The Ilyushin Il-62 was the Soviet Union’s first intercontinental jet airliner. They were popular with crews and passengers and widely used by Russian and other allied airlines until the early twenty-first century.
The Ilyushin Il-62 was the Soviet Union’s first intercontinental jet airliner and one of that first generation of large jet airliners including the Boeing 707 and Vickers VC-10.
The prototype made its first flight on 3 January 1963 and it was the world’s largest jet airliner at that time.
They entered service with Aeroflot in September 1967 and remained that airline’s front line long-range airliner for several decades.
A total of 292 Il-62s were manufactured, most of them flying in Russia with 80 being exported to 30 countries.
They were strong and successful airlines and many remained in front line service into the late 2000s
This model represents an Il-62 in service with Cubana in 2003.
Zvezda 1/144 kit with BOA decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in August 2018.