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    DescriptionEstablished in 1934, the Ilyushin design bureau is one of the best-known Soviet/Russian aircraft design companies. Over the years, the Ilyushin OKB has developed aircraft for widely varying roles. Its first aircraft to achieve production status, the DB-3 bomber, entered service in 1936. The IL-2 (Shturmovik) armored attack aircraft brought Ilyushin well-earned fame; this aircraft fought with considerable success during World War II. The OKB's involvement with combat aircraft continued with the experimental IL-22 four-jet counterpart of the English Electric Canberra. However, it was those years that marked the OKB's transition to transport aircraft from the twin-engined IL-12 of 1945 developed as a 'DC-3 replacement', followed by many successful aircraft, including the four-turboprop IL-18 airliner (1957), the four-turbofan long-half IL-62 (1961), the IL-76 military/civil freighter (1971) and the first Soviet wide-body airliner, the IL-86 of 1976. The company has also moved into general aviation with the IL-103 four-seater.

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    OKB Ilyushin
    A History of the Design Bureau and Its Aircraft
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yefim Gordon, By (author) Dmitriy Komissarov, By (author) Sergey Komissarov
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,678 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857801873
    ISBN 10: 1857801873

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: HE
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010
    BIC subject category V2: KNDV, 1DVUA
    DC22: 629.133340947
    LC classification: TL686.I43
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHT, KND, WGM
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, (some colour )
    Crecy Publishing
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    Publication date
    29 January 2010
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