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 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