Ramps could be added; it won't cost $Ms to remove avionics; they r a lot more expensive to operate than smaller prop. planes, even for China; only a fraction of IL-76s in storage can be made flight worthy, & other planes must be cannibalized to do it.Hole wrote:A-50 doesn´t have a cargo ramp.
And why spend millions to remove electronics from a plane if there are more than enough Il-76 parked at airfields which could be brought back for much less money?
They could save more $ by making a twin engine variant & use it to haul 20-30T until (& if) the IL-276 comes, & possibly longer.
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