Maritime patrol and ASW aircraft, developed from the IL-18
turboprop transport. The position of the wing was changed, so
that the IL-38 has a short front fuselage and a longer aft
fuselage, and two bomb bays. About 100 were built.
| ENGINE||4 x 4250hp Ivchenko AI-20M|
| Empty weight||34500 kg||76060 lb|
| Wingspan||37.40 m||123 ft 8 in|
| Length||39.57 m||130 ft 10 in|
| Max. speed||724 km/h||450 mph|
| Ceiling||11000 m||36100 ft|
| Range||7240 km||4499 miles|
| ARMAMENT||3000kg of weapons|
"About 100 were built"
57 only :( and 4 crashed while 5 went to Indian Navy
Compares well with the P-3 Orion.
one of the finest air craft... and the most trusted one .
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