Aviation Photo #2063929 Ilyushin Il-20M - Russia - Air Force

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I just haven't got words! There is nothing similar to compare with this Ilyushin. Really rare one. [5D mk II + EF 600 + 1.4]
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    Artyom Anikeev - Russian AviaPhoto Team
    Russia - Air Force
    Ilyushin Il-20M
    Ilyushin Il-18/20/22/24/38
    Ilyushin Il-18/20/22/24/38
    Ilyushin
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    Chkalovsky
    Russia
    January 2012
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Anonymous
5 years ago
The definition of icing...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Astonishing he can fly with all that snow on top - apparently the crew just didn't care to deice!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great picture of a rare plane. Why is there still a significant amount of ice on top of the fuselage?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Herky nose and a load of ice and snow on top, another copy and paste result from behind the iron curtain, and operated with a maximum of ignorance.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing shot's Artyom! Congratulations! Rambler..
Anonymous
5 years ago
No de-icing for these old Russian birds???
Anonymous
5 years ago
Isn't that an IL-18 - use to be? Super anyway you look at it!
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's a stunning bird. I just wondered what's the "original" this bird is supposed to be a copycat of. About ice, the important thing is to have clean airfoils, and actually you can notice that the wings are very clean. Why is it so necessary to clean a fuselage already completely spoiled by big ECM antennas and pods? That's almost a waste of time. Technical staff at Chkalovski is everything but "ignorant", so please have some respect for these skilled workers.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Technically, that particular part of the airplane is not considered a critical surface and, therefore, is not required to be de-iced. However, good airmanship still dictates that a snow cap like this is to be removed before take-off. It certainly increases skin friction, adds some UNKNOWN amount of weight and decreases fuselage lift. It's not a big safety compromise though.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Super shot of a rare aircraft. the snow on the roof adds to the authenticity
Anonymous
5 years ago
Whoa! Full of "blackjack and hookers"!
Anonymous
5 years ago
To post below, I fairly certain the Il20 is a copy of the U.S. p3 orion. Stumming capture either way you look at it
Anonymous
5 years ago
Good point about the icing. As to what it is a "copy" of, it looks like maybe a P-3 Orion. Just a guess though.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Well if the ice doesn't get them mechanical failure will. Look at the state of those engine cowls! As for the 'copy cat' reference, as has been said before on A.net, similar performance / task requirements results in similar design outcomes.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Lockheed L-188 Electra: First flight - December 6, 1957
Ilyushin Il-18: First flight - 4 July 1957
stop this "copy" crap
Anonymous
5 years ago
Magnificent aircraft in a perfect shape! One of four or five variants of the Il-20M.

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