Talk:Ilyushin Il-78

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Ilyushin Il-78 verification needed[edit]

The serial # provided for verification turned up one of them. But it's not with the US Navy. 09:01, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Its a company that intends to get contracts to do Air to Air refuelling training Hudicourt 23:25, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

The Source I found with IL-78 performance (Ilyushin Il-76, Russia's Versatile Airlifter) actually gives an empty weight of 92 tons for the Il-78. However, it also gives a fuel capacity of 138 tons, which added to the Empty weight gives a take-off weight of 230 tons, 20 tons above its MTOW of 210 tons. That is why I assumed a type and listed 72 tons as empty weight, which may be wrong and needs to be verified from other sourcesHudicourt 23:38, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Ilyushin Il-78 bought from Uzbekistan[edit]

Someone added that India purchased its Il-78s from Uzbekistan, as thought the Government or the Air Force of Uzbekistan had sold them to India. In fact, they were purchased brand new from the factory, which happens to be in Uzbekistan, so that mention could be added to all new Il-78 and Il-76 purchases

PAF buying Ilyushin Il-78 from Ukraine[edit]

The following Forum contains the translation of an interview given to the Press by the chief of the PAF. I wonder if the PAF will upgrade their IL-78 with PS-90 engines? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hudicourt (talkcontribs) 20:17, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

This article states that Pakistan's version of the IL-78 is called the IL-78MP. The -M version have 210 tonne MTOGW and are dedicated tankers. The cargo doors were removed and there is no way to remove the three cabin fuel tanks. The earlier versions of the IL-78s had cargo doors, two removable cabin fuel tanks and a lower of MTOGW 190 tonnes. I found pictures of all three PAF IL-78 being used as IL-76s freighter or strategic aircraft before being sold to Pakistan. All three had cargo doors and all were originally built as pre-M IL-78s PAF R9-001 is S/N built around 1986-1987 as an IL-78, original registration CCCP-76742, later converted to IL-76MD, with Ukraine Air Force registration UR-76742 PAF R10-002 is S/N built around 1986-1987 as an IL-78, original registration CCCP-76760, later converted to IL-76MD, and with Ukraine Air Force registration UR-76730 PAF R10-003 is S/N, built around 1985-1986 as an IL-78, original registration CCCP-76675, later Ukraine Air Force UR-76675. I do no think they are 210 tonne -M versions. Hudicourt (talk) 20:29, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Just a question for someone who might know, did'nt Boeing aircraft get involved in or was trying to get involved with the building of this aircraft? "buzz"  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:36, 8 October 2012 (UTC) 

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