Iljuschin / Ilyushin Il-76

Transport Aircraft

Iljuschin / Ilyushin Il-76TD, Turkmenistan Airlines, EZ-F426, c/n 1033418609 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Ilyushin Il-76 is a four-engine heavy transport aircraft developed by the Soviet design bureau Ilyushin OKB, today JSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex, Russia. The Il-76 is in operation with both military and civil operators.
The Il-76 formed also the basis of the Soviet/Russian AWACS platform Beriev A-50 Shmel and the Chinese AWACS platform KJ-2000. The Il-76 is also used as an airborne tanker, designated Il-78.
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelSoloviev D-30KP
Engine Power (each)117,7 kN26460 lbf
Speed800 km/h432 kts
  497 mph
Service Ceiling13.000 m42.651 ft
Range4.200 km2.268 NM
2.610 mi.
Empty Weight89.000 kg196.211 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight190.000 kg418.878 lbs
Wing Span50,50 m165 ft 8 in
Wing Area300,0 m3229 ft
Length46,59 m152 ft 10 in
Height14,76 m48 ft 5 in
First Flight25.03.1971
Production Statusin production
Total Production>850
NATO CodeCandid Mainstay
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