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    Il-76/476 Military Transports

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    Il-76/476 Military Transports - Page 13 Empty Re: Il-76/476 Military Transports

    Post  GarryB Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:39 am

    This is a good aircraft. I think in far away future Russia needs to make the Slon to replace An-124 and perhaps a twin engine with PD-35 to replace Il-76 in most uses. But this may be over a decade away.

    The Soviets had three medium and heavy transports... the Il-76 was the medium transport and was very popular, while the heavy transports were the An-22 and the An-124 and both were very useful and popular.

    Russia needs three planes in those categories too, the Il-476 has a long future ahead of it including new engines further down the track to make it even better, but they need two planes to replace the An-124... a smaller lighter cheaper plane in the An-22 class... only current contender known is the Il-106 which would be ideal with two PD-35s... the Il-96 could also be adapted with two PD-35s for similar long range use as an airliner and cargo carrier, but the Il-106 has ramp access for vehicles and makes more sense for now.

    The Slon with four PD-35s would be in a higher weight class than the An-124 with a likely payload of 170-180 tons, but both the Il-106 and Slon are both waiting for the PD-35 to get into serial production before they can get into production themselves.

    When PD-35s are available in sufficient numbers re-engining An-124s shouldn't be the first priority, unless it is a twin PD-35 arrangement for an An-124 light that has a payload capacity reduced to 90-100 tons as a gap filler... a cheaper to operate lighter aircraft.

    The Tu-204 and Tu-214 really only need a new more efficient engine to be every bit as good as any western type, and producing them might make the Tu-330 variant of these aircrafts an interesting addition to the Russian transport fleet... 35 tons payload aircraft would be useful to take up the slack as An-12s retire.

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    Il-76/476 Military Transports - Page 13 Empty Re: Il-76/476 Military Transports

    Post  George1 Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:48 pm

    Thus, to date, the Aviastar-SP plant has built a total of 16 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft.

    In May 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation renegotiated thewith Aviastar-SP JSC a contract for the supply of Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft. Under the new conditions, under the old contract of 2012, the plant will now deliver a total of 13 Il-76MD-90A aircraft (of which 12 have been built so far), and from 2021 a new contract for the supply until 2028 of 14 such aircraft.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4581030.html


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