Rosoboronexport to Unveil Export Version of Il-112V Tactical Airlifter at MAKS 2019

Russia’s defence export agency, Rosoboronexport will unveil Il-112VE, the export version of its Il-112V light military transport aircraft, at the MAKS 2019 International Air Show.

The air show is scheduled from August 27 to September 1 at Zhukovsky International Airport in Zhukovskiy, Russia.

Ilyushin Il-112V is a high-wing light military transport aircraft being developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex (JSC IL), and being manufactured by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO) in Voronezh.

The tactical airlifter was developed for the Russian Air Force and untended for a wide range of transport missions, including airdropping of cargo and special forces groups, transportation of personnel with organic weapons, delivery of weapons, ammunition and materiel, casualty evacuation, etc;

The Il-112V aircraft performed its first flight on March 30 this year from a facility of Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO) in Voronezh in southwestern Russia.

The airlifter is 25.15 m long, with a height of 8.89 m and a wing span of 27.6 m. It has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of around 20t, and payload capacity of 6t. It is powered by two improved Klimov TV7-11ST turboprop engines, with 2,610 kW (3,500 hp) each, each fitted with 6-bladed AV-112 constant-speed reversible pitch propellers.

The improved engines and propellers controlled by a single automatic control system increases flight safety and provides high take-off and landing performance allowing the aircraft to be operated from short runways, including unprepared fields.

Rosoboronexport will also unveil Su-57E, the export version of its Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet, at the MAKS 2019 Air Show.

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