The Curator’s Choice 44

Ilyushin Airliners
Ilyushin Il-14 – Ilyushin Il-62 – Ilyushin Il-96

Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin worked his way from ditch digger to the creation of his own design bureau in Soviet Russia in 1933. His Ilyushin Il-2 ground attack aircraft was the most produced combat aircraft in history with over 36,000 aircraft produced (and second most produced aircraft after the Cessna 172). After the war Ilyushin concentrated on production of a line of civil airliners, so let’s look at three in the Museum’s collection.

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