Todays aircraft on stamps is an llyushin II 14P from Poland. One of a series of 11 issued in 1957. It is shown flying over Krakow.

The Il-14 was developed as a replacement for the Douglas DC-3 and its Soviet built version, the Lisunov Li-2. It was a development of the earlier Ilyushin Il-12, (that first flew in 1945), The Il-14 was intended for use in both military and civil applications.

The Il-12 was developed into the Il-14 which was supposedly a vast improvement, with a new wing and a broader tailfin. It was powered by two 1,400 kW (1,900 hp) Shvetsov ASh-82T-7 radial piston engines

Total production of the Il-14 was 1,112. Of these 203 were the -14P manufactured under licence in Czechoslavakia between 1955 and 1960. 12 or more were used by the Polish Air Force

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have a great weekend…………….. Michael

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