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A Photo of the Russian Ilyushin IL-76 Airplane loading up at the South Pole.

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Whether a North Pole expedition or a South Pole expedition, you will see an Ilyushin IL-76.
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Whether a North Pole expedition or a South Pole expedition,
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Ilyushin 76 on the South Pole
Photo by Curtis Lieber

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I'm bouncing around here But here is another photo of the South Pole Expedition by Curtis Lieber Showing the IL-76.

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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