• Performance

    General Data

    Il-76MDK Kosmos (“Space”) is a modification of Il-76MD designed for training astronautsin conditions of short simulated weightlessness. In comparison with the baseline aircraft, this model has reinforced fuselage and wing structures, and its fuel and hydraulic systems have been modernized properly to ensure uninterrupted work in conditions of weightlessness. Walls and the ceiling of the cargo compartment are covered with soft non-combustible material, and the floor is supplied with sports mats.

    Main technical characteristics

    Dimensional characteristics
    Length, m 46,6
    Height, m 14,76
    Wingspan, m 50,5
    Wing area, sq. m. 300
    Fuselage diameter, m 4,8
    Power plant parameters
    Number x engine type 4 x turbojet engine
    D-30KP series 1, 2
    Top thrust (SI system, H=0), kgf 12 000
    Weight parameters
    Maximum takeoff weight, tons 190
    Maximum payload, tons 50
    Fuel tank capacity, l 109 500
    Aircraft performance
    Cruising speed, km/h 750–780
    Flight altitude, m 9 100–12 100
    Takeoff distance, m 1 700
    Landing distance, m 910
    Number of seats
    Crew, persons 5+1 laboratory air technician
    Specified life
    Calendar operating life, years 40
    Number of flights 10 000
    Number of flight hours, hr. 35 000
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