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

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 5/2/2011

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


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


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


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

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


Variants:
IL-40


IL-40P

IL-40K

IL-40T

IL-42

IL-102


Operators: