Ilyushin IL-54

1955

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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

Specification 
 CREW3
 ENGINE2 x AL-7F turbojets, 10000kg with afterburner
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight40660 kg89640 lb
  Empty weight24000 kg52911 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan17.7 m58 ft 1 in
  Length28.9 m95 ft 10 in
  Wing area84.6 m2910.63 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed1250 km/h777 mph
  Cruise speed910 km/h565 mph
  Ceiling14000 m45950 ft
  Range2500 km1553 miles
 ARMAMENT4 x 23mm cannon, 5000kg of bombs

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

Comments
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.

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christian, 09.05.2017 08:39

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

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sergej, e-mail, 16.02.2015 20:45

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

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bombardier, e-mail, 18.10.2011 10:28

A bigger version of the Yak-28 Firebar.

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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

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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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