Cutaway Thursday: Ilyushin IL-76MF “Candid”

Apologies to reader but I’ve been a little overwhelmed with other (read personal) things over the past few weeks. Anyway this week’s cutaway is Ilyushin’s IL-76 (NATO codenamed “Candid”).

The Candid first flew 2 days ago in 1971 and is the primary tactical transport aircraft for Russian military forces. Quite a few Candids were involved in moving Russian forces to Crimea and continues to support Russian forces in theater.

IL-76 CutawayYou can learn more about the IL-76 here.

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4 Comments

Filed under Aeronautical Engineering, Airplanes

4 responses to “Cutaway Thursday: Ilyushin IL-76MF “Candid”

  1. So close to the C-141 Starlifter that, for moment, I thought you had made a mistake. Which came first, the chicken or the egg, comrade?

  2. Bill Brandt

    The Russians sure know how to make transports. I think they have always loved big planes since the 1930s.

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Bill Brandt

    There was one Boeing prototype whose jets were on the top of the fuselage, like Micky Mouse ears. While that prototype was siting in Tuscon at Davis-Monthan, the Russians IIRC came out with their version

  4. Steve

    Hooray, Cutaway Thursdays have resumed! Hope everything on your end in order, Spill.

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