Ilyushin Il-76 Candid
The Ilyushin Il-76 has been the most important transport aircraft in the Russian Air Force inventory since the 1970s. Production has restarted after a two-decade hiatus on an updated version of a type that has also served as a tanker, early warning platform and civilian freighter, among other duties. Piotr Butowski examines the type’s history.
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the modernisation of another Ilyushin Il-76MD-M strategic transport, which will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence in the near future
THE RUSSIAN Air Force’s Voenno- Transportnaya...