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Which airplane is this? I suspect it is Russian, but it's too poor quality for me to tell. I'm pretty sure it is military.

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    $\begingroup$ Did you take the photo yourself? Can you describe it a bit more? If it's from an online source, where did you find it? Let us know, thanks. $\endgroup$
    – user14897
    Sep 11, 2018 at 16:14
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    $\begingroup$ After looking at the accepted answer, I look again at the blurry OP photo and see Ил-18, but I never would have been able to read it if I hadn't known what to look for! $\endgroup$ Sep 11, 2018 at 16:56
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a puzzle, not a question about aviation. $\endgroup$ Sep 11, 2018 at 19:15
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    $\begingroup$ @DavidRicherby I'm not sure why the reason for asking a question matters, if the question itself is on-topic? The OP is asking for aircraft identification based on limited information, and that's definitely on-topic here. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Sep 12, 2018 at 0:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Pondlife Because it serves no purpose other than "just mindless social fun", something that should be avoided because they have no lasting value and does not even help OP. $\endgroup$
    – pipe
    Sep 12, 2018 at 6:48

1 Answer 1


Below is the full photo, it's an Ilyushin Il-22PP Porubshchik electronic warfare plane.

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The Il-22PP Porubschik was designed in late 2000s on the basis of the Soviet Il-18 passenger aircraft made in mid 1970s. According to media reports, the aircraft is capable to disable most modern electronic warfare systems installed on foreign planes, air defense systems, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles.

Image and article: https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2017/3/31/8382/


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