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Ilyushin IL-112

Russia (2019)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Ilyushin IL-112 Light-class Military Transport Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 3/9/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

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

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.
Ilyushin IL-112 Specifications
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Year: 2019
Status: In-Development
Type: Light-class Military Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Ilyushin / Voronezh Aircraft Production Association - Russia
Production: 1
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 75.95 ft (23.15 m)
Width: 84.48 ft (25.75 m)
Height: 29.10 ft (8.87 m)
Empty Weight: 22,046 lb (10,000 kg)
MTOW: 44,092 lb (20,000 kg)

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

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 360 mph (580 kph; 313 kts)
Maximum Range: 3,107 mi (5,000 km; 2,700 nm)
Service Ceiling: 29,528 ft (9,000 m; 5.59 mi)


Operators List
Russia (probable)

Series Model Variants
• IL-112 - Base Series Designation
• IL-112V - Initial production model