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IL-78 Midas Air-to-Air Refuelling / Transport Aircraft

Crew

Six

Capacity

138,000kg

Maiden Flight

26 June 1983

Introduced

1984

Number Built

53

Manufacturer

Ilyushin Aviation Complex

Operators

Russian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, Indian Air Force, Poeple's Liberation Army Air Force and Pakistani Air Force

Length

46.6m

Wingspan

50.5m

Height

14.76m

Wing Area

300m²

Fuselage Diameter

4.8m

Empty Weight

72,000kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

210,000kg

Maximum Payload

48,000kg

Fuselage Fuel Tank Capacity

2 × 22,964l

Useful Load

85,720kg

Type

Aviadvigatel D-30 KP turbofan

Number of Engines

Four

Maximum Take-Off Thrust

118kN each

Maximum Speed

850km/h

Range

7,300km

Service Ceiling

12,000m
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