What a pleasure to get to shoot the last flying civilian IL-18 outside of North Korea, seen here parked on the company ramp in Colombo.
The pièce de résistance of 2013 - the "coot" smoking her way out of BOM ..the predecessor of the IL-62 and the most popular Soviet airframe ever built!
THE Pièce de résistance of 2013.. the "coot" smoking its way out of BOM today...the predecessor of the IL-62 and the most popular Soviet airframe ever built!
Powered by 4 × Ivchenko AI-20M axial flow turboprop engines. Note that the engine cowlings on the outboard engines are smaller than the inboard engines.
Nice to see them still flying props like this one.
Great ! This pic is dedicated to my friend from Moscow Oleg Revin (JP photographer too) who was on vacation in Dubai and spotting with me that day. The second IL18 of the afternoon after the Anika... (more)