Ilyushin Il-18 Coot

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2
Total Still Active: 2
Total Now Stored: 2
Service Entry: 1965
Retirement: current
Main Role: Transport
Origin: USSR


A four turbine engine airliner, four Il-18s were delivered to North Korea during the 1960s. Surviving aircraft are operated in conjunction with the national airline Air Koryo. * indicates unconfirmed.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
825, 525* 185008703*   3 April 1968 Il-18E. One Il-18 with the s/n 525 was noted at Berlin-Schönefeld in June 1970, believed to be this aircraft.
834 188010604   13 Feb 1968 Il-18D. No further data.
835, P-835 188011205   20 March 1969 Il-18D. Arrived at BASCO (Bykovo Air Services Company) on Sep 2, 1985 for overhaul. 7,623 hrs TT. Noted in service at Pyongyang on Feb 17, 2004.
836, P-836 185008204   16 May 1965 Il-18V. Arrived at BASCO in Oct 1987 for overhaul. 7,669 hrs TT. Converted to Il-18GrM at unknown date. Noted in service at Beijing on March 16, 2004.


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • Ilyushin Il-18/-20/-22 (Yefim Gordon & Dmitry Komissarov)

Other Sources

To be added.

See other operators of the Ilyushin Il-18 'Coot'

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