Aviation Photo #1517371 Ilyushin Il-76MD Baghdad 1 - Iran - Air Force

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The Iraqis modified a few Il-76s to AWACS configurations in the 1980s. The first was the "Baghdad-1", which was a clear improvisation, with a French Thomson-CSF Tigre surveillance radar installed in the cargo bay of a Candid-A and the radar antenna fitted in a fixed composite radome replacing the cargo doors. It was used operationally late in the Iran-Iraq imposed war. There's no information on how well it worked, but it was dubious in appearance.
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    Taha Ashoori-Iranian Spotters
    Iran - Air Force
    Ilyushin Il-76MD Baghdad 1
    Ilyushin Il-76/78/82
    Ilyushin Il-76/78/82
    Ilyushin
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    Tehran - Mehrabad International
    Iran
    April 10, 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Look at the munition storages in the background.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Another perfect shot dear taha .. my choice for photogerapher choice ...
Iman
Anonymous
8 years ago
And I was thinking that the Il-76 was big!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow Wow Wow... Taha jan what a nice shot....with 5stars* (Danial Haghgoo-IRK7055)

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