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#AA-2092   1/72 scale  Ilyushin IL-22  First Soviet designed jet bomber to fly

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

46 resin parts

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Clear-resin canopy, decal

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Span 320 mm

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Length 293 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$16

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In early 1946, the first Soviet designed jet engine, TR-1 was completed.  The USSR Council of Ministers issued requirement for a new bomber that would use four of TR-1 jet engines. Ilyushin and Sokhoi were called to begin work on the jet bomber design that resulted in the Il-22 and Su-10. After the Myasishchev OKB was closed in 1945 several key design staff were transferred to Ilyushin and they became involved in the Il-22's design. The Il-22 prototype was rapidly assembled and made its first flight in July 1947. It proved to have docile handling characteristics, but was severely underpowered as the TR-1 engines only produced 80% of the required thrust. As the engines thrust could not be increased in a timely manner, Ilyushin made the decision not to submit the bomber for State acceptance trials as its performance did not meet the requirements. However, the Il-22 did fly over Tushino during the Aviation Day display in August 1947 and the USAF allocated Type Number 10 to it. In response to an official order, Ilyushin eventually redesigned the Il-22 with two Mikulin jets, designating Il-24. In 1948, the Il-24 program was cancelled while the Il-28 Beagle bomber design started. 

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Medium experimental bomber

Built to meet requirement for first Soviet designed jet bomber

23.10m.

21.10m.

4x Lyulka TR-1turbojet engine

656 km/h

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2x 23mm NS-23 cannon / 2x 20mm B-20E machine gun / 2000 kg bomb load

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Model References

The Ilyushin Il-22 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern world's early jet bomber

Baade Type 140

Baade Type 150

Boeing B-47 Stratojet

Convair XB-46

Douglas XB-43 Jet Master

English Electric Canberra

Ilyushin IL-22

Martin XB-51

Martin XB-48

North American B-45A Tornado

Short SA.4 Sperrin

Sokhoi Su-10

Sub-Ouest SO-4000

Tupolev Tu-12

Tupolev Tu-14

Soviet experimental aircraft

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Soviet early jet bomber

Baade Type 140

Baade Type 150

Ilyushin Il-22

Sokhoi Su-10

Tupolev Tu-12

Tupolev Tu-14