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Il-38 May

The Ilyushin Il-38 May is a Soviet maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft developed from the Il-18. The Il-38 has a short front fuselage and a much longer aft-fuselage, and two bomb bays. It is powered by four Ivchenko Al-20 single-shaft turboprops and has a maximum speed of 450mph and a range of 4500 miles. The Il-38 was first flown in 1957, and about 100 were built.

Specifications

Country of Origin Russia
Builder
Rolereconnaissance/ASW
Similar Aircraft
Wing Span 37.4 m
Length 39.8 m
Height
Weight 35,000 kg empty
65,000 kg Max take-off weight
9,000 kg Max payload
Engine 4 x turboprop engines (Ivchenko AI-20) @ 4200 hp
Maximum speed 724 km/h
Cruising speed 500 km/h
Range 7,250 km
Service Ceiling11,000 m
Armament
Crew 10 - 12
Cost
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