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    “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

    Max Sterner

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    Vladimir Putin watched the demonstration flight of a new Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft


    In Ulyanovsk Region, Vladimir Putin visited the Aviastar-SP aircraft factory's test facility, where he attended a demonstration flight of a new Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft.

    Il-76MD-90A is a modernised version of the Il-76MD heavy military transport aircraft and is designed to carry heavy equipment and large loads.

    The new aircraft’s engines have lower fuel consumption (by 10%), its flight range has increased to 5,000 km with a cargo capacity of 52 tons, and take-off weight increased to 210 tons. The aircraft can take off from and land on unpaved and concrete airfields at the altitude ranging from 300 metres below to 3000 metres above sea level.

    Official presidential website
    “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

    Max Sterner

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      New Cargo Plane Nears Commercial Production

      MOSCOW — Russia has moved closer to commercial production of a military transport aircraft that will rival the Boeing C-17 Globemaster.

      A demonstration flight of the upgraded Ilyushin-76 airlifter took place as President Vladimir Putin looked on late last week.

      Russia has been working toward domestic production of an improved version of the airliner ever since it concluded in 2005 that efforts to assemble it in Uzbekistan had failed.

      Following the flight Thursday, the Defense Ministry signed a contract with the plane-maker, United Aircraft Corp., to buy 39 craft worth 140 billion rubles ($4.5 billion).

      Putin described the agreement as the biggest single deal for the Russian aircraft industry since the Soviet break-up, and he noted that only the United States manufactured similar airlifters.
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      “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

      Max Sterner

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        Nice plane, that design has been used for a long time - always wondered about the glass in the nose though when I was a kid it looked like the plane was grinning.

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