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How IL-76 turned into a bomber

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New issue of weekly program about Russian weapons "Military Acceptance" is dedicated to the legendary transport aircraft Il-76. From the time of its first flight to the present day, this aircraft has set 25 world records both in altitude and speed, and in the jumps of fighters of the Airborne Troops. Nobody has managed to beat most of these records so far.


On the basis of the IL-76 created fire extinguishing aircraft, air fuel tankers IL-78, A-50 airborne early warning systems and its modifications, the carrier of the experimental combat laser A-60.

Today IL will also become a bomber. The aircraft has external suspension points that can carry bombs in caliber up to 250 kg. The Il-76 itself is armed only with a twin gun GS-23 caliber 23 mm. Although its significance is drying up, it still remains in service with Elah.

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  1. Rostislav
    Rostislav April 17 2018 15: 18
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    What, however, versatile developed IL turned out!
    A low bow to the designers, both those who created and modernized it.
    1. iouris
      iouris April 22 2018 11: 40
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      Fake news. Almost all USSR aircraft designed for the BTA had the option of suspending bombs. Practice has shown that this function is redundant, like defensive weapons.
      The most extreme solution is the installation of the GS-72 aircraft gun on the An-23 and the possibility of suspension of NURSs. This can be attributed to departmental perversions.
  2. NF68
    NF68 April 17 2018 16: 59
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    And to whom is it so necessary? Such IL-76 can only be used against the Papuans. And while holding on to a height to which the Papuans will not be able to throw coconuts or pineapples.
    1. Skifotavr
      Skifotavr April 21 2018 15: 52
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      Quote: NF68
      And to whom is it so necessary? Such IL-76 can only be used against the Papuans. And while holding on to a height to which the Papuans will not be able to throw coconuts or pineapples.

      All Soviet tactical military transport aircraft have the ability to carry under the wing and accurately drop air bombs. In the event of a major war, this can come in handy. But the "Papuans" in local conflicts sometimes throw bombs directly from the cargo compartments of transporters, pushing them with their feet. By the way, thanks to various similar foresight, the USSR won the war with Germany.wink
      1. NF68
        NF68 April 22 2018 15: 27
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        [/ quote] Incidentally, thanks to various similar forethoughts, the USSR won the war with Germany.wink[/ Quote]

        The USSR defeated Germany primarily because the combined military and economic potential of the OSI countries was significantly inferior to the combined military and economic potential of the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition.
        1. Skifotavr
          Skifotavr April 24 2018 22: 55
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          The USSR defeated Germany primarily because the combined military and economic potential of the OSI countries was significantly inferior to the combined military and economic potential of the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition.
          I have not heard more cynical nonsense. Although I have no doubt that in your textbooks this is what they write. But Ukrainian or Baltic I generally scared to open.
          1. NF68
            NF68 April 25 2018 16: 53
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            Quote: Skifotavr
            The USSR defeated Germany primarily because the combined military and economic potential of the OSI countries was significantly inferior to the combined military and economic potential of the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition.
            I have not heard more cynical nonsense. Although I have no doubt that in your textbooks this is what they write. But Ukrainian or Baltic I generally scared to open.


            I studied in Soviet textbooks. And I used to carefully study the sources that were available in the Soviet Socialist Republic in the 70-80s. But try yourself to carefully look at least at least volume No. 8 from the multi-volume edition (in 12 volumes)
            History of the Second World War 1939–1945 where it is indicated that the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition, including the USSR, during the WWII, significantly exceeded the Axis countries in the number of military equipment and equipment released. And only then with a smart look write about nonsense and everything corresponding to it.

            http://militera.lib.ru/h/12/index.html
            1. Skifotavr
              Skifotavr 8 May 2018 00: 03
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              Quote: NF68
              I studied in Soviet textbooks. And I used to carefully study the sources that were available in the Soviet Socialist Republic in the 70-80s. But try yourself to carefully look at least at least volume No. 8 from the multi-volume edition (in 12 volumes)
              History of the Second World War 1939–1945 where it is indicated that the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition, including the USSR, during the WWII, significantly exceeded the Axis countries in the number of military equipment and equipment released. And only then with a smart look write about nonsense and everything corresponding to it.

              Do not be cunning. I do not dispute the fact that the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition far exceeded the Axis countries in the number of military equipment and equipment released. That's just why Germany lost? The truth is that only the USSR fought seriously against Germany, and it was precisely in the war against the USSR that fascist Germany abandoned all its resources and was exhausted. And the so-called aid for lending to the West was not really help, but the sale of used and outdated military junk, with the help of which they were incredibly rich - here you have allies.
              1. NF68
                NF68 8 May 2018 16: 13
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                Do not be cunning. I do not dispute the fact that the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition far exceeded the Axis countries in the number of military equipment and equipment released. That's just why Germany lost? The truth is that only the USSR fought seriously against Germany, and it was precisely in the war against the USSR that fascist Germany abandoned all its resources and was exhausted. And the so-called aid for lending to the West was not really help, but the sale of used and outdated military junk, with the help of which they were incredibly rich - here you have allies.


                During WWII, the USSR destroyed about 75% of German ground forces, about 50% of German aircraft, but the British carried the main burden on the sea - they destroyed about 600 German submarines while the USSR destroyed only 25 German submarines. During WWII, the USA considered the confrontation with Germany a priority and used approximately 60% of the capacities of its defense industry — this was more than the entire defense industry of the USSR. Without US assistance, BI could not have been fighting in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean already in the second half of 1941. As for the resources that Germany spent on the confrontation with the USSR, these were far from all the resources of Germany and Europe occupied by it, since the Germans could not leave without due attention the British metropolis and the USA, which actively helped the BI. As a result, Germany, long before the attack on the USSR, had to devote great resources to conducting military operations with the USA and the BI, and after the attack on the USSR, the Germans also had to strain hard not only on the Eastern Front, but also in the Atlantic and strengthen air defense in Western Europe:

                Not a big addition related to issues of providing the German military industry with the necessary materials. This can be judged by the table which indicates how many materials were allocated to meet the needs of the ground forces, the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine for the first quarter of 1942.

                Unfortunately, the table is far from complete. It does not contain data on molybdenum, tungsten, nickel and other materials.



                When compiling this table, the author of the book used archival documents (OKW / WiRüAmt / Ro II, Überblick über Rüstungsmaßnahmen v. 3.1.1942, BA-MA, RW 19 / 1922.). This table does not include the needs of transport units, the reserve of the Wehrmacht and a number of other departments to which not a significant amount of materials was allocated.

                Allocation of materials for Kriegsmarine for the 1-quarter of 1943 of the year



                Source: Guntram Schulze-Wegener Die deutsche Kriegsmarine Rüstung 1942-1945 (Armament of the German Navy in the 1942-1945's)
          2. Tomato
            Tomato 4 May 2018 17: 39
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            What is cynicism, and what is nonsense? More.
            1. Skifotavr
              Skifotavr 8 May 2018 00: 05
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              Quote: Tomatoes
              What is cynicism, and what is nonsense? More.

              Wrote above.
    2. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr April 21 2018 16: 04
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      Quote: NF68
      And to whom is it so necessary?

      In the film, the commander says why such an opportunity is provided. For example, for shooting, before landing paratroopers. Of course, not a high-explosive bomb is dropped, but with smoke.

      By the way, the AN-26 also has fixtures for the 4 bombs. I myself observed the discharge of light bombs over Kabul
      1. NF68
        NF68 April 23 2018 20: 51
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        Quote: Bad_gr
        Quote: NF68
        And to whom is it so necessary?

        In the film, the commander says why such an opportunity is provided. For example, for shooting, before landing paratroopers. Of course, not a high-explosive bomb is dropped, but with smoke.

        By the way, the AN-26 also has fixtures for the 4 bombs. I myself observed the discharge of light bombs over Kabul


        IL-76 itself is a very good target. If you use it over the territory where there is a little air defense, then losing this IL-76 will be easier than a steamed turnip. His business is the transportation of goods. So let him transport them.
        1. Skifotavr
          Skifotavr April 24 2018 23: 03
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          Quote: NF68
          The IL-76 itself is a very good target. If you use it over the territory where there is a little air defense, then losing this IL-76 will be easier than a steamed turnip.
          Yes, you, my friend, a genius! laughing
          1. NF68
            NF68 April 25 2018 16: 54
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            Quote: Skifotavr
            Yes, you, my friend, a genius!


            But what about. And even fat sometimes eat what I have to admit to you.
            1. Skifotavr
              Skifotavr 7 May 2018 23: 48
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              Do not forget about the vodka. Beer without vodka - money down the drain. wink
              1. NF68
                NF68 8 May 2018 15: 51
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                Quote: Skifotavr
                Do not forget about the vodka. Beer without vodka - money down the drain. wink


                I do not like to drink beer with a vodka. It is better to drink separately or beer or a vodka.
  3. NIKNN
    NIKNN April 17 2018 18: 06
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    How IL-76 turned into a bomber

    Pat that il ...? It’s not too early yet ..., the variable wing geometry, cruising supersonic, and hypersonic missiles remain, then the car will be good Work guys, work. The homeland is waiting for your exploits ..., but damn, I forgot about stealth technology ... but do not forget about the landing, you create the BTA ...
    1. Lex.
      Lex. April 17 2018 19: 33
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      On a diet, first plant it too full for high speeds
      1. sabakina
        sabakina April 18 2018 22: 35
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        Quote: Lex.
        On a diet, first plant it too full for high speeds

        Peks, do you want to experience what IL-76 is capable of?
        1. Lex.
          Lex. April 19 2018 13: 43
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          I know what IL-76 is capable of, which means you want to say that there is a Tu-160 for super sound
  4. Indifferent
    Indifferent April 18 2018 14: 03
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    You can always attach a saddle to a cow! Sorry for the cow!
  5. seacap
    seacap April 18 2018 22: 30
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    Quote: Lex.
    On a diet, first plant it too full for high speeds

    But to Amerov’s C 130 how old, the modification with guns to directly support the AC-130U has been successfully used since the Vietnam War. There is nothing unusual in this, so that before landing on an object, the site should be cleaned of what has not yet been cleaned up, otherwise the 23 mm guns will obviously not be enough for Ganship.
    1. shura7782
      shura7782 April 19 2018 04: 58
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      Quote: seacap
      Quote: Lex.
      On a diet, first plant it too full for high speeds

      ...... There is nothing unusual in this, so that before landing on an object, we clean the site from what we have not cleaned up yet .......

      Are you serious?
      At least they put a smiley after these lines, otherwise it turned out stupid.
      1. Lex.
        Lex. April 19 2018 07: 48
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        Do you seriously want to disperse the IL-76 to the top of the sound is not given sarcasm
        1. Skifotavr
          Skifotavr 8 May 2018 00: 13
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          .... Madhouse ...
    2. Lex.
      Lex. April 19 2018 07: 47
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      An-12 could also be modernized and produced
    3. NF68
      NF68 April 25 2018 17: 17
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      Quote: seacap
      Quote: Lex.
      On a diet, first plant it too full for high speeds

      But to Amerov’s C 130 how old, the modification with guns to directly support the AC-130U has been successfully used since the Vietnam War. There is nothing unusual in this, so that before landing on an object, the site should be cleaned of what has not yet been cleaned up, otherwise the 23 mm guns will obviously not be enough for Ganship.


      And how many Americans lost these C-130s there? If he flies at low altitude, it is difficult to miss shooting at him. You can even get from RPGs.
  6. shura7782
    shura7782 April 19 2018 04: 50
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    How IL-76 turned into a bomber
    The author, is it that the news on the military forum or the number of articles in this way increase? Remember - these are ordinary aviation routines. Soon they will write here that the author went to work by car, and we will pick up this "news" and discuss it.
    Do not fade !!!
  7. cosmonaut
    cosmonaut April 21 2018 15: 27
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    about guns and about suspension for bombs on IL 76 I heard about 20 years ago
  8. 22 dmdc
    22 dmdc April 21 2018 15: 34
    +1
    For carpet bombing it is enough to open the ramp and slightly lift up Il’s nose.
    1. NF68
      NF68 April 25 2018 17: 19
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      Quote: 22 dmdc
      For carpet bombing it is enough to open the ramp and slightly lift up Il’s nose.


      Better yet, do not do all this and use transport aircraft for their intended purpose.
  9. nikoliski
    nikoliski April 27 2018 01: 01
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    The An-124 Ruslan has conveyer belts for delivering goods and a winch inside the cargo compartment, so that if you want to take up hundreds of tons of bombs with you, carpet bombing is just for you, if you just pour them out, here’s the point, if each they will have glonass guidance, here’s a strategic bomber if you drop 50 X-55 nuclear warheads instead of bombs (with a rocket mass of not more than 1300 kg and Ruslan’s maximum carrying capacity of 150 tons, he will leave them to the target)
  10. Tomato
    Tomato 4 May 2018 17: 42
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    There will be many jokes and sarcasm on the topic. But the World War does not start, but to drop a heavy thermobaric bomb .... sorry - bunpu, which Islamists in mountain caves can handle.
  11. Vanguard2000
    Vanguard2000 15 July 2019 11: 25
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    Near the Migalovo airfield where the Il-76 is based, there is a repair and technical base (object 12 of the GUMO) on the territory of which there are two storage facilities, one operating, I assume there are about 100 nuclear bombs there!