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Il-38 May ASW/maritime patrol aircraft

Country of Origin: Russia


The Il-38 May is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW)/patrol aircraft that resembles the U.S. P-3 Orion in appearance and role. The May is derived from the Il-18 airliner with a lengthened fuselage, wings mounted farther forward, a large undernose radome for search radar, a blister fairing for electronic equipment and a weapons bay.

The May's low, double-tapered wing has a high aspect ratio, squared wing tips and double-slotted trailing-edge flaps located inboard of long ailerons; it...

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