Aviation Photo #1592303 Ilyushin Il-102 - Untitled

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What a strange machine, taken after we missed the bus to the train station and were walking out the base...
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Photo Added: October 11, 2009

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Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow. looks like a late 40's/early 50's ground attack aircraft. certainly a valid replacement for the Sturmovik!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was thinking the same thing... an IL-2 for the early jet age. I like the sun peering through the forest.
Anonymous
7 years ago
A competitor to Su-25 that even had certain performance advantages over the latter but was a couple of years too late to be eventually approved for serial production. The 'philosophy' implemented by its designers was pretty much that of Il-2/Il-10.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Actually, this aircraft was designed to compete for a new Shturmovik aircraft, in the same competition where the Su-25 Frogfoot won.

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