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1970's London Gatwick Part 2 - Turboprops & Jets

YR-IMJ Ilyushin Il-18D of TAROM

YR-IMJ Ilyushin Il-18D of TAROM - This was a popular aircraft in use with the then Eastern Bloc countries. Effectively the Soviet Unions answer to the Vickers Vanguard and Lockheed Electra  - London Gatwick Airport

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The Ilyushin Il-18D was the most popular Export Version of the type and was used by Airlines not only in the then Eastern Bloc countries, but also by a number of Airlines normally considered Non-aligned.

One operator Cubana is reputed to have retrofitted their Il-18s with the Bristol Britannia nosewheel and other parts in the nose gear, to improve the handling on poor runways!

Picture of an Ilyushin Il-18D in this Album:

Related Links:
TAROM - Main Web Site - English Language Version Available

TAROM - Wikipedia Entry

Ilyushin Il-18 - Wikipedia Entry

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