Warpaint No. 130: Ilyuschin Il-28


The Ilyushin Il-28 (NATO reporting name ‚Beagle‘) was the Soviet Union’s first jet bomber to enter large-scale production. Licence-built in China as the Harbin H-5, as well as in the Czech Republic, total production in the USSR alone was 6,316 aircraft. The aircraft drew on captured wartime technology, as well as benefitting from the sale to the USSR of Rolls-Royce Nene jet en-gines, reproduced for soviet use as the RD-45. The Il-28 was widely export-ed, serving in the air arms of some 20 nations ranging from the Warsaw Pact to various Middle-Eastern and African air forces. The aircraft also saw limited use in Vietnam and with the Afghan forces in Afghanistan, while Finland had four examples delivered between 1961 and 1966 for target-towing duties, which remained in service until the 1980s.
8 pages with colour profiles, A2 plan with b/w drawings in scale 1/72.

Die Ilyuschin Il-28 war ein sowjetisches taktisches Kampfflugzeug während des Kalten Kriegs.
Durchgehend illustriert mit s/w Fotos und einigen Farbfotos, sowie technischen Zeichnungen und 8 Seiten mit Farbprofilen. Ein lose beiliegender Plan im Format A2 mit s/w Rissen im Maßstab 1/72 ergänzt das Heft.

Artikelnummer: A229491
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