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A Photo of a Russian IL-76 Ilyushin Aircraft at the Moscow National Airport.

North Pole Expedition 2002.
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Great photos of the Moscow Airport during our North Pole Expedition 2002.  This is a photo of a Russian IL-76 in Moscow.
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A great photo of the Moscow Airport during our North Pole Expedition 2002

Ilyushin 76 at the Moscow Airport 2002
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We stopped here to load our equipment on a An-74 but it was frozen in at Franz Joseph Land so we transferred to a Tu-134 and then flew to Norilsk.

This Ilyushin IL-76 is taking off from the Antarctic base camp.  Wing span 165' 8",   Length 152' 10 1/4",   Height 48' 5",   Wing area 3,229 sq. ft.,  Max take-off weight 374,785 lbs.,  Max speed 459 kts 528 mph.   Cursing speed 432 kts 497 mph.,   Take off speed 114 kts 131 mph.  Max altitude 50,850 feet,  Max Range with reserves 3,617 nm 4,163 miles.  Nato designation Candid.  This aircraft replaced the An-12






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