Ilyushin Il-18: Serious home improvements.

The first two USSR’s long-range jet airliners of the jet era were both, in fact, turboprops. Hard to find two aircrafts more dissimilar: the Tupolev Tu-114, a monumental technical tour-de-force and the Ilyushin Il-18, a no-nonsense, both durable and efficient worker bee. One got all the headlines and the other, well, is still with us working hard…,as usual.

Quite adaptable these handy “Eighteens”.

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