Ilyushin Il-106/PAK VTA
This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Ilyushin Il-106/PAK VTA|
|Primary user||Russian Air Force|
|Developed from||Ilyushin Il-106|
PAK VTA (Russian: ПАК ВТА, short for: Перспективный авиационный комплекс Военно-транспортной авиации, translit. Perspektivnyy aviatsionnyy kompleks Voyenno-transportnoy aviatsii, lit. ''Prospective Aviation Complex of Military Transport Aviation'') is the name of a Russian military program to propose a next-generation heavy Russian military transport aircraft, currently under development by Ilyushin. Ilyushin Il-106 will be its designation, not to be confused with the cancelled Ilyushin Il-106 of the nineties, although the later one is heavily based on the former aircraft.
Russia planned at first to build another variant, the PAK TA, a blended wing body project for a super-heavy transport plane with the goal of being able to fly at supersonic speed while carrying up to 200 tons of cargo, and partially using renewable electric energy. 80 PAK TA aircraft were supposed to be built by 2024.
In 2016 it was announced that the Il-106 designation would be re-used for the PAK TA project.
In December 2018, it was reported that the Russian military will instead focus on the PAK VTA, which will actually be a deeply updated version of the cancelled Ilyushin Il-106 transport aircraft of the 1990s. According to a interview with Nikolai Talikov, Chief Designer at Ilyushin Aviation Complex, this aircraft, dubbed the Il-106, is currently deep in development and will be updated with new avionics, engines, and other critical systems. The plane should be able to lift between 80 and 120 tons of payload, and the first flight is scheduled for 2024-2026.
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Rogoway, Tyler. "Russia Wants To Replace Its Giant An-124 Airlifters With Updated Decades-Old Design". The Drive. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
- "PAK VTA". www.globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
- Trimble, Stephen (8 September 2016). "Russia widens scope for future large military transport project". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
- Rogoway, Tyler. "Russia Wants To Replace Its Giant An-124 Airlifters With Updated Decades-Old Design". The Drive. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
- "Future Russian army could deploy anywhere in the world – in 7 hours". Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- "Look At This Ridiculous Russian Supersonic Cargo Plane Concept". Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- Короткая ссылка. ""Мы сделаем шаг вперёд": главный конструктор ПАО "Ил" о замене "Руслана" и модернизации транспортной авиации РФ — РТ на русском". Russian.rt.com. Retrieved 2018-12-30.