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Product 476

Posted on June 11, 2013 by team

Heavy military and transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A is a deeply modernized version of a well-proven Il-76MD. It is intended for international transportation of military forces, heavy equipment, loads and airlift delivery.

The aircraft can transport all range of military equipment and arms applied by airborne troops of Russia. It can also be used for transportation of the injured and fire extinguishing.

This aircraft can be called a leader among all other aircrafts having capacity of 40-50 tons.

Compared to Il-76MD this version of the aircraft has a modernized on-board equipment and systems and the construction of the vehicle itself.

Maximum load has been increased to 52 tons (compared to 48 tons of Il-76MD). Maximu takeoff weight has risen to 210 tons (190). The aircraft represents a cantilever monoplane with a high position of the wing and four engines mounted on the wing and on the pylon and a T-shaped tail.

In the rear part of the fuselage is a loading entrance for equipment and airlift delivery.

The new flight and navigation system, the system of automatic control, the system of communication and the “glass” cockpit meet all requirements for aircrafts avionics and make flights more safe, landing and naviagetion – more precise.

The aircraft has more advanced engines, a sturdy undercarriage and a modified wing which altogether enhance the operational capabilities of the aircraft.

The engine is being installed.

The aircraft can land and take off from unpaved and concrete airfields and perform flights at any time of the day over land and water areas.

The new modified wing.


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7 Responses to “Product 476”

  1. Apu Gupta says:

    nice! are those new engines?

  2. RB says:

    no espresso machine? Russian aircraft are always impressive,I wonder what the thrust is in each engine?

  3. Jerry says:

    Top quality photos; excellent craftsmanship on that plane. Noticed the toilet is in a conspicuous place; wouldn’t feel good squatting there!! Wonder what all can be done through the glass in the “cone.” The cockpit is advanced by Russian standards, but still sparse looking… What really gets my attention is that funky glossy teal paint that seems to be everywhere. WHY?

    • Mummeli says:

      Irritating isnt it? Someone once explained it to me, that it had to do with an psycholical study, made decades ago, that the color made pilots more relaxed, or some such nonsense.

      For me, it’s just irritating, but seems a norm for russians.

      Same goes for their reluctancy for letting go of the engineer, navigator and radio-operator.

  4. bob says:

    A lot left to be desired in that cockpit.

  5. Hansjörg says:

    But they still need more crew than the 2 pilots. Western planes have only 2 pilots.

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