Ilyushin-38 May

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This is dedicated topic for Il-38 and its derivatives.
Please post any related info here.

A bunch of photos to start:
Soviet Il-38:

And Il-38M with Morskoy Zmey (Sea Dragon) search and surviallance suit:






 

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Repaired and MLU-updated Il-38N (Novella) takes off from Ramensoye AF (Zhukovskiy) for transfer to Severomorsk:
Don't you think that the radar on board this plane is quite small(just a layman observation)
 

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Repaired and MLU-updated Il-38N (Novella) takes off from Ramensoye AF (Zhukovskiy) for transfer to Severomorsk:
Don't you think that the radar on board this plane is quite small(just a layman observation)
No. Il-38N is an ASW plane, not AWAKS or JSTARS :). And BTW it is AESA on updated N version.

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I thought so, good to know I am not that bad in such matters :)
Btw radars on kamove asw Choppers ( Indian Nevy) are bigger
 
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OLD is GOLD Indian Nave IL 38 With sea eagle ASM

The Base Commander and crew pose with a Sea Eagle missile on the Il-38. The aircraft carried out drop trials with KAB-500-M62 bombs launched from the same pylons, as a preclude to live Sea Eagle launch tests. HAL Bangalore was a key partner involved in the project


Special pylons attached to the aft fuselage just behind the wing, provide for the carriage of the Sea-Eagle AsHM on the Il-38 MPA. Although the missile itself is large, it's size is miniscule compared to the giant Il-38. Both Il-38s are Tu-142s are popular among maintenance crew even if putting one of these giants in the air requires tremendous effort. Both Tu-142Ms and Il-38s were instrumental in the location, tracking and capture of the LTTE mercenary ship 'Progress Light' in 1988. (Indian Navy, via B Harry)


 

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The radar on the top of the cockpit is iy still the Sea dragon suite
Yes, but it also has Novella ASW detection suit aside Sea Dragon.

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