Ilyushin Il-20 (1948)
December 5, 1948
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Work began in 1947. The hull was armored with 15 mm thick sheet steel. To improve visibility while the bomb was being dropped in level flight, the pilot's cockpit was relocated to the bow of the fuselage, directly above the engine. The first flight through Vladimir Kokkinaki took place at the end of 1948.
The project was not pursued any further in the beginning jet engine era.
|crew||2 (pilot and radio operator / gunner)|
|Wing area||44.0 m²|
|Empty mass||7,892 kg|
|Takeoff mass||normal 9,500 kg
maximum 10,250 kg
|Engine||a 12-cylinder V-engine MF-47F with 3,000 hp (2,206 kW) takeoff power|
|Top speed||515 km / h at an altitude of 2,800 m|
|Rise time||8 minutes at an altitude of 5,000 m|
|Summit height||7,750 m|
|Armament||four rigid 23 mm MK NS-23s, each with 150 rounds in the wings,
a movable 23 mm twin MK NS-23 in the defensive stand
|Bomb load||up to 1,000 kg,
four 100 kg bombs or
two 500 kg bombs or
eight 82 mm rockets at underwing outstations
The other Il-20
- Rudolf Höfling: Ilyushin since 1933 . 1st edition. Motorbuch, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-613-03604-8 , p. 62/63 .
- Ильюшин Ил-20. Retrieved August 7, 2020 (Russian, story, photos, and dates).