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    George1

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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:31 pm

    Ilyushin-78M-90A (serial no.0201;bort no.78741) tanker aircraft prototype made its maiden flight on 19.01.18. Il-78M-90A took off from the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport earlier today.The flight lasted 30 mins & commences the flight test phase.





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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  Isos on Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:22 pm

    George1 wrote:Ilyushin-78M-90A (serial no.0201;bort no.78741) tanker aircraft prototype made its maiden flight on 19.01.18. Il-78M-90A took off from the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport earlier today.The flight lasted 30 mins & commences the flight test phase.




    It looks like it is more than just a refueling aircraft. It has equipement in the nose for detection and reco mission.
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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:06 pm

    The flight tests of the first sample of the refueling aircraft Il-78M-90A



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    Il-78M-90A tanker

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:35 pm

    Russia marks maiden flight of Il-78M-90A tanker
    http://www.janes.com/article/77387/russia-marks-maiden-flight-of-il-78m-90a-tanker

    Since the IAF already operates Il-78s, India may order some:
    With an eye on China, IAF sets out for a 3rd time to buy 6 tanker aircraft
    http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/with-eye-on-china-iaf-sets-out-to-buy-6-tanker-aircraft-for-the-third-time-118012600574_1.html

    IAF starts process for procuring six tanker aircraft
    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-starts-process-for-procuring-six-tanker-aircraft/articleshow/62654532.cms

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