Ilyushin Il-18 - Bakov nad Jizerou, Czech Republic
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N 50° 27.931 E 014° 56.537
33U E 495904 N 5590393
Quick Description: The Ilyushin Il-18 was a Soviet four-engined airliner designed and built by Ilyushin immediately after World War II
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/9/2014 2:42:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMMEM0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
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Long Description:
The Il-18 was developed to meet Aeroflot's need for a high-altitude, long-range aircraft to fly its long-haul national and international routes. It was conceived as a cantilever low-wing monoplane powered by four Charomskii ACh-32 diesel engines, as initially used in the Ilyushin Il-12, with a tricycle landing gear. To improve the wing's lift-to-drag ratio and the aircraft's maximum speed the wing was given a very high aspect ratio of 12. It was intended to operate from both paved and unpaved runways with a length of less than 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). Its main wheels were larger than normal to handle the rough surfaces. The pressurized fuselage was circular in cross-section, which provided room for cargo and baggage compartments under the cabin floor. A variety of seating plans were under consideration, ranging from 66 seats to 27 sleeping berths, but no decision had been made before it was canceled.

Although the aircraft itself was successful, its Shvetsov ASh-73TK engines were too unreliable for civilian use and were further needed to equip the Tupolev Tu-4 bomber, so it was cancelled in 1948.

Source and more information: (visit link)

This airplane now served as tourist attraction and a restauraunt beside to the road Prague - Turnov.

This particular aircraft was identified as OK-WAJ and was in service with Czech airlines until 1984, and was installed at its present location in 1986. Source of info: (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Ilyushin Il-18

Tail Number: (S/N): OK-WAJ 187010101

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): eside to the road Prague - Turnov

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
More information, including an amusing story here

Access restrictions: Not listed

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