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    Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

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    George1

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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:20 pm

    The Ministry of Defense can buy a minimum of 14 Il-78M-90A tankers by 2027

    More on TASS:
    http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/5419818
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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  Hole on Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:38 pm

    Isn´t there already a contract for 39 or 40 planes?
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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:39 pm

    Hole wrote:Isn´t there already a contract for 39 or 40 planes?

    It had it's maiden flight this year, it is a little early for full production contracts.
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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  TheArmenian on Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:33 pm

    Hole wrote:Isn´t there already a contract for 39 or 40 planes?
    The order for 39 planes was for the cargo version.
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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:23 am

    TheArmenian wrote:
    Hole wrote:Isn´t there already a contract for 39 or 40 planes?
    The order for 39 planes was for the cargo version.

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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  franco on Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:52 am

    I believe the first 3 aircraft of that total were for testing. One for the 76-90, one for the 78-90 and one for the A-100. It has since been reduced from 39 due to escalating costs per unit.
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    Re: Refuelling Tankers for RuAF

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:15 am

    This plane could also become a tanker/transport:

    https://zen.yandex.ru/media/pilot1944awn/malenkaia-revoliuciia-v-rossiiskom-aviaprome-lainer-fregat-ekodjet-5b7aa27441e72700aaaf1ffc?&from=feed

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