Aircraft Ilyushin Il-76

IL-76 (by NATO code: Candid - "direct, sincere") - Russian and Soviet military transport heavy aircraft, which was developed by the design bureau of Ilyushin. Serially manufactured in Uzbekistan, at the Tashkent Aviation Production Association them. V.P. Chkalov.

IL-76 is designed for landing personnel and transportation, cargo and equipment for different purposes. It is the first in the history of the Soviet Union military transport aircraft with turbojet engines. The aircraft is capable of delivering cargo of the largest mass 28 — 60 t at a distance of 3600 — 4200 km with a cruising speed of 770 — 800 km / h (the largest weight of the transported cargo and range of flight are related to the modification).

IL-76 photo

IL-76 photo

All cabins IL-76 sealed, allowing transport 167 (245 in the two-deck version) soldiers and provide emission 126 people paratroopers. The aircraft is capable of transporting the range of military equipment amphibious aircraft units and most of the equipment.

The size of the cargo compartment is 24,5 m long (of which 4,5 is on the ramp), the width is 3,45 m and the height is 3,4 m. The plane can take on board up to 90000 liters of fuel and cover the distance to 6700 km / h.

IL-76 Photo Salon

IL-76 Photo Salon

It is intended for operation on ground and concreted airfields with strength properties not less than 0,6 MPa. The takeoff takeoff length is 1500 — 2000 m, and when landing, the 930 — 1000 m.

The aircraft was designed according to the traditional for heavy transport aircraft according to the scheme of a single-body high-wing aircraft, having a swept wing and a single-chin T-shaped tail. The wing of the aircraft is trapezoidal with a fracture along the trailing edge. In line with the fourth chord, the swept wing is 25 degrees. Each half-wing has powerful mechanization and a five-section slat and two three-slot flaps. There is also a two-piece aileron and four brake flaps. The horizontal tail is located on the top of the T-shaped keel. On the keel there is a rudder with servo compensator and trimmer. The stabilizer is adjustable, with trimmer-trimmer and steering wheel.

IL-76 1 Photo Salon

IL-76 Photo Salon

The fuselage, round in cross section, is divided into hermetic cabs: the cockpit (at the top of the nose of the fuselage), under the cockpit, the navigator's cabin, the cockpit arrow of the aft gun mount with a pair of GSH-23L guns and the cargo cockpit (the cockpit of the navigator and pilots are not sealed, gun installation is only on the military versions of the aircraft). In front of the fuselage are two hatches. In the stern there is a cargo triple rear hatch. The landing of personnel can be carried out in four streams (two through the cargo hatch), but in practice this method is practically not used due to the frequent convergence of those landed in the air. The cargo cabin has two cargo winches, which are installed at the front bulkhead, four electric hoists (carrying capacity in 2,5 tons) and four subtraps, whose width varies. For the convenience of unloading and loading, the rear hoists can be pushed beyond the ramp threshold on the 5 m. The cargo compartment has rolling table tracks, which allows loading, unloading and landing of non-self-propelled mono-loads.

IL-76 photo booth

IL-76 photo booth

The power plant consists of four turbojet engines suspended on pylons under the wing. In the first production versions, the engines D-30KP, thrust 12000 kgf were installed. These engines enable the aircraft to fly in the 260 — 850 km / h speed range, which provides, on the one hand, convenient conditions for airborne landing, and on the other, greater speed at flight level. In the latest versions of the aircraft, the D-30KP engines were replaced by PS-90А-76, thrust 14500 (3300) kgf in cruising (take-off) mode.

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APU TA 6A located in front of the left landing gear fairing. Designed to provide power plane ≈208 B and B ~ 115, = 27 in the parking lot and to start the main engines with compressed air.

The history of the airplane

In late June, the MAP 1966 Soviet Ilyushin Design Bureau has given the task of creating a military transport machines Il-76. In February, the designer of 67 S. Ilyushin approved the technical proposal for designing the Il-76. In November of the same year the Council of Ministers adopted a decree on the early construction of the military transporter.


The main designer of the aircraft was appointed G. Novozhilova. Above the draft design work DA Leschiner. In May 69 was held mock-up committee. After approval of the layout began to build a prototype. At the meeting, management decided to start working in Moscow at the "Arrow". March 25 1971 year pilot E. Kuznetsov aircraft lifted into the air. And in May, at an air show in Le Bourget for the first time demonstrated the aircraft company. State tests conducted in the garrison Krechevitsy. That this was the first garrison, where he was accepted into service.

The first production model took off 5 May 73 years from the runway in the territory of the Tashkent aircraft plant. It also began to produce the first modification of the IL-76. Total mass production of the aircraft was built over 1000 100 about copies and exported to other countries. At the end of 80-ies it started construction of a new modification - IL-76MF / TF. And in August 95 year was made the first flight. As a result of this modification, the aircraft became more economical (in 15%) and increased the maximum range (in 20%). The first production of IL-76MF collected in March 2012 years.


Transporter responsible for the protection of the mobile gun system with two guns GS-23. With space shooter manages fire. The aircraft is equipped with two kinds of targeting: optical sighting station and radar sight "Krypton". For passive jamming meet four machine APP-50R ammunition LTC and to the total number of pieces 384.


The aircraft is unique in that it is possible to set different bomb. This is due to the transport structure. It contains 4 LPP-buil - balloon holders. The process of bombing completely installed system due Auto NKBP-7 and "Dome".

Existing and emerging aircraft modification

  1. IL-76 - the first production model.

  2. IL-76M - increased load capacity, strengthened fuselage.

  3. IL-76MGA - modification for civilian traffic.

  4. IL-76T - a civilian freighter.

  5. IL-76MD - modification with increased payload and range.

  6. IL-76TD - the long-range transport aircraft. Increased performance payload and range.

  7. A-50 - designed for long-range radar detection and control.

  8. A-60 - from the modified IL-76MD. Designed for a flying laboratory work, having tried as a carrier of laser weapons.

  9. IL-76KT - built for training activities for astronauts in weightlessness.

  10. IL-78 - tanker aircraft.

  11. IL-76MD "Scalpel" - a special development for the air hospital. I had aboard 3 medmodulya.

  12. IL-76PS - search and rescue aircraft.

  13. IL-76TD "Antarctica" - modification of IL-76TD for flights to Antarctica and the Arctic.

  14. IL-78M - modified.

  15. IL-76PP - used as a jammer.

  16. IL-76MDK "Cosmos" - reinforced the aircraft for deeper training astronauts.

  17. IL-78MK - convertible aircraft. Able to simultaneously serve as refueling and landing troops.

  18. IL-76P - designed to extinguish fires.

  19. IL-76LL - letlaboratoriya new engines.

  20. IL-76MD - fire option.

  21. IL-76SK - modified by the CPSU.

  22. IL-76MF - modified IL-76MD.

  23. IL-78MK-90 - engines modified for economy class PS-90A-76.

  24. IL-76TF - modified IL-76MF.

  25. IL-76MDM - Far modernized aircraft.

  26. IL-76MD-90 - modification of apparatus IL-76MD.

  27. IL-76TD-90VD - civil aircraft type. Modernised with IL-76TD.

  28. IL-76TD-90SW - civil version for Azerbaijani airlines.

  29. IL-76 «Baghdad» -1 - aviamashina Iraqi Air Force AWACS.

  30. IL-76 «Adnan» -2 - modified under the radar locator Tiger.

  31. KJ-2000 - AWACS aircraft from China.

IL-76 engines

The characteristics of the IL-76:

  • Length: 46,6m

  • Wingspan: 50,5m

  • Wing area: 300kv.m.

  • The highest take-off weight: 210t

  • Empty weight: 88500kg

  • Capacity: up to 60t

  • The volume of fuel: 109000l

  • Echelon speed: 780 — 850km / h

  • Distance flight:

  • with cargo 60t: 4000km <

  • with cargo 48t: 5500km

  • with cargo 40t: 6500km

  • Crew: 5 people.

  • The number of Marines on board: 126

  • Length of cargo cabin: 24,54m

  • Width of cargo cabin: 3,45m

  • The height of the cargo compartment: 3,4m

  • The volume of cargo cabin: 321kv.m.

  • Resource aircraft: 30000 hours / 10000 landings / 30 years

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