|Wing Load (kg/m2)||585|
|Ceiling||11,000 to 13,000 m|
|Cabin size LxWxH||?x3.49x2.12m3|
|Seats||up to 198|
Original Il-62 was sharply criticized for its operational economy, and in 1970 new version was announced. New D-30KU turbofan provided not only 12% fuel economy, but also more thrust. New aircraft was designated Il-62M-200 (or just Il-62M), it became more competitive with Western types. It is capable to carry 60% more payload than its predecessor.
Engines upgrade was not the only modification. Extra 5,000l fuel tank was installed in the tailfin. Clamshell-type thrust reversers were introduced on the outer engines. Rearrangement of passenger cabins allowed to accommodate up to 198 passengers in the economy-only configuration. Automatically-controlled container baggage system was introduced. Navigational and radio equipment was upgraded, and Category 2 automatic flight control system by Category 3 one.
In June 1975 Il-62M performed over-the-Pole flight Moscow-Seattle. It holds also some performance records(?).
|Il-62MK with strengthened wing|
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