Aeroplane Model - Illyushin Il-18 Reg. No: ST 025173
- Aircraft History
Developed as a 75-100 seat airliner for the Soviet state airline Aeroflot in the 1950s, the Ilyushin Il-18 was widely used to expand air services in the USSR over the following two decades. The prototype flew in June 1957 with Aeroflot receiving its first Il-18 in 1959. A total of about 600 were built. The Il-18 design was also modified for military roles as the Il-20 electronic intelligence aircraft, the Il-22 airborne command post and the Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft. Several former Eastern Bloc nations operated civilian and military versions of the Il-18.
This 1:35 scale sectioned model of an Il-18 airliner in Aeroflot markings was donated to the Museum in 1961 by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Politechnical Museum in Moscow.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Politechnical Museum, 1961
|Tagged with:||model aeroplanes, passenger aircraft, scale models|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||model propeller aircraft - passenger|
|User:||Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Politechnical Museum, Moscow, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics|