Ilyushin IL-76 ‘Candid’

Developed in the late 1960’s to replace turboprop Antonov An-12 and made its first flight on 25 March 1971. Originally designed for and delivered to military customers, but many since converted for civil use. Low rate production continues. Total delivered: 850+.

Specifications: IL-76TD
Accommodation: 7 + 140 (troops)
Cargo/baggage: 50,000 kg (110,230lb)
Max Speed: MO.77 (441 kt: 817 km/h)
Range: 1,970 nm (3,650 km)

Wingspan: 50.5 m (165 ft 8 in)
Length: 46.6 m (152 ft 11 in)
Height: 14.8 m (48 ft 6 in)

High/swept wing with slight anhedral; four Aviadvigatel D-30 turbofans;rear loading ramp/door; T-tail with sweptback tail surfaces; tricycle landing gear retracting into large side fairings.