Ilyushin IL-28: Famous Russian Aircraft


Dmitriy Komissarov Yefim Gordon


The Il-28 tactical bomber was a success in all its roles.

From Torpedo-bomber, reconnaissance, trainer, and mail carrier, numerous specialized versions were also developed, including testbeds for avionics, weapons, and aircraft systems .

A true fighting machine, by the mid 1950s it became the main strike aircraft of the Soviets and later saw action in various armed conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.