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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 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.
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