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Basic Type Il-18
Construction Nr 187009703
Full Type Reg / Serial / Code Operator / Colours First Reported Remarks
Il-18D (not known) Chinese Air Force mfd 12may67 c/n confirmed as exported to China by Aviaexport
Il-18D 50852 Chinese Air Force NAY 04apr85 seen again NAY oct86; c/n not confirmed; c/n 184007701 from the Chinese register Book by C. Ballantine, but this c/n was not exported to China; black and white photo shows without old antenna on top of the fuselage; t/t 4,002 hours and 4,426 cycles from OKB document dated 01jan86 for this c/n (last overhaul 1985); arrived Zavod No. 402 GA at Bykovo dec87 for last overhaul, but only the c/n is mentioned in the document and no serial is given
Il-18D B-224 Civ Avn Adm China SIA 09oct88 c/n confirmed in museum documents; previously reported as c/n 184007805 in the China Aviation Museum at Shahezhen AFB in jun01, probably due to engine intake covers being marked as such; preserved in the China Aviation Museum at Shahezhen AFB mar92/may99
Il-18D '208' (4) Civ Avn Adm China 02apr00 fake serial; see c/ns 189001504/184007601 and 185008701; c/n confirmed in museum documents; by may99 the museum had already announced that this aircraft was to be painted to represent Chairman Mao's historic aircraft number 208 (N40.181916 E116.35837), l/n 28dec23

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