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The First Ilyushin 18 Flew In 1946!  
User currently offlineAviastar From Belarus, joined Nov 2000, 280 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

I bought a book in Moscow in July, about Ilyushin airliners. I was surprised when I read that the first IL 18 had first flown in 1946 (before the IL 14). There is a photo of this plane (CCCP Л-1789), in flight ; this piston engined (ASh 73) airliner looked like a big IL 14.
The final version (with AI 20 engines) first flew only 11 years after. What happened between 1946 and 1957 ? Why was the first project abandonned ?


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User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Privet Aviastar

This very topic was done some time ago right here on a.net. Check it out at:


In fact, the whole thread in which this was covered makes for a good read



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