12 Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Posted on January 30, 2012 by


In Tushino, after a one-year repair work, they started up the right engine of the Ilyushin Il-14T which hadn't been started up for over 15 years!


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They did a great job to restore the systems of the aircraft!

First of all, they had to warm up the engine because it was -15C in the street and it is not recommended to start the engine cold. To do that, they used an engine heater, a fan with a kerosene heater inside.

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12 Responses to “Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T”

  1. ayaa says:

    The airforce should hire more guys like these. Maybe they can do the same thing to the grounded Mig-29s and Su-27s.

  2. Apu Gupta says:

    are they planning to fly “that” straight from its junkyard? god bless them!

  3. Johan says:

    Bravo! Great work! Keep it up!

  4. Arend says:

    Very cool, getting this old tech running again!

  5. tippi-simo says:

    Winter War part II ;)

  6. Addy says:

    I can only imagine, how good they felt, when then engine started!

  7. Osip says:

    So, this is Russian version of “Scrapheap Challenge”?

  8. leo says:

    Well done guys!!

  9. jeffrey pigden says:

    What a lovely sound !!

  10. mukmika says:

    If can be made airworthy,could fly. In Northern Canada 70 year old c-46s and c-47s still in commercial use. Good luck to those good people.

  11. rostit says:

    Isnt this based off the DC3? Fantastic airplane

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