Ilyushin IL-54


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Ilyushin IL-54

Supersonic jet bomber, a fairly elegant design with a highly swept shoulder wing. The engines were in nacelles suspended under the wing. The aircraft did not enter production. One built.

Ilyushin IL-54

 ENGINE2 x AL-7F turbojets, 10000kg with afterburner
  Take-off weight40660 kg89640 lb
  Empty weight24000 kg52911 lb
  Wingspan17.7 m58 ft 1 in
  Length28.9 m95 ft 10 in
  Wing area84.6 m2910.63 sq ft
  Max. speed1250 km/h777 mph
  Cruise speed910 km/h565 mph
  Ceiling14000 m45950 ft
  Range2500 km1553 miles
 ARMAMENT4 x 23mm cannon, 5000kg of bombs

Ilyushin IL-54A three-view drawing (1000 x 614)

Sven., 10.05.2017 10:12

It has the Dan Dare looks but performance is a bit of a sprint for a bomber. The HP Victor cruising faster 10,000 ft higher and 3000 miles further. The undercarriage may have lead to challenging landing characteristics. Not surprising it went no further than prototype.


christian, 09.05.2017 08:39

50s and early 60s aircraft are so cool but no one makes games with them in it. WHY!!!!!?!?!?


sergej, e-mail, 16.02.2015 20:45

this aircraft is epic!!!!!!!!


bombardier, e-mail, 18.10.2011 10:28

A bigger version of the Yak-28 Firebar.


Cristi, e-mail, 12.08.2008 11:26

I would like to find out if this fine aircraft have flew. The performances are pretty good for those times


jarecki, e-mail, 28.03.2008 15:32

The other data shown if this aicraft was produced in short series (over a dozen items.


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