IL-76 (Ilyushin 76)

The Ilyushin Il-76 (NATO reporting name: Candid) is a multi-purpose four-engined strategic airlifter designed by the Ilyushin design bureau. It was first planned as a commercial freighter in 1967. Intended as a replacement for the Antonov An-12, the Il-76 was designed for delivering heavy machinery to remote, poorly serviced areas of the USSR. Military versions of the Il-76 have seen widespread use in Europe, Asia and Africa, including use as an airborne refueling tanker or as a command center.

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Loading Information

Size of cargo cabin
Length with ramp = 24.54 m
Width = 3.45 m
Height = 3.4 m

Maximum useful load
45 t (50t)


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