Il-38 is a long-range antisubmarine aircraft based on the Il-18 aircraft. The airplane is designed for searching and destroying submarines (both independently and in cooperation with submarine-hunting ships), sea reconnaissance, search and rescue operations, andsetting of mine barriers.
The aircraft is equipped with a flight and navigation complex including Doppler and radio navigation equipment, as well as an automated target search and track system capable of spotting surface vessels and submarines at periscope depth.
Main technical characteristics
Dimensional characteristics Length, m 40,1 Height, m 10,17 Wingspan, m 37,4 Wing area, sq. m. 140 Fuselage diameter, m 3,5 Power plant parameters
Number x engine type 4 x turbo-propeller engine Engine
AI-20M series 6I Maximum shaft power (МСА, H=0), kgf 4 250 Propeller diameter, m 4,5 Weight parameters
Maximum takeoff weight, tons 66 Aircraft performance
Cruising speed, km/h 570–600 Flight altitude, m 8 000 Takeoff distance, m 1 400 Landing distance, m 900 Specified life
Calendar operating life, years 48 Number of flights 6 000 Number of flight hours, hr. 10 000