Two Soviet aircraft have shared the designation Ilyushin Il-18. The first Il-18 was a propeller-driven airliner of 1946. After a years of test flights, the programme was abandoned. The second Il-18 (NATO reporting name: Coot) is a large turboprop airliner resembling the Lockheed L-188 Electra. As one of the best known Soviet aircraft, it is also one of the most popular and long lasting, first flying in 1957.
By kjfitz @ 2007-05-05 10:56:32