5 Presenting Ilyushin Il-476

Presenting Ilyushin Il-476

Posted on January 24, 2012 by

The Ilyushin Il-476 is a transport aircraft. It is a modernized version of the Ilyushin Il-76. In 2009, they began production works and plan to carry out its first flight in 2012. They plan to launch mass production of the aircraft in Ulyanovsk (initially, they planned for mass production to begin in 2011). Russian Ministry of Defense is going to purchase several dozens of the Ilyushin Il-476 versions by 2020. Besides, they are going to design a new aircraft A-100 'Premier' on the Ilyushin Il-476 chassis.

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Rolling out the first Ilyushin Il-476 from a department of 'Aviastar' aircraft factory, Ulyanovsk, December, 15th, 2011.


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5 Responses to “Presenting Ilyushin Il-476”

  1. Daniel says:

    I’m sure that this will be a good rugged, reliable aircraft.

  2. Ham are sick, Al says:

    I note on some Russian planes there is a bombardier lookout in front of cockpits. What are their purposes?

    • jeffrey pigden says:

      As a bombardier station, nothing. It is an excellent vantage point in search & rescue and for photos.

    • ayaa says:

      I’m not the biggest fan of the Il-76, but that’s not a bombardier sight on the nose. It’s mainly used for navigation and to take reconnaissance pictures.

  3. Ben says:

    That’s alot of work that goes into these eh?

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