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DB-4/Il-4 Postwar Use by SSR
Wed Jan 1, 2014 19:33

Can anyone comment on the use of the Ilyushin Il-4/DB-4 during the immediate post war years, including the camoflage schemes? They were not officially stricken off record until 1952. Sources say they were used for a variety of roles, including coastal watch, training, geographic surveys, communications and reconnaissance. Some were even used in torpedo bomber units. I have not seen many photos of any such Il-4's, and they all show overall olive green (or grey); can anyone share information on the color schemes employed by these Il-4's? Did they ever appear in bare metail post 1945, or overall gray?

Thank you in advance for any information.

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