Thursday, January 12, 2012

Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-86


As somebody who grew up during the Cold War, it's is not uncommon for a curious kid like me to end up reading a lot about the arms race between the United States and the USSR - the spies, the weapons and of course, the planes! Harking back to that era is this Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-86, which is USSR's first wide-body aircraft, designed to compete against similar Western aircraft, such as the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.  


The Il-86 was manufactured from 1976 to 1991, and 106 were built [1].  

Model: Ilyushin Il-86
Livery: Aeroflot Red Flag Livery
Manufacturer: Gemini Jets
Scale: 1:400
Length: 5.93"
Wingspan: 4.73"
Provenance: airlinemuseum.com
Price: $30

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