The Ilyushin Design Bureau is a Russian design bureau and aircraft manufacturer, founded by Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin. Its operations began on January 13, 1933; an early design was the DB-3 long range bomber, and by 1939 it had designed the Shturmovik ground-attack aircraft, the record number of 36,163 being manufactured . After WW2 Ilyushin produced a number of transport aircraft. The Il-28 jet bomber appeared in 1958, with over 3,000 being built. The next major airliner was the Il-62 in 1963, and then the heavy lift Il-76 in 1971. A wide-body airliner, the Il-86 flew in 1976, then the more efficient Il-96. The Russian government has merged Ilyushin with Mikoyan, Irkut, Sukhoi, Tupolev, and Yakovlev under a new company named United Aircraft Corporation.
Formerly totally unknown in the West, the Il-102 attack bomber was presented at the Zhukovsky airsho...
An Ilyushin Il-18 used for artic research. I took this photograph on 19 August 1992 at Sheremetsjevo...
Photograph taken on 20 August 1992 at Sheremetsjevo international aiport.
Il-78MKI RK-3451 78Sq, Indian-AF. Support aircraft for "Exercise Indra Danush 2007" RAF Waddington, ...