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an IL-62 (Ilyushin II-62) compares (roughly) with.....
« on: August 14, 2016, 08:06:39 AM »
which western aircraft?  In terms of size or horsepower, either one.

And approximately, not exactly, as I imagine "exactly" doesn't exist.

A Boeing 707?  A DC-10?  A Boeing 727? A deHavilland Comet?

I wouldn't even know where to begin looking.
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Re: an IL-62 (Ilyushin II-62) compares (roughly) with.....
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 09:32:14 AM »
Looking at these Wikipedia pages, the specs in particular ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-62
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_707
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-8

The Il-62 seems of capabilities similar to a 707-320 or a DC-8-30. While the Il-62's passenger load is similar to that of a [/b]Boeing 727-200 or -200 Advanced[/b], the Il-62 had double the range. The 707 and DC-8 entered airline service  9 and 8 years (respectively) before the Il-62.
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Re: an IL-62 (Ilyushin II-62) compares (roughly) with.....
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 09:40:31 AM »
162 passengers = 727.  The 727 had the extra engine at the base of the tail, the Ruskies decoded to double theirs up.

The Il is very strange looking for that reason.
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Re: an IL-62 (Ilyushin II-62) compares (roughly) with.....
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 04:13:41 PM »
Thanks everybody; I was looking at the names of every sort of passenger aircraft that came to mind, but thought I'd miss the most appropriate one.

To me, there's always been only three sizes of aircraft--small, such as a two-seater Piper Cub, medium-sized such as what might be described as "turbo-props" that make runs between medium-sized cities (20-50,000) in the Great Plains, and big, which is everything else.

I've of course flown on 727s and 747s, but seriously, when sitting inside an airport terminal, one's sense of size gets distorted.  If placed side-by-side on a neutral field, I have no idea how a 747 would compare with a 707, for example.

I once saw in real life a deHavilland Comet, which was the very first passenger jet aircraft; I had no idea they made airplanes so massive during the late 1940s.  That was a BIG flying machine, when one stood right by it.  It was as big as a B-52, for all I knew (I've never in my life seen, first hand and up close, military aircraft, excepting those one- and two-seater prop jobs displayed in public parks the past 60 or so years).
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Re: an IL-62 (Ilyushin II-62) compares (roughly) with.....
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 04:37:38 PM »
The Il-62 reminds me of the VC10.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_VC10

The B-36 is a very large airplane. It had a 230 feet wingspan, which is larger than many airliners today.

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Re: an IL-62 (Ilyushin II-62) compares (roughly) with.....
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2016, 05:18:04 PM »
This here's kind of what I was thinking of.

I'm no expert on aircraft, and in fact am a little casual and sloppy in looking at them; it's not as they're an important part of this life.  And I do of course realize there's a lot more to aircraft than simply size.

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