• Performance

    General Data

    The Il-78 aircraft has been developed on the basis of the Il-76MD and is designed to refuel in the air long-range aircraft and frontline aviation during daytime and nighttime, andin conditions of poor visibility, in order to widen their operational range. TheIl-78 may be used for transporting fuel to the maneuvering airfield and refueling aircrafton the ground.

    The cargo compartment contains two fuel tanks. With the help of three unified suspended-type refueling devices (UPAZ) installed under outer wing panels and in the aft part of the fuselage, the transmission of fuel from fuselage tanks and wing boxes is possible.

    If necessary, the aircraftcan be refitted under field conditions as a transportation plane for carrying military personnel, equipment, cargoand ill/wounded people.

    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 2
    Top thrust (SI system, H=0), kgf 12 000
    Weight parameters
    Maximum takeoff weight, tons 190
    Fuel tank capacity, l 109 500 wing tanks      
    36 000 fuselage tanks
    Fuel delivered (takeoff from IVPP)
    Fueling limit for distance of 1,000 km, tons 69.2
    Fueling limit for distance of 2,000 km, tons 50
    Fueling limit for distance of 2,500 km, tons 20.7
    Aircraft performance
    Cruising speed, km/h 750 (440-600 with refueling)
    Flight altitude, m 12 100
    Takeoff distance, m 1 700
    Landing distance, m 930
    Number of seats
    Crew, persons 6
    Specified life
    Calendar operating life, years 35
    Number of flights 6 000
    Number of flight hours, hr. 8 000