Royal Jordanian Air Force / سلاح الجو الملكي الأردني

Ilyushin

Il-76

Royal Jordanian Air Force

Ilyushin

Il-76

Royal Jordanian Air Force

Ilyushin

Il-76

The Ilyushin Il-76 (NATO reporting name: Candid) is a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union’s Ilyushin design bureau.
It was first planned as a commercial freighter in 1967, as a replacement for the Antonov An-12.
It was designed to deliver heavy machinery to remote, poorly served areas.

Military versions of the Il-76 have been widely used in Europe, Asia and Africa, including use as an aerial refueling tanker or command center.

The Il-76 has seen extensive service as a commercial freighter for ramp-delivered cargo, especially for outsized or heavy items unable to be otherwise carried.
It has also been used as an emergency response transport for civilian evacuations as well as for humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the world.
Because of its ability to operate from unpaved runways, it has been useful in undeveloped areas.
Specialized models have also been produced for aerial firefighting and zero-G training.

The Ilyushin Il-76 (NATO reporting name: Candid) is a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union’s Ilyushin design bureau.

Military versions of the Il-76 have been widely used in Europe, Asia and Africa, including use as an aerial refueling tanker or command center.

The Il-76 has seen extensive service as a commercial freighter for ramp-delivered cargo, especially for outsized or heavy items unable to be otherwise carried.
Specialized models have also been produced for aerial firefighting and zero-G training.

Version: MF

Stretched military version with a 6.6 m longer fuselage, PS-90 engines, maximum takeoff weight of 210 tonnes and a lift capability of 60 tonnes.

First flew in 1995, not built in series so far, just built for Jordan.

Source & more info: wikipedia.org

Last updated: 10 august 2019

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