The IL-76 entered service with the former Soviet air force in 1974.
With a rear loading ramp, roof-mounted gantry crane and onboard winches and hoists to assist loading oversized / bulk cargo,
which allows the aircraft to be virtually self - supporting and less reliant on sophisticated handling equipment, the IL-76 is
truly the most versatile and cost-effective freighter in the 45 ton category.
The wings are high-mounted, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips and a slight negative slant. Four turbofan engines are
mounted on pylons under and extending beyond wings’ leading edges. The fuselage is long, round, and tapering to the rear,
featuring a rounded nose with radome on the chin.
The bottom portion of nose glassed-in. The tail flats are swept-back, tapered, and high-mounted on a swept-back, with the
tapered tail fin forming a T.
|Ilyushin IL-76 Principal Characteristics
|Cargo cabin capacity
|Max cruising speed
||750 - 800 kmp/h
|Cargo Door Size (H x W)
||228 x 213 cms
|Main Deck Dimensions (L x W x H)
||24.5 x 3.4 x 3.4 m
|Max Take-off Weight