Ilyushin 18 - Aeroflot Soviet Airlines Archives

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' IL-18 saves you the most valuable thing in life - time, wherever you may be going - on vacation, a tourist trip, or business.
Make up your mind - there is nothing better you can choose - travel IL-18, which provides maximum SAFETY, SPEED, COMFORT '.

from an Il-18 sales brochure
Ilyushin Il-18

  • Production of 564 plus 2 prototypes at Moscow-Khodynka Factory 30 between 1957 and 1968, and another 60 Il-38s between 1967 and 1972

  • In total about 434 Il-18s have flown in Aeroflot service between 1959 and
1957
  • Thu 4 July - prototype  makes its first flight from Moscow-Khodynka
1959
  • Mon 20 April - 1st revenue flight from Moscow/Vnukovo to Sochi/Adler

20 April 1959: First Il-18 passenger flight, Moscow/Vnukovo - Sochi/Adler
Aircraft Ilyushin-18

Colourful brochure presenting the brand new Ilyushin Il-18 with lots of illustrations, cabin lay-outs for 75 & 100 seat versions and a cutaway drawing. It was published for the excellent 1958 Brussels World's Fair where the Il-18 won a gold medal. Curiously in the Russian text it says the aircraft is equipped with four NK-4 turboprop engines of 4000 ehp each. This was indeed so on the prototype. The first Il-18 flight with the Ivchenko AI-20 engines was on 17 September 1958, exactly five months after the Brussels Expo had opened.

12 pp, 290 x 225 mm, RU-EN
USSR Section Brussels Universal and International Exhibition 1958

Turboprop Airliner Ilyushin-18

28 pp,  330 x 230 mm, EN*
V/O Avtoexport Moscow USSR, ca. 1959-60
*also in Russian and in dual language English-French
Il-18 Performance
Supplement to the prospectus

8 pp,  290 x 220 mm, RU-EN
V/K Aviaexport USSR Moscow
Il-18 Flightdeck

4 pp,  193 x 142 mm, RU
Aeroflot Advertising Office, Moscow, 1960 - 20,000
Il-18 Turboprop Passenger Aircraft

4 panels (8 pp), 159 x 227 mm, RU-FR-EN-GE
Il-18

6 panels (12 pp), 100 x 220 mm, FR*
undated, after 1958
*also in Spanish
Il-18

4 panels (8 pp), 146 x 235 mm, RU-EN-FR
Il-18

4 pp, 145 x 225 mm, EN
Ilyushin 18

8 panels (16 pp), 100 x 220 mm, EN
Il-18

4 pp, 225 x 145 mm, RU
ca. 1960-61
Passenger Plane Il-18D

12 pp, 260 x 218 mm, RU-EN
V/O Aviaexport
Passenger Aircraft Il-18D

2 pp, 224 x 288 mm, RU-FR
Passenger Aircraft Il-18E and Il-18D

4 pp, 330 x 230 mm, RU-FR
ca. 1965
Vl. Kokkinaki in test flight - report from on board 'IL-18'

Огонёк № 24 (1721), 12 June 1960 - 1,700,000
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