|BOMBER||Virtual Aircraft Museum / USSR / Russia / Ilyushin|
The first Soviet jet bomber, a conventional design that was abandoned in favour of the simpler IL-28. The Il-22 had a rather fat fuselage of circular cross-section, and an unswept wing with four jet engines underneath.
Vahe David Demirjian, e-mail, 22.08.2020 PROTARD
The Il-22 was a bomber, not a cargo plane. The specifications table has the bombload listed (2000-3000 kg of bombs).
Vahe David Demirjian, e-mail, 22.08.2020 Cardinal Sin
The Il-22 design is actually very similar to the unbuilt Heinkel He 343 four-engine jet bomber of World War II. After the Red Army entered Vienna, it overran the Heinkel factory and captured many project documents for the He 343; Ilyushin may have used the He 343 as the template basis for the Il-22.