ILYUSHIN 38SD (IL-38)

ILYUSHIN 38SD (IL-38)


Context: An Ilyushin 38SD (IL-38), a Long Range Maritime Reconnaisence Aircraft of the Indian Navy, was promptly readied to depart INS Hansa for Palam AirportNew Delhi to complete a shipment of 60,000 face masks ordered by Indian Medical Association, Goa to offset the shortfall in Goa amid COVID-19 pandemic.

 ILYUSHIN 38SD (IL-38)

KEY DETAILS OF THE AIRCRAFT


The Ilyushin Il-38 “Dolphin” (NATO reporting name: May) is a maritime patrol aircraft and anti-submarine warfare aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. It was a development of the Ilyushin Il-18 turboprop transport.

ROLE: Anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol aircraft.

DESIGN: The Il-38 is an adaptation of the four-engined turboprop Ilyushin Il-18 for use as a maritime patrol aircraft for the Soviet Navy.

OPERATION: The Il-38 was operated by units in the Soviet Northern, Pacific and Baltic fleets. In March 1968 a squadron of Il-38s deployed to Cairo in Egypt, flown by Soviet crews but in Egyptian markings, until being withdrawn in 1972

VARIANTS: This aircraft has the following variants:
  • IL-38: Production aircraft
  • IL-38M: Modified with a receiver probe as part of a probe and drogue air refueling system. System not adopted.
  • IL-38MZ: Tanker variant of the Il-38. Prototype only
  • IL-38N: Improved variant sometimes referred to as Il-38SD for Sea Dragon, which is a new search and tracking system.


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