In 1990, thirty-one of the large Soviet-built IL-76 transport planes belonged to the Iraqi airline's fleet. The original of our model was one of them. It belonged to the series of further developed IL-76MD planes, offering another two metric tons of take-off weight. When they invaded Iraq in 2003, the US soldiers did not find a single one of this once proud fleet at Baghdad airport. At the moment, Iraqi Airways is history, which is why the limited edition of 3,000 models is released as part of the Yesterday Series.