Questions tagged [il-62]

A Soviet four-engine narrowbody jetliner produced from 1963 through 1995.

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What is the aerodynamic purpose of an Acorn?

This is an IL-62. On the tail of the aircraft, there is a large cone, protruding out of the vertical and horizontal stabilizer which is called acorn. I am trying to figure out what is the aerodynamic ...
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What was the purpose of the “tail prop” on the Ilyushin Il-62 and why was it necessary?

I read somewhere that the Ilyushin Il-62 had a "tail prop". What was this device and why was it needed on this aircraft?