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    Ilyushin Il-102 ground attack aircraft - GIF

    Ilyushin Il-102 experimental jet-powered ground attack aircraft developed by the Soviets in the 1980s.




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    Was this their answer to the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlochala View Post
    Was this their answer to the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II?
    That was my immediate thought when I saw this! They did appear to have put just a small bit of effort into making it different... but not enough to hide the obvious source of their inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeVanGeaux View Post
    That was my immediate thought when I saw this! They did appear to have put just a small bit of effort into making it different... but not enough to hide the obvious source of their inspiration.
    Well...To some extent at least, form follows function.

    So it's not surprising that aircraft made for a specific purpose look similar, but...

    But it does seem that most of the soviet military aircraft, do resemble the US planes they are based off of.

    Mig29-F18 etc.

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    https://jalopnik.com/meet-the-ilyush...omb-1601030964

    It never saw production.

    Su-25 is the competition that is actually in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moldyjim View Post

    But it does seem that most of the soviet military aircraft, do resemble the US planes they are based off of.
    The TU-4 Ilyushin Il-102 ground attack aircraft - GIF-tu4.jpg



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