• Performance

    General Data

    Il-78MKI is a modification of the Il-78 manufactured for Indian air forces.

    The aircraft is designed for refueling in the air of up to three different types of aircraft. Refueling can take place in daytime and nighttime and in poor visibility conditions. The aircraft may be used for ground refueling of up to four other aircraft at a time.

    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 210
    Maximum payload (freight version), tons 48
    Fuel tank capacity, l 109 500 wing tanks        42 800 fuselage tanks
    Fuel delivered (takeoff from IVPP?)
    Fueling limit for distance of 1,000 km, tons 74
    Fueling limit for distance of 2,000 km, tons 56
    Fueling limit for distance of 3,000 km, tons 40
    Aircraft performance
    Cruising speed, km/h 750 (440-600 with refueling)
    Flight altitude, m 9 100 - 12 100
    Takeoff distance, m 2 200
    Landing distance, m 1 000
    Number of seats
    Crew, persons 6
    Specified life
    Calendar operating life, years 30
    Number of flights 10 000
    Number of flight hours, hr. 30 000
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