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    Il-76/476 Military Transports

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    Post  PapaDragon Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:09 pm

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    The Minister of Defense also said that it is necessary to start production of 20 new and modernized Il-76MD-90A aircraft per year, so that by 2030 their fleet will exceed 250 aircraft.

    In 2030, production will amount to 1/3 of what the USSR produced annually. Incredible collapse in relation to the times of the USSR.

    USSR had 3 times (or more) larger military than Russia
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    Post  GarryB Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:34 am

    At about 60 tons payload, the new models carry 1/3rd more anyway....

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    Post  PhSt Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:10 pm

    GarryB wrote:At about 60 tons payload, the new models carry 1/3rd more anyway....

    I'm not an engineer or aviation expert, so is an aircraft's carrying capacity based on the power of its engines? With a payload of 60 tons, the new Il-76MD-90A now has a bigger payload capacity than the Chinese Y-20
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:38 pm

    PhSt wrote:
    GarryB wrote:At about 60 tons payload, the new models carry 1/3rd more anyway....

    I'm not an engineer or aviation expert, so is an aircraft's carrying capacity based on the power of its engines? With a payload of 60 tons, the new Il-76MD-90A now has a bigger payload capacity than the Chinese Y-20
    Both the structure and the airframe pay a role.  

    The chineses built the Y20 with the aim to be a heavy transport plane able to carry  more than 60 tons (I believe I read somewhere 66tons mentioned). However till now it cannot fully fulfill its requirements because the available engines are not powerful enough  (and even the new Chinese engine developed for this aircraft is still not enough).

    The il-476 has instead engines potentially more powerful (and if I am not mistaken they are derated to 14.5 tons of takeoff thrust, against the 16 tons of the Tu204 version and 17.6 tons of the Il96-400 version) but probably is limited by the internal space (lenght, width (and height)) of the cargo hold).

    As an example the Y20 has a cargo hold width of 4m against 3.2m of the Il-76.

    That means that the Il-76MD-90A can carry a maximum heavier payload, but some payloads could be too wide to fit, while they could fit on the Y20.

    Of course it is not only a matter of internal space. The airframe needs to be able to carry an increased load, and I believe several structures were reinforced when going from the baseline il76 to the il-76MD-90A (AKA il-476).

    We discussed this quite a lot in the an124 and on the transport fleet threads.

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    Post  PhSt Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:39 pm

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    Post  GarryB Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:25 am

    Volume is always and issue and strength is too... even rated to 62 tons payload the current IL--476 has limits in terms of both weight and volume... a 3 ton item might simply not fit inside it, while a 62 ton tank might sit in the middle of the cargo bay with 80% of the internal volume unused.

    The design of a new aircraft is generally decided based on the loads it will likely carry... but once you have the aircraft in service obviously you would be bloody stupid to design ground vehicles you might want to move by air power that are too big to fit the aircraft hold space.

    A vehicle that is going to be 70 tons does not need to fit in an Il-76 or any variant of it, so if it is too wide to fit that is OK because it can't carry that weight anyway.

    The smaller the aircraft the more widely it will be used.... odds are the Il-276 will be made in much larger numbers than bigger transport types simply because it is more useful and cheaper.
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    Post  PhSt Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:37 pm

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    Post  mnztr Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:03 pm

    I did not realize the MD90A has a new composite wing. This is a huge commitment. Looks like they will spit out quite a few of these. Since they are building so many it makes sense to also go with the IL-106. They can share elements of the supply chain and if they can upgrade it to carry 2 T14 tanks that is the right size.

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    Post  George1 Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:51 am

    Flights of young crews of VTA on IL-76 in the Tver region

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    Post  owais.usmani Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:00 am

    Roscosmos Il-76 during zero G training maneuvers:

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    Post  LMFS Fri May 07, 2021 12:20 pm

    In Ulyanovsk, the new Il-76MD-90A is undergoing ground testing
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    Construction of a new Il-76MD-90A heavy transport aircraft (z/n 206) assembled using a stackless technology is being completed at the new production line of Aviastar-SP JSC. The aircraft is at the final stage of production in the extreme development station OS-30.

    At the end of April, the first roll-out of the vehicle was made for testing the fuel caisson of the wing and center section for tightness, the press service of the enterprise said.

    Transport, household and emergency rescue equipment has already been tested, removable equipment has been installed, the product has been leveled, flight navigation and radio communication equipment has been tested, and the fuselage has been tested for tightness.

    Thus, the first aircraft assembled in the new production line of assembly of the PLC-76, which was put into operation in October 2019, is in a high degree of readiness for subsequent transfer to flight tests. At the enterprise's flight test station, preparations are underway for ground testing of the aircraft, which, after completing the flight program, will join the BTA aviation regiment based in Ulyanovsk.

    Work on the installation of the PLC-76 line began at Aviastar-SP in the fall of 2016. The workshop where the line is installed has a length of 500 m and a width of 100 m. Its technological development will take place on the first three Il-76MD-90A aircraft (Nos. 206, 207 and 208). It is planned to start assembling 12 IL-76MD-90A aircraft per year by 2024.

    "Initially, it was assumed that the installation of the PLC-76 and debugging of the line would take about a year, but in reality we had to spend twice as much time. Car number 206 is being built for more than a year and a half. This is the first MTC IL-76MD-90A built this year. The plan for 2021 is for five aircraft of this type. At this rate of production, a maximum of four Il-76MD-90A aircraft will be built this year, " the editorial board of the Moscow region newspaper believes. «Zhukovsky news».

    https://aviation21.ru/v-ulyanovske-novyj-il-76md-90a-proxodit-nazemnye-otrabotki/

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    Post  PhSt Wed May 19, 2021 1:24 pm

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    Post  TMA1 Wed May 19, 2021 9:53 pm

    Now, with the new engines, it just looks so right! The most beautiful cargo carrier out there.
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    Post  LMFS Thu May 20, 2021 3:37 am

    Some info about the new serial production line at Ulyanovsk:

    https://aviation21.ru/pervyj-il-76md-90a-sobrannyj-po-besstapelnoj-texnologii-peredan-na-ispytaniya/

    The first car was designed to run on a cycle of 28 working days, which is the amount of time that needs to be spent at each station. For the second – 26 days, from the third-24 days, which will make it possible to produce 8 aircraft a year in the near future.

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:31 pm

    On June 10, 2021, the IL-76MD-90A aircraft with the tail number RF-78661 made its first flight in Ulyanovsk. The aircraft was built under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. This is the first heavy transport aircraft IL-76MD-90A (RA-78661), assembled on the new assembly line of the Ulyanovsk JSC "Aviastar-SP".
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    Post  George1 Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:00 pm

    The first Il-76MD-90A built in 2021

    Spotters report that on June 10, 2021, flight tests of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft with serial number 0206 (registration number RF-78661) began at the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny plant airfield complex.

    This is the first Il-76MD-90A aircraft of the new construction, taken into the air in 2021. It is interesting that there is no official information about the beginning of flight tests of this board.

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    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4334454.html

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    Post  George1 Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:24 am

    New Il-76MD-90A recieved?

    https://en.topwar.ru/185010-ministerstvo-oborony-poluchilo-novyj-voenno-transportnyj-samolet-il-76md-90a.html

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