Aviation Photo #0968829 Ilyushin Il-62M - Aeroflot

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Window view from the row next to the last.
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Photo Added: December 01, 2005

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautifully rare!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
As I love this aircraft I thank you for this picture! Truely shows what I am missing :-(. How was the noise ;)?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now .. tell us about the sound :-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!! These huge engines...
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is fantastic. One gotta love these Ilyushins
Anonymous
11 years ago
A true 'Classic'.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an AWESOME Pic!
Great Shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A beautiful photo - a close-up and a long-distance shot all in one! Is the nearest engine shut down? Or are those first blades part of the fixed structure of the engine?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture! Back to the seventies! Very seldom one sees a picture like this, specially on this aircraft. Always impressive to see the engines work hard from so close by.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a rare photo. It was taken in 1988 and uploaded in 2005. Nice engines anyway.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot of Russian beauty!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing! It's not easy to see a bird like this flying, and even from this angle. I just love it! Russian technique is not as bad, as people think!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow
that sit must be very noise throughout the whole trip
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very, nice detailed pict.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unique Picture! That engine isn't off, those outer blades appear to be fixed to the casing - perhaps to stop FOD.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice! I like the composition! To those who are wondering if the engine is off: No, it isn't, the stationary blades are stators, they're in front of the fan and don't turn. You can see the fan itself as a blurred disk behind the stators.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yeah the first set of "blades" that are not moving are actually the inlet guide veins, they direct the inlet air onto the fan in a symetrical flow so that the compressor section will not stall, so the engine is going, and what a great picture, well done.
Anonymous
11 years ago
THE BEST Aircraft in the world!!!! Great Picture!
For those who never flew iL-62 it is VERY smooth calm and not noisy inside!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's a classic
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is great one, reminds me to my first trip on a IL62 in 1998, well I can tell you that it's not as calm as an Airbus but enough to enjoy the whole flight.

Well done and very classic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique photo of a brilliant plane. The composition is perfect too.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a pity I never had the opportunity to fly myself in an IL-62.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice!!! I dream to see a view like this... I can imagine the music coming from these engines...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I had been to Leipzig during communist era and at that time saw an Interflug time table having a similar photo as front cover. Brilliant picture. Hope I could travel in one now
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like the first engine is'nt moving? Wonder why?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WHOA!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot.

The first engine is moving, what happens it what you see there is a sort of protective grille in front of the fan's blades, it's an old design, I think is the same for the 707's engines, please somebody confirm.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It`s perfect view
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a sight I have never seen before! Great View of the AC!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome ! Flew them several times. I´m in love with the IL62.Clasic & distinguished.
RL787 from Buenos Aires.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wonder why the first engines dosn't move?
awesome shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It´s not Fan blades you see. The fan blades rotate as normal, The fan is behind it (such as a protection for the engine) Good shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Like everyone else said, it is beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The blades at front are called Guide vanes, there purpose is just that, to stop the air swirling in front of the n1 blades behind it. They are standard on a low bypass turbofan like that, which does not have the big, relativly slow turning Fan of a high bypass design (the big engines on your modern aircraft).

Similar, engines you'll see on jetliners still are the JT3/d's and equiivlents on 707s, DC-8s, and, most commmonly of all - the JT8D /-200. on 727s , DC9s MD80s!

-majord
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very clear photo and I believe it is rare to find such a shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Those are guide vanes, and prevents swirls ahead of the first stage of fan blades.....and increases the sucking power "efficiency" by directing air at the correct angle to the first stage fan blads......great shot....oops but i never ecperienced a flight
Anonymous
10 years ago
These engines aren't running?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot! The engines are running, but they have guide vanes for improved efficiency, which are stationary.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think only 2 aircraft in the world had engines placed like thouse - Il-62 and VC-10.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Moveing shot. I flew from Mos to Vladiivostock in one of those II-62, and the plane was confortable, but old. And evenmore they was selling lottery tickets at the plane, whish worried me a little ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
@ USA below, The Lockheed L-1329 Jetstar 731 also had this configuration. It can be seen in the movies Face Off and Goldfinger. The original 2 engined prototype was severely underpowered, earning it the nickname the Death Star (before Star Wars came out). However, since you're post was 4 years ago, you will likely never stumble across this again, but I just thought I'd share. Greetings from Deutschland. And lastly, fantastic picture :-)
Anonymous
1 year ago
Fantastic picture !

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