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The Il-20 is a military version of the Il-18 passenger airplane, with electronic equipment and an array of external antennae. It is still used by the Russian Air Force as flying command post. This version is sometimes unofficially referred to as Il-20 or Coot-A in NATO code. A maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft, the Il-38, was also developed from the Il-18.
Country of Origin. CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft. P-3C Orion, An-24 Coke, An-12 Cub.
Crew. Five.
Role. Electronics surveillance.
Armament. None.
Dimensions. Length: 117 ft, 9 in (35.9 m). Span: 122 ft, 7 in (37.4 m).
Wings. Low-mounted and unequally tapered with blunt tips and positive slant.
Engine(s). Four turboprops mounted in the wings and extending forward of the wings.
Fuselage. Round, cigar-shaped tapered at the rear and a rounded nose. Stepped-up cockpit. Bulges on sides of fuselage aft of the cockpit. Pod carried on the fuselage bottom is a SLAR.
Tail. Back-tapered fin with square tip. Equally tapered flats, mid-mounted on the fuselage.
Afghanistan (Il-18), CIS.

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