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gadeshi

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This is a dediacted topic for the subject aircraft and its derivatives (except for Il-78 Midas and A-50 AWACS that need separate topics).
Please add all the related info here.

A photo to start - Flying test bed Il-76MD with new PD-14 engine (for MTA, MS-21/Yak-242 and the others):




And newly built Il-76MD-90A (Il-476):

 

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Cross-posting from a very old post:

Ilyushin-76LL 'Flying Laboratory'
Ilyushin-76LL 'Flying Laboratory'

Beginning in the late 1970s, a total of five Il-76s was converted for use as engine testbeds and designated "Il-76LL", the "LL" standing for "letauschchaya laboritoriya (flying laboratory)", a suffix commonly given to Soviet test and trials machines. They were fitted with engineering workstations and a modified electrical system to provide power for the test gear, and generally had twin heat exchangers on the left fuselage behind the wing. In most pictures of Il-76LLs, the engine under test was mounted on the left inboard engine pylon. The Il-76LLs tested a wide range of engines, including turboprops, propfans, and turbofans, such as the big Lotarev D-18T high-bypass turbofan.

This is the very modification of the Il-76 that was used to test the Kaveri.

Some images of this aeroplane being used to test various engines:









 

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The Ilyushin-76 was also built at Tashkent, Uzbek SSR. The factory, named after Chkalov, was relocated to Tashkent during WWII, and used to be the largest aviation factory in Central Asia, and one of the largest in the world. That factory has gone bankrupt after the collapse of the USSR. Some Ilyushin-78s (variant of Ilyushin-76) bought by India were made at this facility.



Uzbekistan Mourns the Closure of its Aerospace Industry
 

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Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) production line on Aviastar-SP facility (Ulianovsk):
 

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so in short or laymans terms what is the diffrence between existing IL-76 with indi9a and this new IL-76MD-90A ?
 

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so in short or laymans terms what is the diffrence between existing IL-76 with indi9a and this new IL-76MD-90A ?
1 - All digital production and design documentation and engineering environment.
2 - All new engines (PS-90A instead of D-30KP-2).
3 - Modernized wing with better lifting ability and ready to carry longer and wider fuzelage (for Il-76MF project for VDV).
4 - All new digital avionics, navigation and targetting systems.
 

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1 - All digital production and design documentation and engineering environment.
2 - All new engines (PS-90A instead of D-30KP-2).
3 - Modernized wing with better lifting ability and ready to carry longer and wider fuzelage (for Il-76MF project for VDV).
4 - All new digital avionics, navigation and targetting systems.
well i meant was how much more tonnage it can carry with respect to in compititon with likes of boeing c-17
 

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Il-76 and C-17 are different cargo class planes.
It can cary 50 tons apon 76 tons (max) and 56 tons (standard) for C-17.
 

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Il-76 and C-17 are different cargo class planes.
It can cary 50 tons apon 76 tons (max) and 56 tons (standard) for C-17.
sorry to keep you bothering respected sir but if IAF wants to go for a few heavy lift cargo jets what should be best option this new version of IL76-MD-90A or C-17 if the standard requirement is of say 50-55 tonne ?
 

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