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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Poland - Aircraft on Stamps -

Hello,   a follow up last night piece.  perhaps you will enjoy seeing this stamp.  Also suggest  for  more detail read the aircraft on stamps blog.  

This is the high value 5 zloty value and shows the steel mills and again the Ilyushin Il-12. A dramatic image of the landscape. It strikes me as somewhat Gotham city like.

Some aircraft trivia:  I  have written in my other blog about an aircraft called the Lisunov Li-2 

Well there is a connection,  because the Il-12 was developed as a replacement for the Lisunov Li-2.  Initially it was planned to be a 4 engine 29 seater but this was changed to a two engine 27 seater configuration with the result it had a shorter range and slower cruising speed. It made its maiden flight in August 1945.  Ultimately there were various design and engine changes and a total of 663 were built, many used by Aeroflot as one might expect..

And the connection to Poland?  The first export customer for the Il-12 was LOT Polish Airlines, who placed an order for five Il-12Bs after it was displayed at the Poznan Fair in Poland in the spring of 1948.

See you next time    Michael …. or visit my online store    where I have  some interesting aviation related


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