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Ilyushin Il-14 * Retired *
One Soviet-built Il-14M delivered in 1957, with luxury VIP interior. Personal transport of President Hoxha. Based at Tiranë until 1979, when it moved to Rinas to join the other three examples. Three more (one Il-14m, one Avia 14T and one VEB-built Il-14P) delivered after overhaul in China in 1971. Used by 7594 Regiment for the transport role. Operated on behalf of the national airline 'Albtransport', on passenger and freight services. Withdrawn from use in 1992 and stored in the open at Tiranë-Rinas. In 1997 the four aircraft were severely damaged by rebels and in 2002 they were broken up and dumped. One of these aircraft reportedly has a ventral camera position for survey work.
||Il-14M, Presidential Aircraft.
- Air International December 1992
- Air Forces Research April 1996 p.1
- Air Forces Monthly April 2004
- European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)