deaphen
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What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:33 am

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
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:43 am

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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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:43 am

Probably saw one of these...

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:47 am

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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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:15 pm

Sure looks IL-18.

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

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:19 pm

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

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

[Edited 2006-07-09 11:20:36]
 
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:48 pm

Tu114 / Pelican22

Thanks for the correction ! My memory sometimes plays tricks on me.
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:07 am

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.

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:44 am

Maybe belongs to National Paints of Jordan or UAE?



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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:47 am

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

Still searching !!
 
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:30 am

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 ?
 
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:51 pm

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.

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:44 pm

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.

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:51 am

Any other Views/Pics of this Mystery Aircraft.
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:59 pm

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.

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:17 pm

Where exactly do you stay.Nice View.
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:41 pm

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.

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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
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:51 pm

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.

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:03 am

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 18):

 bigthumbsup 
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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:57 am

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.

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RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:30 am

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 20):

Or Maybe MyAnet.
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