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Rivalry of military transport aircraft of the United States and Russia

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On June 1, 2015, Russia celebrated the next Military Transport Day aviation (BTA). This year, transport aviation, which makes a huge contribution to ensuring the country's defense, has turned 84 years old. For a long history of its existence, military transport aircraft have overcome a long way of development, having done a huge amount of work on the transfer of troops and cargo. Nowadays, not a single operation, not a single exercise, can do without military transport aviation. And now, in the framework of the sudden inspection of troops, which began on September 7, and bringing the three airborne units of Russia into combat readiness, BTA aircraft were used. To transfer airborne groups of Ulyanovsk and Ivanovo paratroopers from the airfields "Severny" (Ivanovo) and "Vostochny" (Ulyanovsk) to the Astrakhan region by military transport aircraft Il-76 made more than 40 sorties.


Today, long-standing rivalry between the United States and Russia (in the past, the USSR) continues to exist in military transport aviation. In this case, the rivalry is primarily among the giant planes, which are able to throw the largest number of tons and cubic meters of various cargoes through the air. This rivalry began to unwind after the end of the Second World War. The Cold War urged the arms race, which contributed to the emergence of new unique military transport aircraft, which regularly updated world records in range, payload and flight speed.

"Race of records"

Since 1963, the palm in military transport has been held by the Americans. The lead aircraft was the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, which was able to lift up to 29 tons of various cargoes into the sky. However, in 1969, the Soviet Union intercepted the palm. The An-22 Antey transport aircraft (Russian Air Force continues to use at least 5 airplanes of this type) beat the American not only in terms of payload — 60 tons, but also in overall dimensions; this was the first wide-body aircraft of military transport aviation.

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter


The USSR held the lead until 1971, when a new American transport aircraft created by Lockheed engineers entered the arena. It was a true heavyweight C-5A Galaxy. This aircraft managed to increase the capacity record by 1,5 times, bringing it to 93 tons. Galaxy S-5A was also built on a wide-body scheme. In its cargo compartment could easily accommodate 6 UH-64A Apache helicopters or 2 tank M1 "Abrams", as well as up to 270 soldiers with weapons. The payload of the transporter in the C-5B version reached 122 kg.

For long 11 years, this aircraft, which still remains in service with the US Air Force, did not let anyone near and close to it, remaining the largest cargo plane in the world. However, in 1982, it was again managed to press the Antonov Design Bureau, in which the An-124 Ruslan was created. Until now, it is “Ruslan” that holds the palm among all the military transport aircraft of the world. The car was first shown to the public in May 1985, at the XXVI Aerospace Show in Le Bourget. Even then, the Western press dubbed the new transport aircraft "Russian miracle." But they presented to the American company Lockheed that they tried to prove to the journalists that the characteristics of An-124, indicated in the advertisements, might not be true, since no one had seen Ruslan in the present case.

In order to refute these rumors, in July 1985, An-124 began setting one world record after another. In just two weeks, we managed to register the 21 record, which was achieved on this unique machine. The most phenomenal of these was the lifting of 171,219 tons of cargo to a height of 10750 meters. Prior to this, the world's best military transport aircraft, the Lockheed C-5, raised only 111,416 tons to 2000 meters. After a series of these records, the controversy about the possibilities of the new Soviet transport worker came to naught. And in 1987, the aircraft managed to beat the distance record of the non-stop flight on a closed route, which had previously been established by the US strategic bomber B-52 and was 18 245,5 km. An-124 "Ruslan" managed to fly along the borders of the USSR almost 2 thousands of kilometers more - 20 151 km. At the same time, the take-off weight of the aircraft reached a record value - 455 tons.

An-22


After the An-124, which has unique characteristics, was mastered in the air force units, the crews of military transport aviation also began to set records. So, December 1 1990 of the year began round-the-world flight of the aircraft from the 235-th military transport aviation regiment, the duration of the flight was 72 hours 16 minutes of flight time. During this time, the aircraft traveled 50 005 kilometers along the following route: Australia (Melbourne) - South Pole - North Pole - Australia with intermediate landings in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Morocco (Casablanca) and the USSR (Vozdvizhenka). As part of this single flight, "Ruslan" managed by military pilots was able to set 7 world records for flight speed.

An-124 "Ruslan" and IL-76

Currently, the IL-76 and An-124 “Ruslan” aircraft are the real workhorses of the BTA of Russia. The Russian Air Force has X-NUMX An-10 “Ruslan” aircraft, which from 124 to 2010 have undergone a major overhaul repair at Aviastar-SP CJSC in Ulyanovsk. At the same time, the country's Air Force still has at least 2015 such aircraft, which, if necessary, can be brought into a state of airworthiness. An-10 and in 124 year after 2015 year after the first flight, remains a real aviation mastodon and a symbol of the greatness of the Russian Air Force.

The An-124 “Ruslan” aircraft was built according to the aerodynamic design of a four-engine turbojet high-wing aircraft with swept wings and one-fin plumage. The aircraft was equipped with D-18T aircraft engines manufactured by Motor Sich JSC. It has two decks: the lower deck is a cargo deck, the upper deck is a crew cabin, a cabin of a changeable crew, and also a cabin for accompanying people - up to 21 person. The total volume of the giant's cargo compartment is nearly 1050 cubic meters.



The aircraft received a unique multi-rack chassis, which is equipped with 24 wheels and allows you to use this heavy machine even from unpaved runways, as well as change the parking ground clearance and angle of the aircraft fuselage, which is intended to facilitate the process of loading and unloading.

An-124 "Ruslan" is equipped with loading and unloading equipment, as well as on-board mobile cranes (BOD) with a total carrying capacity of up to 20 tons and mooring equipment. Without a special permit on the plane it is allowed to transport mono-loads weighing up to 50 tons. The transport aircraft has a centralized system for filling under pressure through the 4 filling points, which are located in the left and right gondolas of the main landing gear. In addition, it is possible to refuel by gravity using two filler ports, which are located on the upper parts of the right and left wing consoles.

The aircraft has a sealed cargo compartment and landing transport equipment (landing is allowed only by landing method). The aircraft is able to carry up to 440 paratroopers or 880 soldiers with full gear. At the same time, "Ruslan" is a unique aircraft, but not without flaws. One of them includes the impossibility of landing parachute method. The tests carried out back in 1989, with the dropping of dummies from an aircraft, parachutists were forced to abandon this idea and impose a restriction on the landing of people by parachute method, which is caused by the aerodynamic factors of the model. This is not surprising, because the An-124 "Ruslan" was originally created for transportation to the launch site of space and strategic missiles, as well as elements of launchers, and not for the landing of people. Total from 1984 to 2004. An 55 124 was released.



Flight performance of the An-124-100 "Ruslan":

Overall dimensions: length - 69,1 meter, height - 21,08 m, wing span - 73,3 m, wing area - 628 м2.
Maximum take-off weight - 392 000 kg.
Fuel weight in internal fuel tanks (maximum) - 212 350 kg.
Load capacity - 120 000 kg.
The power plant - 4TRDD D-18T, 4x229,85 kN.
Maximum speed - 865 km / h.
Cruising speed - 800-850 km / h.
Practical range - 4800 km.
Practical ceiling - 11 600 m.
Assigned resource - 50 000 flight hours, 45 years.
Crew - 8 people, including two operators of loading and unloading.

An-124 "Ruslan" - an outstanding machine, but their total number in the composition of the BTA of Russia is small. The main machine of the domestic military transport aircraft is the IL-76 and its modifications. Russian Air Force uses about 140 aircraft of this type. In addition, up to 2020, the military transport aviation of Russia should receive 39 airplanes of the latest IL-76MD-90А (IL-476) aircraft in the transport version, excluding tankers and airborne aircraft. As of June, two serial IL-2015MD-76As were built by 90.



IL-76 - Soviet and Russian military transport heavy aircraft, designed by Ilyushin Design Bureau. The first flight of the plane made 25 March 1971 of the year. It was serially produced in Uzbekistan at the Chkalov Tashkent Aviation Production Association, and further production was transferred to Ulyanovsk to the Aviastar-SP enterprise. The aircraft was designed according to the traditional for heavy transport aircraft scheme of a single-body high-wing aircraft, which has a swept wing and a T-shaped one-quilting tail.

The Il-76 transport aircraft is intended for landing personnel and transporting cargo and equipment for various purposes. IL-76 became the first in the history of the USSR military transport aircraft with turbojet engines. The transporter is able to carry loads of 28-60 tonnes over a distance of 3600-4200 kilometers with a cruising speed of 770-800 km / h. Flight range and the largest weight of the transported cargo depend on the aircraft modifications. IL-76 is designed to operate from both concrete and unpaved airfields. The length of the take-off of the aircraft during take-off is 1500-2000 meters, while the landing run is 930-1000 meters. For comparison, for An-124, these figures are 2700 and 1750 meters, respectively.

All the cabins of the Il-76 transport aircraft were made airtight, which allows 167 soldiers to be transported by air (245 in double-decks) or to drop 126 paratroopers. The aircraft is able to transport by air the entire range of airborne combat equipment, as well as most of the equipment of the Russian ground forces. For the entire production time, at least 950 aircraft of this type were built.



During the 1979-1989 war in Afghanistan, the Il-76 proved to be the most efficient transport aircraft that could operate in the enemy’s air defense zone. It accounted for 90% of all shipments of manpower and equipment, with only two aircraft lost. The aircraft had a huge operational reserve, and its real characteristics seriously surpass those stated in LTH. Back in 1975, the plane was ordered not to take on more than 40 tons of cargo, but he managed to set a series of impressive records, ignoring this requirement. So, in July of the 1975 of the year, the Il-76 production aircraft was able to reach an altitude of 11 875 meters with a cargo of 70 121 kg on board. On the same day, the average speed of flight was set on a closed route - 857,657 km / h with a cargo of 70 tons on the route in 1000 km. In total, the 76 world records were set on the IL-25.

Flight technical characteristics of IL-76T:

Overall dimensions: length - 46,59 m, height - 14,76 m, wing span - 50,5 m, wing area - 300 m 2.
Maximum take-off weight - 170 000 kg.
Fuel weight in internal fuel tanks (maximum) - 109 480 kg.
Load capacity - 43400 - 47000 kg.
The power plant is 4TRDD D-30KP, 4x12000 kgf.
Maximum speed - 850 km / h.
Cruising speed - 750-800 km / h.
Practical flight range - 3000 km (maximum load).
Practical ceiling - 12 000 m.
Crew - 6 / 7 people, including two flight operators.

C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III

C-5 Galaxy is a strategic military transport aircraft developed by Lockheed. In many ways, the car was a response to the An-22 aircraft that appeared earlier in the USSR. The first flight of the new American transporter made 30 June 1968 of the year. It was produced serially from 1968 to 1989 year, a total of 131 aircraft was released, several dozen vehicles of this type still serve in the US Air Force. The plane was created in a hurry, at that moment Lockheed experts could not assume that the high rate of creation of this aircraft would limit its transport capabilities, and the installation of short-life engines would exclude the possibility of using the aircraft in private airlines. As a result, in 1980, this transport was thoroughly refined.



The C-5 Galaxy (Galaxy) military transport aircraft is a high-profile classic aircraft with a free-carrying caisson-type wing and a T-shaped single-fin tail. The aircraft fuselage is made in the shape of a semi-monocoque. The plane has two decks. In front of the fuselage above the cargo compartment is the cabin of the crew, there is also the 15 cabin for the rest of the rest of the crew of the aircraft, as well as the persons accompanying the cargo and equipment. At the rear is a cabin that can accommodate up to 75 people. The cargo part of the aircraft is equipped with two hatches. The front is a rising up the nose of the aircraft, and the rear is represented by two side flaps. In the front part of the board on the left side there are doors for the crew and passengers, and in the rear part - for service passengers.

The typical loading of the first aircraft of the C-5 version was the following: 2 of the M60 tank; tank M60, 2 multipurpose helicopter UH-1 "Iroquois" and 5 armored personnel carriers M-113; 16х0,75-ton cars; 10 Pershing missiles of the ground-to-ground class with launchers and tractors. In addition, in the cargo cabin of the aircraft it was possible to arrange up to 270 people, but if necessary, the aircraft could take on board up to 345 soldiers and officers. As soon as the US Air Force received the C-5A aircraft, they were used in almost all military operations. In 1990, the C-5 Galaxy took part in a military operation called “Desert Shield”. The aircraft created the largest ever “air bridge” in the history, transporting 513 000 tons of payloads and 482 000 military personnel by air.



Flight specifications of the C-5B:

Overall dimensions: length - 75,54 m, height - 19,85 m, wing span - 67,88 m, wing area - 575,98 m 2.
Maximum take-off weight - 379 657 kg.
Fuel weight in internal fuel tanks (maximum) - 150815 kg.
Load capacity - 122 470 kg.
Powerplant - 4TRDD General Electric TF39-GE-1C, 4x191,27 kN.
Maximum speed - 932 km / h.
Cruising speed - 919 km / h.
Practical flight range - 4400 km (maximum load).
Practical ceiling - 10 600 m.
Crew - 7 people, including two flight operators.

The most modern military transport aircraft in the US Air Force is a product of Boing. This is a plane Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. The plane made its first flight 15 September 1991 of the year, in 1993, its operation began in the army. The machine was serially produced from 1991 to 2015 years, all were released 256 aircraft, some of them went to export. The aircraft was developed as a replacement for the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter. If the C-5B is close to the An-124 "Ruslan", then in comparing airplanes of the same class and purpose, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III can be put on a par with the Russian IL-76.



The strategic military transport aircraft of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is in service with the USAF, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and India air forces. It is intended for transportation of personnel, various cargoes and dropping cargo from an airplane. The aircraft was created according to the classical aerodynamic scheme, high-winged aircraft with a T-shaped single-quill tail.

The aircraft’s fuselage is of the semi-monocoque type; it has an upwardly sloping tail section with two aerodynamic crests underneath. In the cargo compartment there is a rear loading ramp on which you can place loads weighing up to 18 tons. The ramp is composed of 4-x sections and is hydraulically driven. The installation angle of the ramp depends on the equipment loaded on board the aircraft. The Boeing C-17 aircraft cargo handling equipment includes rail guides and a roller conveyor.



The cabin size of this military transport aircraft is designed to transport one M1А1 tank, M2 "Bradley" infantry fighting vehicles, 45 tons of trucks, SUVs (3 vehicles in a row), up to three attack helicopters AN-64 "Apache", 155-mm ACS, up to 18 463L freight containers. The aircraft has 54 folding non-removable seats that are designed for personnel. In addition, the installation of additional seats (48 pieces), which are stored on board the aircraft. There are mounts for 12 stretcher in the form of racks located along the sides of the aircraft. The aircraft has an armored bottom of the fuselage, which protects against small-arms fire. weapons from the ground. The transporter can carry out non-stop landing of cargo with the help of parachute devices from extremely low altitudes, as well as landing paratroopers to 102.

Flight technical characteristics of C-17 Globemaster III:

Overall dimensions: length - 53 m, height - 16,8 m, wing span - 50,3 m, wing area - 353 m 2.
Maximum take-off weight - 265 350 kg.
Fuel capacity in the internal fuel tanks (maximum) - 134 556 l.
Load capacity - 77500 kg.
Powerplant - 4TRDD Р117-PW-100, 4х185,49 kN.
Cruising speed - 830 km / h.
Practical flight range - 4480 km (maximum load).
Practical ceiling - 13 700 m.
Crew - 3 person.

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  1. kerosene
    kerosene 14 September 2015 06: 46 New
    +11
    and we and they have their pros and cons. but I love only our aviation. this is just my opinion. our fatest minus airplanes of all kinds are not as much as we would like.
    1. War and Peace
      War and Peace 14 September 2015 10: 57 New
      +8
      Boeing C-17 Globemaster III can be put on a par with the Russian IL-76.


      Yuferev, how can these aircraft be compared at the same level? s17-70ton rushing, il76-40ton, engines s17-18t, il76-12ton-is there a difference?
      By the way, if Russia mastered the production of aircraft RUSLAN long ago, then the Ukrainian engines D18, what will we change? Can you think of NK93? since Kuznetsov began to object?
  2. sevtrash
    sevtrash 14 September 2015 07: 55 New
    0
    More often their equipment is more modern, has better operational properties - I once read that the maintenance of An124 is 2 times more expensive than C5.
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 14 September 2015 08: 10 New
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      Quote: sevtrash
      has the best performance

      We have other requirements for take-off and landing performance. I doubt that their planes will be able to take off from such a dirt strip, from where the IL-76 can take off.
      1. Professor
        Professor 14 September 2015 10: 07 New
        +7
        Quote: inkass_98
        We have other requirements for take-off and landing performance. I doubt that their planes will be able to take off from such a dirt strip, from where the IL-76 can take off.


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          1. Kingdino
            Kingdino 14 September 2015 16: 16 New
            +2
            Quote: qwert
            I read about the S-17. He has an interesting cartoon. Pre-launch electronic testing takes 42 minutes. You cannot take off at this time. M maximum is speed limited taxiing. Those. remember the afghan. Mortar shelling began and our Ana and Ily went into the air. Yes, the engines then sometimes bulged bulkheads. But the cars and crew remained intact. And the S-17 at that time would slowly, at a speed of 2 km / h, steer until a direct cover. This is by the way about combat survivability and generally about the features of military aviation.

            when it seems necessary to be baptized, any aircraft has a preparatory check before take-off, only the military has an emergency take-off.
        2. kerosene
          kerosene 14 September 2015 11: 56 New
          0
          C-17 can produce an assault from three points? (two on the sides and from the ramp?)
        3. saturn.mmm
          saturn.mmm 15 September 2015 19: 24 New
          0
          Quote: Professor
          I doubt that their planes will be able to take off from such a dirt strip

          And how many aircraft were purchased in civilian performance?
      2. Mera joota
        Mera joota 14 September 2015 10: 49 New
        +3
        Quote: inkass_98
        I doubt that their planes will be able to take off from such a dirt strip, from where the IL-76 can take off.

        So what is the problem, any doubts need to be resolved. It is enough to read about C-17, see photos and videos so that doubts disappear ... or cease to be such ...
        1. saturn.mmm
          saturn.mmm 15 September 2015 20: 11 New
          +1
          Quote: Mera Joota
          . It is enough to read about C-17, see photos and videos so that doubts disappear ... or cease to be such ...

          So in what year did the S-17 take off from the primer and in which IL-76?
          20 years of difference, before making the C-17, the Americans sucked the IL-76 up and down.
          By the way, the S-17 is a very expensive plane.
    2. FID
      FID 14 September 2015 10: 07 New
      +8
      Quote: sevtrash
      sevtrash Today, 07:55 AM
      More often their technique is more modern,

      By more modern, what do you mean? Avionics or airplane? So, avionics are constantly being upgraded and we have ... But the plane as it was, and remains ...
      1. sevtrash
        sevtrash 14 September 2015 13: 56 New
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        Quote: SSI
        By more modern, what do you mean? Avionics or airplane? So, avionics are constantly being upgraded and we have ... But the plane as it was, and remains ...

        Yes, probably all or almost everything. First of all, in avionics, maintenance, service costs.
        Actually, the load, too. You can compare IL476 and C17 - the maximum payload is about 60 and 77,5 tons, a range with 60 tons of 4000 km and a range with 56 tons of 5100 km. An124100M and S5SuperGalaxy, 120 and 122 tons, 4800 and 5600 with a maximum load.
        1. Garris199
          Garris199 14 September 2015 23: 53 New
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          Everything is basically true, but reliability in general is at or even better. And most importantly, the unit price. Something tells me that it is much smaller.
          1. saturn.mmm
            saturn.mmm 15 September 2015 20: 26 New
            +1
            Quote: Garris199
            Everything is basically true

            Yes, everything is true except that the S-5 Super Galaxy still flies with a limit of 70 tons.
        2. saturn.mmm
          saturn.mmm 15 September 2015 19: 28 New
          +1
          Quote: sevtrash
          Yes, probably all

          Before opposing a person who has built planes all his life, it’s nice to understand a little about them yourself.
          Sorry that is rude.
          1. sevtrash
            sevtrash 15 September 2015 19: 38 New
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            Quote: saturn.mmm
            Before opposing a person who has built planes all his life, it’s nice to understand a little about them yourself.

            Do you have something to object to? Maybe before expressing your dissatisfaction, at least try to figure out what it is about? And then, can you imagine your reasoned point of view? Or do you have other characteristics data for il476, s17, an124100M, s5Super Galaxy?
            1. saturn.mmm
              saturn.mmm 16 September 2015 01: 25 New
              +1
              Quote: sevtrash
              Do you have something to object to?

              Super Galaxy Rovestnik
              An-124100M-150
              maximum payload increased from 120 tons to 150 tons;
              maximum take-off weight increased from 392 tons to 402 tons;
              increased flight range, including with a load of 120 tons from 4650 km to 5400 km;
              the assigned resource of the aircraft is brought up to 24000 l / h; work is underway to increase it to 50000 h.p., 10 flights, a life of 000 years;
              introduced a new maintenance schedule for the RO-500 (maintenance after 500 hours);
              loading and unloading of mono-cargoes weighing up to 40 tons with on-board loading means was provided;
              the fuselage structure has been strengthened to ensure loading, unloading and transportation of single-cargoes weighing up to 150 tons;
              modernized navigation complex and locator;
              new digital brake blocks were installed and a braking system was developed, which allows reducing the landing distance by up to 30%;
              the crew was reduced from 6 to 4 people and the comfort of the rest cabin was improved;
              replacement of military oxygen equipment with civilian;
              reinforced wheels and tires installed;
              a more advanced aircraft lightning protection system has been installed;
              new engine control devices installed;
              Developed modernized reverse control and engine vibration control systems;
              The SRPPZ-2000 (EGPWS) ground-based early warning system was installed;
              Inertial navigation system A826 was upgraded;
              Implemented Advanced Surveillance (EHS);
              developed and implemented the Main List of Minimum Equipment (GMPO)

              S-17 is larger, heavier and more expensive than the IL-476.

              It’s nice to understand a little about them.

              I wrote it in vain.
              1. sevtrash
                sevtrash 16 September 2015 19: 42 New
                +1
                Quote: saturn.mmm
                Super Galaxy Rovestnik
                An-124100M-150

                This aircraft is not and never will be. It was planned for production, the deadlines were constantly postponed, in the end everything ended with nothing.
                It is not serious to present data of a non-existent aircraft.

                In an124100M, it seems like 4, or 10 were modernized. The Americans are going to upgrade to c5M all the remaining C5B, C5C, most C5A, it seems they have upgraded 16.
                1. saturn.mmm
                  saturn.mmm 17 September 2015 10: 52 New
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                  Quote: sevtrash
                  Americans are going to upgrade to s5M

                  Let's hope that with the modernization of M they are more fortunate than with the previous ones.
                  Somewhere a year ago he was interested in the S-5th, then they flew with a limit of 70-80 tons.
                  04.04.2015 S-5 Super Galaxy has made the 45th world record
                  The US strategic military transport aircraft S-5M Super Galaxy from the 22nd air transport wing of the US Air Force has become the world aviation champion in terms of the number of top world achievements, reports dailyrepublic.com.
                  The plane made the 45th record, taking off from the Travis Air Force base (California) with a cargo of 120 tons (3 cargo pallets) and reached a horizontal flight altitude of 9000 m.
                  Their advertising is indeed the best in the world.

                  I hope you understand the difference between cargo pallets and bulky cargo

                  About An-124.
                  An-124-100 of the company took part in creating the continuation of the Star Wars movie epic, transporting from London to Toza (Tunisia) filming equipment and a model of a spacecraft with a total mass of more than 100 tons. In the same year, for Diamonds of Russia-Sakha company Polar delivered 3 super-heavy (103 tons each) Komatsu-510E truck from Chicago.
                  Well and tadadam!
                  In the Guinness Book of Records, the transportation of a 135,2 ton Siemens generator from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Delhi (India). In 1998, a 132-ton steam turbine of the same company was delivered to Chile, and it was the second heaviest cargo ever transported by plane.

                  1. sevtrash
                    sevtrash 17 September 2015 16: 43 New
                    +1
                    Yes, they know how to advertise. They can say "the largest" or "the most lifting aircraft" relative to the c5 (and not only it, of course), without specifying what is in the US Air Force.
                    But we must give them their due - they know how to make great technology. Even the appearance of c5 and c17 is more advantageous, as for me, than an124 and Il76 or Il476. Aerodynamics seem more elaborate / sophisticated, and the surface - more aerodynamically "clean."
                    1. saturn.mmm
                      saturn.mmm 19 September 2015 12: 07 New
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                      Quote: sevtrash
                      But we must give them their due - they know how to make great technology. Even the appearance of c5 and c17 is more advantageous, as for me, than an124 and Il76 or Il476.

                      It’s hard to argue that the Americans know how to present their goods, although I also like the An-124 outwardly.
                      But I sometimes get the idea that the Kiev Aviation Sopromat was taught better than the Massachusetts Technological.
                  2. Serg koma
                    Serg koma 19 September 2015 09: 03 New
                    +2
                    Quote: saturn.mmm
                    About An-124.

                    At one time, the general designer of Ruslan Viktor Tolmachev argued with the Americans: "Find at least one joint on the huge wing of the AN-124." And the Americans did not find and lost to the Russian designer a box of whiskey. (13.06.06) TV Star, Wings of the Fatherland
    3. 78bor1973
      78bor1973 15 September 2015 00: 57 New
      0
      And what does it mean, modern? Western technology remains acceptable only in peacetime, take our Mi-24 and no one can compare with it in operational characteristics, I’m silent about the combat!
    4. alexjk
      alexjk 18 February 2018 09: 03 New
      0
      cool as kakly for the hosts fawn)))
  3. Free wind
    Free wind 14 September 2015 08: 17 New
    0
    Perhaps we can say about the AN-225, first shown in the 1988 year, and to this day it is the largest aircraft in the world.
    1. faiver
      faiver 14 September 2015 08: 55 New
      +1
      Well, an-225 is the same modified Ruslan intended for the transportation of a storm and other elements of the system, in fact, not a serial machine
    2. podpolkovnik
      podpolkovnik 14 September 2015 09: 11 New
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      Perhaps we can say about the AN-225, first shown in the 1988 year, and to this day it is the largest aircraft in the world.

      Less to you.
      Have you read the article carefully?
      The name was noticed -
      Rivalry of military transport aircraft of the United States and Russia

      Where did you see the An-225 in the RF Armed Forces, and indeed in Russia?
      He and the Ruin - it is in a single working copy, and not at all in the Armed Forces ...
      1. Free wind
        Free wind 14 September 2015 11: 05 New
        +4
        I saw the AN-225 in the USSR, and was proud that my country could make such planes, and the article says the rivalry of military transport planes of the USA and Russia (in the past of the USSR)
      2. saturn.mmm
        saturn.mmm 15 September 2015 19: 34 New
        +1
        Quote: podpolkovnik
        Have you read the article carefully?

        And you? Or just read the title of the article?
  4. I doubt it
    I doubt it 14 September 2015 10: 49 New
    +19
    "Anteev" left 6 pcs. "Ruslanov" no more than 25, this together with commercial ones. The equipment was dismantled in 2004. Aviastar shrank to the assembly site. Well, another repair company. Everything else that was proudly called the Ulyanovsk Aircraft-Industrial Complex was privatized or simply stolen. The problem with the staff. They wanted to restore the production of Ruslan. But besides Wishlist and a mountain of promises before every election, nothing. A pair of delivered IL-76 and two years. All.
    What kind of rivalry are we talking about? Ruslan is the power and strength of the USSR Military Aviation Administration. But liberal Russia should not be proud, but quietly rejoice that they are still flying. Till...
    The US can build heavy aircraft. Russia is gone. That's the whole pathos of the article.
  5. Mera joota
    Mera joota 14 September 2015 10: 54 New
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    All the cockpits of the Il-76 transport aircraft were made airtight, which makes it possible to transport 167 soldiers by air (245 in the two-deck version) or to ensure the landing of 126 paratroopers. The aircraft is able to transport by air the entire range of military equipment of the Airborne Forces, as well as most of the equipment of the Russian ground forces.

    When the question is about American vehicles, it describes in detail what basic equipment and in what quantity, but about the IL-76 (and its derivatives) everything is limited to "as well as most of the Russian ground forces' equipment."
    And the question arises, how many T-90 tanks can transport IL-76? Not a single one about “Armata” is even worth stuttering ...
    How many self-propelled guns Msta-S can transport the Il-Xnumx? None...
    Well, why do you need such a transporter? Current for the Airborne Forces?
    1. FID
      FID 14 September 2015 11: 12 New
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      Quote: Mera Joota
      And the question arises, how many T-90 tanks can transport IL-76

      Why? The maximum mass of the T-90 is 46,5 tons ... The maximum load capacity of the IL-76 is 47 tons ... and the IL-76-MD-MD-90A is 52 tons ...
      1. Mera joota
        Mera joota 14 September 2015 13: 02 New
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        Quote: SSI
        Why? The maximum mass of the T-90 is 46,5 tons ... The maximum load capacity of the IL-76 is 47 tons ... and the IL-76-MD-MD-90A is 52 tons ...

        The characteristics of the equipment are usually called as mass-dimensional. If yes by weight, then no by size. T-90 will not fit into the cargo compartment of IL-76/90 ... no matter how shove.
    2. qwert
      qwert 14 September 2015 11: 14 New
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      Quote: Mera Joota
      the question arises, how many T-90 tanks can transport IL-76? Not a single one about “Armata” is even worth stuttering ...
      How many self-propelled guns Msta-S can transport the Il-Xnumx? None...

      How many Abrams can a C-17 carry? One!
      How many tanks can IL-76 carry? One T-72 weighing 41tn., Or one T-80 weighing 46tn. So what?
      In general, IL-76 is a forty ton, i.e. middle class. And C-17 is already a heavy class. Let's compare it with An-24)))))
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      2. Mera joota
        Mera joota 14 September 2015 13: 04 New
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        Quote: qwert
        How many tanks can IL-76 carry? One T-72 weighing 41tn., Or one T-80 weighing 46tn. So what?

        And nothing .... in the sense of nothing you do not understand. The width of the cargo compartment of the IL-76 / 90 does not allow the transportation of domestic main tanks.
        1. gjv
          gjv 14 September 2015 16: 47 New
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          Quote: Mera Joota
          The width of the cargo compartment of the IL-76/90 does not allow the transportation of domestic main tanks.

          Mb domestic T-72 with the removed side screens can still be crammed, huh?
    3. Garris199
      Garris199 15 September 2015 00: 01 New
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      Quote: Mera Joota
      Well, why do you need such a transporter?

      The question is certainly interesting. winked What is the light wedge on your tanks? And transfer the personnel (the usual terry soldier )? And ammunition and ammunition, staff equipment, medical equipment, engineering equipment and materials, a variety of weapons: Grenade launchers, machine guns, ATGMs, mortars, etc. Kharchi finally. drinks
    4. saturn.mmm
      saturn.mmm 15 September 2015 20: 13 New
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      Quote: Mera Joota
      Well, why do you need such a transporter? Current for the Airborne Forces?

      Airlanding troops.


      And for the An-124 was.
  6. iouris
    iouris 14 September 2015 13: 13 New
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    You can only compare if the goals set for the designers were formulated in the same way. As for the export potential, this is another question - you will not please everyone. You can compare the S-130 with the An-12 and An-26.
  7. aleks.baa2012
    aleks.baa2012 14 September 2015 20: 58 New
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    amerikos engines are better economical and traction acceleration is more powerful but there is a side chapel for them they are not capable of a miracle. but the Indian preferred C 17 to buy than our IL "475" like. what
  8. van zai
    van zai 14 September 2015 23: 38 New
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    Since the story was touched, they told about Antei and Stratolifter, why is the S-133 not mentioned? The S-133 aircraft was mass-produced from 1956 to 1961. A total of 50 units were produced. It was operated from 1957 to 1971, it was replaced by a more advanced C-5 Galaxy. During the operation 10 aircraft were lost, one of the worst accident rates. For some time it was the largest transport aircraft in the world.

    Intended for the transportation of bulky goods, such as ballistic missiles such as Atlas, Titan, and Minuteman. Loading options for the S-133V aircraft: two tractors or 16 Jeep vehicles with cargo, or 20 turbojet engines. The aircraft had several modifications (C-133A and C-133B), the main difference from the original was the installation of more powerful engines and the presence of a double-wing cargo compartment door. In addition to the US Air Force, the aircraft was widely used at NASA. At one time, the plane set several world records, one of which was lifting 53 kg of cargo to a height of 480 m.
    If you write an article, then write honestly.
  9. Alex_59
    Alex_59 15 September 2015 10: 04 New
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    Quote: Mera Joota
    Quote: qwert
    How many tanks can IL-76 carry? One T-72 weighing 41tn., Or one T-80 weighing 46tn. So what?

    And nothing .... in the sense of nothing you do not understand. The width of the cargo compartment of the IL-76 / 90 does not allow the transportation of domestic main tanks.

    I've always been interested. In all articles about transport aviation, the ability to transport tanks is mentioned as an important advantage or disadvantage. But the questions are: how many times in practice (in the conditions of real hostilities) there was a need to transport main tanks by air? Over the last 20-30 years? And the second question - if there was such a need, what composition tank units (parts) were transferred in such a way? I’m just interested in the command task that they tried to solve in this way. Transfer a battalion or a tank company? The motives are also interesting - what kind of situation is in the theater of military operations and that the airborne (emergency) tank company or battalion is so important that it’s not a pity to drive the BTA and burn tons of kerosene.
    1. YakimovSS
      YakimovSS 16 September 2015 16: 59 New
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      “But there are all kinds of cases” (from one well-known joke)
  10. Mayday1981
    Mayday1981 22 September 2015 20: 53 New
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    S-17 is very good. But the price !!!
  11. Mayday1981
    Mayday1981 22 September 2015 21: 55 New
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    Unloading from Ruslan.