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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Maiden Flight: 1 August 1995
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$30 million
Also Known As: Candid, Il-76, Il-76M, Il-76MD and Il-76MD-90
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Ilyushin Aviaton Complex
Parent System: Il-76
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Maiden Flight: 25 March 1971
Total Production: 964
Family Members: Il-476, Il-76MD-M, Il-76TF, Il-78M-90A and Il-78MK
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Description: The Ilyushin Il-76 is a medium military transport/cargo aircraft originally designed to provide support to the Soviet Army replacing the turboprop powered An-12. Dubbed Candid by NATO, has been suggested as the Soviet counterpart to the United States Air Force C-141 Starlifter cargo aircraft. The Il-76 was also developed to meet the requirements of civil cargo transport requirements. Originally, it was powered by four D-30KP turbofan engines which have been replaced in subsequent versions by the PS-90/PS-90AN fuel efficient engine. A rear ramp allows for rapid loading/off-loading of cargo, equipment and/or personnel. Many Il-76 aircraft versions have been produced for military customers (Il-76, Il-76M, Il-76MD and Il-76MF) and civil customers (Il-76TD, Il-76TD-90 and Il-76TF). The Il-78 dubbed 'Midas' is a version developed to play as a tanker aircraft (Il-78M and Il-78MK) and introduced in 1987. The Il-76 project was launched in the late 1960s and the maiden flight was carried out on March 25, 1971. Series production started in 1975. The Il-76 military transport aircraft were provided with two 23mm GSh-23L guns in the tail and require a seven-man aircrew.

The first Il-76 military transport aircraft entered service in 1975 and was replaced in the production line by the improved Il-76M. The Il-76MD is a modified version of Il-76M with the main structural elements such as frame and landing gear strengthened to increase the maximum take-off gross weight and payload. Originally, the Il-76MD was powered by four D-30KP turbofan engines rated at 12,000 kg/26,000-lb of thrust each which currently are being replaced by the more efficient PS-90A-76. The Il-76MD aircraft took to the skies on July 23, 1983.

The Il-76MF military transport aircraft is a modified version of Il-76MD featuring an enlarged fuselage, a new auxiliary power unit, modern avionics and PS-90A-76 fuel efficient turbojet engines each rated at 16,000kg/35,000-lb of thrust. In addition, the Il-76MF only requires a crew of five-man compared to seven-man in early models. Ilyushin Aviation Complex carried out the maiden flight on August 1, 1995. The mission range assigned to the Il-76 military transport aircraft includes: transportation of personnel; cargo; weapons; equipment; medical evacuation; and airdrop of airborne troops, equipment and cargo.

The IL-76MD-90 is a version of Il-76MD powered by more powerful PS-90A-76 turbofans, each rated at 35,000-lb, providing a maximum combined thrust of 140,000-lb at takeoff. The Il-76MD-90 increases the cruise speed from 750 kph to 850 kph compared with the D-30KP powered Il-76MD. Takeoff and landing run distances are shortened for the PS-90-A76 powered Il-76MD and the flight performance gets improved as well. The Russian Air Force expects to take delivery of 12 upgraded Il-76MD-90 airplanes before 2010. The upgraded versions of the Il-76 and An-124 aircraft will form the basis of the Russian strategic airlift capacity through 2030-2040 timeframe.

Il-76MF Applications

Support Aircraft A-50 KJ-2000

Il-76MF Specifications

Crew: 5
Number of Engines: 4
Troops: 140
Wing Area: 300 square meter (3,229 square foot)
Fuselage Diameter: 4.80 meter
Height: 14.3 meter (47 foot)
Length: 53 meter (175 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 51 meter (166 foot)
Ceiling: 12,000 meter (39,370 foot)
Landing Run Distance: 990 meter
Max Range: 6,300 kilometer (3,402 nautical mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 1,800 meter
Cruise Speed: 850 kph (528 mph)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 109,500 liter
Cargo: 60 ton
Empty Weight: 100 ton (220,459 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 141,000 pound (63,958 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 210 ton (462,963 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Il-76MF News

There are 12 news between
5 Mar 2004 and 25 Feb 2018
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Sunday, February 25, 2018Russia Developing Airborne Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon System
Sunday, June 25, 2017Russian Air Force to Get New Yermak Strategic Transport Aircraft by 2024
Monday, August 22, 2016Russian Air Force A-100 Premier to Make Maiden Flight in 2018
Wednesday, January 13, 2016Undisclosed Asian Customer Orders up to 15 Il-76 Transport Aircraft
Monday, October 31, 2011First A-50U Upgraded AWACS Aircraft Enters Service with Russian Air Force
Thursday, November 4, 2010India Takes Delivery of Third A-50EI AWACS Aircraft from Russia
Monday, August 2, 2010Kaveri Fighter Aircraft Engine Being Developed with Aid from Russia
Wednesday, August 5, 2009Russian Air Force Outlines Future Force Structure by 2020-2025
Thursday, May 28, 2009Indian Air Force Introduces First A-50EI AWACS Aircraft
Wednesday, April 25, 2007BMD-4 Performs First Air Drop from an Il-76M

Operators & Related Equipment

China has ordered 34 Il-76 transports and 8 Il-78M tanker aircraft from Russia with deliveries due between 2006 and 2011.
First aircraft ordered in April 1985
Aug 2009119all variants
Potential purchase released in September 2008

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