|Type||Il-76T 'Candid-A'||Il-76TD 'Candid-?'|
|Engines||4*120kN Soloviev D-30KP|
|Maximum Load Range||?||2880km|
Similar in appearance to the U.S. C-141 but superior in many respects, the Il-76 is the main transport aircraft of the Soviet forces. It is also used by civil operators. The military version often has a tail gun turret and ECM equipment. It is a much-used platform for other missions, including the Il-78 'Midas' tanker and A-50 'Mainstay' AWACS aircraft.
A version of the Il-76 as a firefighting aircraft carrying 42000 liters of fire retardant also exists. Iraq development its own AWACS system, called 'Adnan', from the Il-76.
|Three photos (17k, 22k, 15k) from Bob Christ report about North Pole Skydiving Expeditions.|
|Modified January 25, 1996||Back to|