Ilyushin Il-28

Local nameIł-28
LocationDrzonów, Poland

The Ilyushin Il-28 is a jet bomber of the immediate postwar period that was originally manufactured for the Soviet Air Forces. It was the Soviet Union's first such aircraft to enter large-scale production. It was also licence-built in China as the Harbin H-5. Total production in the USSR was 6,316 aircraft, and over 319 H-5s were built. Only 187 examples of the HJ-5 training variant were manufactured. In the 1990s hundreds remained in service with various air forces over 50 years after the Il-28 first appeared. The only H-5s in service currently are approximately 80 aircraft which operate with the Korean People's Air Force.

The Il-28 has the USAF/DoD reporting name "Type 27" and NATO reporting name "Beagle", while the Il-28U trainer variant has the USAF/DoD reporting name "Type 30" and NATO reporting name Mascot.

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Air parade of Ilyushin… @ K. Kobrzyński, K. Koszewski, T. Malinowski, J. Malujdy, ze zbiorów (from collection of): Komisja Historyczna Rady Seniorów Aeroklubu PRL, Muzeum Lotnictwa i Astronautyki w Krakowie, Ośrodek Postępu Technicznego NOT, Wojskowa Agencja Fotograficzna, "Skrzydlata Polska", J. Dembowski, W. Kisielewski, J. R. Konieczny, K. Stawiński, H. Żwirko

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Coordinates 51°56'40.775" N 15°19'4.386" E

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