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Ilyushin IL-112

Russia (2019)
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The in-development Ilyushin IL-112 military transport is intended for service with the Russian Air Force.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Ilyushin IL-112 Light-class Military Transport Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 6/18/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The Ilyushin Il-112 is being developed by Russian industry for the light transport market (namely military in its scope). The design phase of the program is being handled by the storied Ilyushin concern with manufacture to be headed by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association. The aircraft remains in development as of this writing (2017) with an estimated first-flight date to be had sometime in 2017 (delayed from 2011). The primary customer to date is the Russian Air Force where the Il-112 is to succeed the aging line of Antonov An-26 transports.

The Il-112 takes many proven qualities of existing light transports meant for short-field / rough-field operations and blends them in to an advanced modern design. The fuselage is well-rounded and sleek with a multi-windowed flight deck for excellent vision out of the cockpit (as well as towards each engine installation). The engine nacelles are underslung at each wing mainplane with the mainplanes themselves being shoulder-mounted to promote excellent inherent lift qualities. The empennage is dominated by a T-style tail unit with high-mounted stabilizers. The raised tail section also permits unfettered access to the cargo hold within the body of the airplane. The undercarriage is wholly wheeled and retractable while being designed for rough-field operation.

Internally, there will be an all-glass cockpit (complete with no fewer than six full-color LCD monitors detailing pertinent mission and performance information for the crew) and fully digital avionics suite. Systems and subsystems will promote operations in all-weather as well as day and low-light / night time environments while also able to operate in extreme cold weather regions.

As the finalized design stands, the aircraft will feature a crew of two and sport an overall length of 79.2 feet with a wingspan of 90.6 feet and a height of 29.1 feet. Its Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) is listed at 46,300 lb.

Power will be from 2 x Klimov TV7-117ST turboprop engines developing 3,500 horsepower each and driving six-bladed propeller units. Estimated performance specifications include a cruising speed of up to 300 miles per hour, a range out to 1,500 miles (with a 3.5 ton load) and a service ceiling up to 25,000 feet.

The standard production model will be designated Il-112V while the light transport model will be known as the Il-112VT. The Russian Air Force is committed to acquiring about seventy of the new aircraft.

May 2017 - A first-flight for a prototype Il-112 is now scheduled for late-2017.

July 2017 - The Il-112 prototype remains in final assembly at VASO in Voronezh. A first-flight is now scheduled for early 2018.

June 2018 - The first Il-112 nears completetion at its VASO manufacturing plant. The product is now a candidate for an unmanned aircraft program as well through an agreement signed with Kronstadt Group.

Any available statistics for the Ilyushin IL-112 Light-class Military Transport Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (360mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: Russia
Year: 2019
Type: Light-class Military Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Ilyushin / Voronezh Aircraft Production Association - Russia
Production: 1
Status: In-Development
Global Operators:
Russia (probable)
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Ilyushin IL-112 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
75.95 ft


Meters
23.15 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
84.48 ft


Meters
25.75 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
29.10 ft


Meters
8.87 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
22,046 lb


Kilograms
10,000 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
44,092 lb


Kilograms
20,000 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x Klimov TV7-117ST turboprop engines developing 3,500 horsepower each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
360 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
580 kph


Knots
313 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
3,107 mi


Kilometers
5,000 km


Nautical Miles
2,700 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
29,528 ft


Meters
9,000 m


Miles
5.59 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None. Cargo loads of up to 7,700lb estimated.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• IL-112 - Base Series Designation
• IL-112V - Initial production model