Intercepted by A-7Es of VA-27 near their carrier USS Coral Sea over the Arabian Sea. The Soviet equivalent of the P-3 Orion, derived from the Il-18, the Il-38 was only built in modest numbers. Photo from: US Navy / National Naval Aviation Museum
Twin-engined land based bomber design constructed 1941-1943. This example of the 'Betty' is believed to have crash landed approx. 1944 and was recovered from Baba airfield Indonesia. It is displayed in 'as found' condition. Some reports quote its fin serial as 370.
This 'Betty' is another of the unique aeroplanes to be seen at the super Planes of Fame museum. This example was built in Nagoya Works No.3 during April 1942 and had likely crash landed sometime before mid-1944 and finally recovered from Babo Airfield, Indonesia in 1991. This wreck is the only complete 'survivor' on display of 2,435 of all variants produced.