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Ilyushin Il-X Project

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In a post on Ilyushin Designations way back in 2008 (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4943.msg39247.html#msg39247), member Ucon mentioned the Il-X passenger project.

I found this photograph of a model in AiK (Aviatia i Kosmonautika) issue 1991-01.

A number of projects were shown (McDD MD-12X, Yamal amphibian and the Il-X) but the accompanying text was discussing new general aviation developments and had no direct references to the images.

The model looks to be at a show, possibly in Russia as the sign is in Cyrillic.

It is a twin rear-mounted prop-fan pusher passenger aircraft, similiar in size to an early Yakovlev Yak-42.

Does anyone know what became of the project or have better images of the diagrams shown mounted behind the model ?
 

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Found a few more details on this cancelled project...


Ilyushin Il-X - executive aircraft and commuter airliner


Limited public domain information about this small passenger aircraft project (also called the Ilyushin X) was published in 1990.


In an executive version it could carry seven or eight passengers and in a commuter version for 19 passengers. The aircraft featured moderately swept low-set wings and a T-tail. The two turboprops were pylon-mounted on the rear fuselage,driving four-bladed contra-rotating pusher propellers.

Details:

Engines: 2 x Novikov TVD-1500 turboprops (1,500 ehp each)

Wing span: 18.0 m (59 ft 5in)

Length: 16.30 m (53 ft 6 in)

Maximum payload: 2,100 kg (4,630 Ib)

Maximum cruising speed: 620 km/h (385 mph)

Economical cruising speed: 575 km/h (357 mph)

Maximum range: 4,000 km (2,486 miles) with seven passengers and two crew.

Source:
OKB Ilyushin (Gordon/Komissarov/Komissarov) Midland ISBN 1857801873
 

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From Ucon's web-site
http://avicopress.ru/aviation/russian/18-2010-07-27-17-00-33/2010-09-19-19-15-05/91-2010-10-01-18-46-41
 

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Flateric - brilliant!

Just a pity that the 3-view is not a little sharper. Still, it fills a gap in my records - thanks (and thanks to Ucon as well for the information!)
 

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