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Ilyushin IL-40 (Brawny) Experimental Ground-Attack Aircraft (1953)

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The Ilyushin IL-40 Brawny existed in only seven prototypes before the idea was dropped from contention.

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Specifications for the
Ilyushin IL-40 (Brawny)
Experimental Ground-Attack Aircraft

Focus Model: Ilyushin IL-40 (Brawny)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Ilyushin - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1953
Production: 7

Crew: 2

Length: 56.46 ft (17.21 m)
Width: 55.77 ft (17.00 m)
Height: 18.90ft (5.76 m)
Weight (Empty): 18,739 lb (8,500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 38,801 lb (17,600 kg)

Powerplant: 2 x Tumansky RD-9V turbojet engines delivering 7,170lbs of thrust each with afterburner.

Maximum Speed: 617 mph (993 kmh; 536 kts)
Maximum Range: 820 miles (1,320 km)
Service Ceiling: 38,058 ft (11,600 m; 7.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)

Armament Suite:
4 x 23mm AM-23 cannons in nose
1 x 23mm AM-23 cannon in remote-controlled rear turret emplacement.

Up to 3,100lbs of internal and external stores.