Watch New Russian Transport Aircraft Land on Rough Airstrip
© Sputnik / Valeriy MelnikovIl-76MD-90A aircraft at the MAKS-2013 Air Show
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An improved version of the Il-76 strategic airlifter, the Il-76MD-90A is manufactured by Rostec’s United Aircraft Corporation.
A new Russian airlifter, the Il-76MD-90A, has successfully performed a test flight that involved takeoff and landing on an unpaved runway.
Sporting more powerful engines than its predecessor’s, the aircraft is designed for airlifting, as well as airdropping, both cargo and personnel.
Il-76MD-90A’s improved landing gear allows it to land on and take off from unpaved airstrips in various climate zones.