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Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« on: March 09, 2009, 08:15:51 am »
These two have got to be very whiffable, Soviet airliners that have seen little/no military service.

On Wikipedia I spotted an interesting passage on the Il-86 page.  There has been talk on several occasions to fit the Il-86 with Western engines, the GE CF6-50 in the 70's, the RR RB211-22 in the 80's & the IAE V2500 in the 90's.  Maybe ideas for profiles for SC or Jeremy?  There's more interesting stuff in that passage too, I'll post elsewhere about that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-86#Interest_in_foreign_technology

Mentioned on secret projects is the Il-87, an airborne control system version of the Il-86, also pics of trials with the Il-86 for in flight refueling & as a paratroop transport.  There's a three view of the Il-96-550 as well, a double decker version.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4933.0.html



Some good ideas for those Revell & Eastern Express kits!

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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 08:51:06 am »
For the double decker, i would suggest using A380 engines, and the top deck made from an A321 fuselage :thumbsup:

Other possibilities:

Westernized version = A340 parts such as engines and winglets coupled to the Il-86
« Last Edit: March 09, 2009, 08:59:53 am by B787 »

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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 09:33:33 am »
Sounds good, when are you going to do it??? ;D

I wondered about an AWACS version with radome.  Maybe an EMERCOM water bomber, if the 747 can do it, why not?
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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 09:59:26 am »
Sounds good, when are you going to do it??? ;D

When i purchase my second Il-86 and A340, and have built at least one of each as RW :thumbsup:

Waterbomber sounds good, apart from the fact that the Il-86 was seriously underpowered. You would need the Il-96 for that. It would be very useful in Russia. Large forrests located far from anywhere...

AWACS = use the Il-96 too. The Il-86 has a horrible range/endurance of only 3600 km, possible to be pushed to 4600 km.

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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 10:21:32 am »
The Western engines from the Wiki link might go some way to improving the range & power problems with the Il-86.  The more I think about a water bomber, the more I like the idea.  Emercom orange & blue stripes on a slightly grubby white & grey fuselage would look good.
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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 12:52:55 pm »
I like the idea of AWACS style - but an advanced one with conformal or Wedgetail style AESA radar.

Another idea would be a propfan (using some Progress D-27 from the An-70 - see below):



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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 06:48:23 am »
I've got an AWACS planned using the radome from the Trumpeter 1/144 Il-76, NATO reporting name 'Marsh'

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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 07:20:08 am »
If its jet powered, doesnt the NATO codename need to b a 2-syllable word?

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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 06:40:32 am »
If its jet powered, doesnt the NATO codename need to b a 2-syllable word?

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good point! I'd forgotten about that... back to the drawing board  :banghead:

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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 06:44:19 am »
Marhall, or Marsha maybe?
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Re: Ilyushin Il-86 & Il-96
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2021, 07:56:07 pm »
Ąpropos Il-86

1. RW Il-86

2. Do you know that in the beginig of project, Il-86 was to have Il-62 config (with 4 engines in the rear fuselage)?

3. What if a turboprop powered widebody?

4. Superpowered Il-86

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