Iljuschin / Ilyushin Il-4 / DB-3


Iljuschin / Ilyushin Il-4 © Andrei Nesvetaev
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The Ilyushin Il-4 / DB-3 is a twin-engined medium bomber aircraft developed by the Soviet design bureau Ilyushin OKB. The designation DB-3 (DB-3F) changed to Il-4 in 1942. The Il-4T is a torpdo bomber variant.
The total production includes DB-3 = 1528, Il-4 = 5256
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelTumanski / Tumansky M-88B
Engine Power (each)820 kW1100 hp
Speed430 km/h232 kts
  267 mph
Service Ceiling9.700 m31.824 ft
Range3.800 km2.052 NM
2.361 mi.
Empty Weight5.800 kg12.787 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.300 kg24.912 lbs
Wing Span21,44 m70,3 ft
Wing Area66,7 m718 ft
Length14,76 m48,4 ft
Height4,10 m13,5 ft
First Flight1935
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1936-1944
Total Production6784
NATO CodeBob