Russia Keen To Supply Modernized Version of IL-76 Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
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Russia Keen To Supply Modernized Version of IL-76 Strategic Military Transport Aircraft

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The Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A is a multi-purpose, fixed-wing, four-engine turbofan strategic military transport aircraft designed to transport and airdrop military equipment, personnel, and cargo. It is a modernized version  of the Il-76, which was designed by the Soviets. The Il-76MD-90A is made in Russia with domestically sourced components. 

The Il-76MD-90A has a 30-year lifespan and can log up to 30,000 flying hours. It has a new engine and an improved wing. The aircraft can be converted into an ambulance or fire-fighting version. 

Crew: 5

Capacity: Il-76MD-90A 60,000 kg (132,277 lb)

Length: 46.59 m (152 ft 10 in)

Wingspan: 50.5 m (165 ft 8 in)

Height: 14.76 m (48 ft 5 in)

Wing area: 300 m2 (3,200 sq ft)

Empty weight: 92,500 kg (203,928 lb)

Max take-off weight: 190,000 kg (418,878 lb)

Powerplant: 4 × Soloviev D-30KP turbofans, 117.7 kN (26,500 lbf) thrust each

Performance

Maximum speed: 900 km/h (560 mph, 490 kn)

Maximum speed: Mach 0.82

Range: 4,400 km (2,700 mi, 2,400 nmi) Il-76MD/TD with 52,000 kg (114,640 lb) payload.

Ferry range: 9,300 km (5,800 mi, 5,000 nmi) Il-76MD-90A with no payload.

Take-Off Distance: 1,500–2,000 meters (4921 to 6561 feet)

Landing Distance: 930–1,000 meters (3051 to 3281 feet)

Service ceiling: 13,000 m (43,000 ft)

Thrust/weight: 0.252

Minimum landing run: 450 m (1,476 ft) with thrust reversers

Armament

Guns: 2× 23 mm cannon in radar-directed manned turret at base of tail

Bombs: Some military models have 2 hardpoints under each outer wing capable of supporting 500 kg bombs.




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