airplane comes to DEL regularly from Bishkek on THU and sometimes SAT. Its presently in DEL parked on bay no. 84 and is handled by IC.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 18):

 bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1524 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 17):
For all those who want more pics.. here u go

suggest you get these pictures uploaded on A.net as the only pictures of this aircraft are in its old livery.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 20):

Or Maybe MyAnet.
regds
MEL



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