Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle bomber

The Ilyushin Il-28 is a jet bomber of the immediate postwar period that was originally manufactured for the Soviet Air Forces. It was the Soviet Union's first such aircraft to enter large-scale production. Total production in the USSR was 6,316 aircraft. The Il-28 has the USAF/DoD reporting name "Type 27" and NATO reporting name "Beagle".

Ilyushin II-28Edit

In early 1952, as World War III was still slowly turning against the Soviet Union, the USSR used Ilyushin II-28s (Beagles) for nuisance raids against Britain, France, and Italy.[1]


  1. Fallout, loc., 5523, ebook.

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