Ilyushin Il-62M Classic

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 6
Total Still Active: 2
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1979
Retirement: current
Main Role: Transport
Origin: USSR


A four-engine jet airliner, similar in appearance to the Vickers VC 10, six Il-62s are known to have been supplied to North Korea. Presumably, the Il-62s have mainly been operated by the airline Air Koryo. At least in the past, the Il-62s have been frequently used for government VIP flights abroad.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P-618 2546624     Noted at Tokyo on Aug 19, 1985, possibly as government aircraft (Air Force One?). Last noted at Bratislava-Ivanka on April 1, 2003, no titles.
P-880 2241758     Reportedly delivered, not confirmed. Soviet Transports (Hillman et al) quotes a Russian source that the aeroplane was indeed delivered in December 1982, registered as CCCP-86538.
P-881 3647853     Noted at Beijing, March 16, 2004
P-882 2850236     Noted in service at Bratislava-Ivanka, Jan 16, 2004, no titles
885,P-885 3933913   June 1979 Noted at Pyongyang-Sunan,Feb 17, 2004.
P-889 21391? Partial     W/o July 1, 1983, crashed in Fouta Djali Mts, Guinea-Bissau.


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • OKB Ilyushin (Yefim Gordon, Dmitry Komissarov with Sergey Komissarov)

Other Sources

To be added.

See other operators of the Ilyushin Il-62 'Classic'

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