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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1967
Maiden Flight: 28 September 1961
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Il-18, Il-20 Coot-A, Il-22 Coot-B and May
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Ilyushin Aviaton Complex
Parent System: Il-38
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1967
Maiden Flight: 28 September 1961
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Il-22PP Porubshchik and Il-38N
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Description: The Ilyushin Il-38, May NATO name, is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft derived from the stretched fuselage of the Il-18 turboprop airliner which first flew in 1957. The first fly of the militarized Il-38 occurred on September 28, 1961 and the aircraft was fully operational with the Soviet Navy by 1967. It is powered by four AI-20M turboprop engines driving four-blade propellers. Each engine is rated at 4,190-shp of power. The Il-38 was deployed by the Soviet Union and exported to India in the 1970s. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Il-38 aircraft were split among Community of Independent States (CIS) members primarily Russia and Ukraine. In 2010 the Il-38 along with the Tu-142 remain the backbone maritime patrol capability of Russia and India. The Il-114MP maritime patrol aircraft is a potential replacement for the Il-38.

The Il-38 is equipped with magnetic anomaly detector (MAD), nose-mounted search radar called Wet-Eye by NATO, and sonobuoys. The armament options include torpedoes and depth charges both to take out submarines and carried inside two internal bays. Based upon the militarized Il-18, Coot NATO name, the Soviet Union developed two additional military variants. The Il-20 reconnaissance airplane, Coot-A NATO name, first flew on March 21, 1968. The Il-20 is an electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft equipped with advanced radio-electronic devices and a side looking radar. The Il-22, Coot-B NATO name, is an airborne command and control (C2) post which first flew in 1970. In early December 2010 two Il-38/Il-20 interrupted a joint US-Japan military drills in the Sea of Japan suspecting that the aircraft were gathering top secret data from the exercise.

Il-38 Specifications

Crew: 9
Number of Engines: 4
Propeller Blades: 4
Wing Area: 140 square meter (1,507 square foot)
Height: 10.2 meter (33.4 foot)
Length: 36.9 meter (121 foot)
Wingspan: 37.4 meter (123 foot)
Max Range: 7,200 kilometer (3,888 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 16,760 shp (12,503 kW)
Cruise Speed: 610 kph (379 mph)
Economical Speed: 400 kph
Top Speed at High Altitude: 722 kph (390 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 12 hour (0.50 day)
Empty Weight: 36,000 kilogram (79,365 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 63,500 kilogram (139,991 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Il-38 News

There are 9 news between
14 Nov 2005 and 24 Sep 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018Russia to Deliver S-300 Air Defense System to Syria
Monday, July 9, 2018Russian Air Force Developing New Porubshchik-2 Electronic Warfare Aircraft
Wednesday, March 28, 2018Russia Deploys First Il-38 Anti-Submarine Aircraft to American Continent Since Soviets Time
Tuesday, January 31, 2017Russian Navy To Upgrade 30 Il-38 to Il-38N by 2025
Thursday, November 3, 2016Russia Deploys Il-22PP Electronic Warfare Aircraft to Syria
Friday, June 24, 2016Russian Navy to Integrate Zagon-2 Bomb onto Mi-14 ASW Helicopter
Thursday, January 14, 2016Russian Navy to Deploy 28 Il-38N ASW Aircraft by 2020
Monday, March 5, 2012Russian Navy Takes Delivery of Modernized Il-38N Anti-Submarine Aircraft
Monday, November 14, 2005FMS: India Requests P-3C Logistics Support

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