• Performance

    General Data

    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
    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