21 Juli 2011

Russia has Frozen the Project Transporter IL-112

21 Juli 2011

Model of Il-112 airlifter (photo : Allocer-Wiki)

Voronezh Aircraft Company has stopped the assembly of the first sample light military transport aircraft Il-112V. About it as informs "Interfax" , said General Director Vitaly VASO Zubarev. "Project Il-112V is frozen. All questions - to the aviation complex 'Ilyushin'," - commented Zubarev stop work. As the agency, presumably IL-112B project was shelved due to design flaws and because of the lack of interest in the aircraft from the Russian Defense Ministry.

In mid-May 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian company "Motor Sich" Vyacheslav Boguslayev said that the Russian Defense Ministry has decided to abandon the purchase of transport Il-112V in favor of modification of passenger cargo aircraft An-140. On these planes are established TV3-117VMA-SB-M1 produced by "Motor Sich". The Russian defense ministry this information has not been formally confirmed.

Design transporter IL-112V began in the first half of 1990. On this basis, also planned to create a civilian passenger version - Il-112T. First flight scheduled for the end of 2011, but in August 2010, the Russian Defense Ministry has suspended funding for the project. For whatever reason, funding has been suspended, did not specify.

It was assumed that the Il-112V can reach speeds of up to 550 miles an hour to fly a distance of 3.4 thousand kilometers. Payload transporter was to be six tons. The aircraft was planned to install engines TV7-117SE production Russian "Klimov."Earlier it was reported that as part of the Russian Air Force Il-112V replace obsolete An-24 and AN-26.

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