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Ilyushin Il-76

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Il-76 heavy transport aircraft loading army stores Country of origin: USSR.

Type: Heavy duty/long-haul military transport.

Powerplant: Four Soloviev D-30KP-1 turbofans of 12,000 kg each.

Capacity: 225 paratroopers or 40 tonnes freight, wheeled or tracked armoured vehicles etc.

Armament: Twin 23 mm cannon in tail turret.

Maximum take off weight: 170,000 kg.

Maximum cruise speed: 850 kmph (528 mph).

Maximum range (with reserves): 6700 km.

Service ceiling: 15,700m (51,500 ft.).

Il-76 taking off from Leh airfield in Ladakh
Il-76  flying past one of the world's most famous monuments, The Taj Mahal
Il-76 taking off