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4 Ilyushin Aircrafts: Strength And Endurance Tests

Ilyushin Aircrafts: Strength And Endurance Tests

Posted on March 13, 2014 by team


The creation of any plane is a long and complicated process, the result of the joint efforts of numerous departments and divisions. The aviation complex of Ilyushin includes many laboratories for aircraft testing. Structural tests are among the most important ones. Today we are going to see how and where such tests are done.

When static tests are done, a load is placed on plane components that exceeds the operating load by 1,5 times. The load on a wing during a flight can exceed 1000 tons. The operating load is actually equal to 67% of the design load, but actually such loads never occur during a flight.

A wing, as the most vulnerable part of the whole construction, is subject to testing with a load equal to 120% of the design load.

The Il-76TD plane you can see above was made in 1988, it logged 2500 hours and was finally given to the design bureau in 1994 for testing new engines, PS-90’s. No engines were mounted in the aircraft though, so instead it became a vehicle for endurance testing.

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4 Responses to “Ilyushin Aircrafts: Strength And Endurance Tests”

  1. Mario says:

    Many thanks for photos! Is that pictured at Khodynskoe Pole?

  2. Jean says:

    How about the procure for new planes, with the latest technology, modern engines, ergonomic layout, then you can have a lot of work for a lot of people.

  3. john says:

    Great posting, really interesting. thanks.

  4. Robert says:

    Il-76 is one of the most sexiest planes ever made:) Its awesome.
    Thanks for the pics.
    Norway.

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