Ilyushin Il-38N “Novella” maritime patrol aircraft

The Ilyushin Il-38 is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft designed by the Russia-based Ilyushin Aviation Complex. Derived from the Ilyushin Il-18 turboprop transport aircraft, the Il-38 can be deployed in surveillance, search and rescue, maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare operations. The aircraft can detect and intercept surface vessels and submarines.

Ilyushin Il-18 Medium-range transport aircraft


The Il-18 (Western designation Coot) first flew in 1957 and was produced in large numbers for civilian operators. Its production commenced in 1959. This aircraft was a milestone in development of Soviet commercial aviation. Its performance, capacity and reliability made it an obvious choice for adaptation of redundant airframes for military roles. These militarized versions were used by the Soviet Air Force and Soviet Naval Aviation. Both civil and militarized versions of the Il-18 have been exported to a number of Soviet allies and countries where the Soviet influence has spread, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam and Yugoslavia. In some countries the Il-18 it was used as a government, presidential or VIP transport.

Currently a single Il-18 is still used by North Korean Air Force. Versions of this aircraft, such as Il-20 or Il-38 are used by the Russian military.

The Il-18T is a military transport aircraft. It was used to carry troops, vehicles, cargo and evacuate casualties. However there was also a commercial airliner with the same designation.

The Il-18 can carry a maximum load of about 13 500 kg. Range with maximum payload is 3 700 km.

The Il-18 is powered by four Ivchenko AI-20M turboprop engines, developing 4 250 hp each.

There were numerous variants of the Il-18. Only military variants are listed below.

Entered service ?
Crew 9 men
Dimensions and weight
Length ~ 36 m
Wing span ~ 37 m
Height ~ 10 m
Weight (empty) ~ 35 t
Weight (maximum take off) ~ 64 t
Engines and performance
Engines 4 x Ivchenko AI-20M turboprop engines
Engine power 4 x 4 250 hp
Maximum speed 675 km/h
Cruising speed 625 km/h
Service ceiling 11.8 km
Range (with 6 500 kg payload) 6 500 km
Range (with maximum payload) 3 700 km
Ferry range ?
Maximum payload 13.5 t
Troops 65 – 120 men
Cargo compartment dimensions ?


The first aerodynamic prototype of the Il-38 completed its maiden flight in September 1961. The aircraft is currently in service with the Russian Navy and the Indian Navy. The Russian Navy upgraded the aircraft to extend its service life to 2015.

The Indian Navy placed an upgrade contract for five aircraft in 2001. The programme will extend the operational life of the aircraft up to 15 years. Two upgraded aircraft were delivered in January 2006 and third was delivered in 2008. The operational problems with the new avionics and electronic warfare system caused delays in further aircraft deliveries. The last aircraft was delivered in February 2010.


The upgraded Il-38 of the Russian Navy and Indian Navy are designated as Il-38N and Il-38SD respectively. The aircraft’s anti-sub system was replaced with the modern and compact system known as Novella (export name: Sea Dragon).

The system consists of several sub systems, including an anti-submarine warfare, a search-and-rescue and ecological monitoring, an electronic support measures, a sea and land surface surveillance system.

The new fully digital system comprises a high-resolution radar, display, thermal imaging subsystem, infrared sensor, a magnetometer and an electronic intelligence (ELINT) system.

The first production upgraded antisubmarine aircraft Il-38N

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Russian Navy to get its Seventh Upgraded Il-38N Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Here


Ilyushin Il-38 aircraft design


The Ilyushin Il-38 design is based on the Il-18 aircraft. The airframe length was increased by 4m and the wings were moved forward. The tail has an magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) and a search radar under the forward fuselage.

The aircraft is fitted with two internal weapons bays, one forward and the other behind the wing. The forward weapon bay houses sonobuoys and the behind one houses weapons.



Turbogenerators Units TG-16M is a standalone unit and consist of a gas turbine engine GTD-16M, gearbox, generator DC HS-24A-AP and systems that provide start-up and operation of the unit. Source

There was a heat exchanger on each side of the forward fuselage to get rid of heat from the combat systems. The tailfin featured a long extension running up the fuselage to the wings for a communications antenna. An APU — it appears the TG-16 — was fitted in the rear fuselage about midway between wings and tail assembly, with an exhaust port on the lower left side of the fuselage. Source


Il-38 ASW cockpit


The partial glass cockpit accommodates a pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and operational crew, including a tactical coordinator, sensor operators, an MAD operator and observers.


Ilyushin Il-38 avionics

The Il-38 avionics suite includes a radar, a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) turret below the nose and the ELINT system. The system is mounted on struts above the forward fuselage.


The upgraded avionics and electronic warfare suite features a new synthetic-aperture radar / inverse-synthetic-aperture radar (SAR / ISAR), a search and attack radar, a high-resolution FLIR sensor, a low-light television camera, a new electronic support measures system, an MAD and active and passive sonobuoys. The sensor suite can detect air targets at a distance of up to 90km and sea going targets at 320km, and simultaneously track up to 32 targets.

Novella P-38 search and sighting system

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The upgraded Il-38N plane is equipped with the Novella target search and track system that can detect aerial targets at a distance of up to 90 kilometers (56 miles) and surface targets at a range of up to 320 kilometers (199 miles). The system can track 32 above- and underwater targets simultaneously. It is fitted with new-generation sonobuoys and a thermal imager. The Il-38N plane can also conduct Signals intelligence (SIGINT) and ISR. Source:

General data:
Type: Radar Altitude Max: 0 m
Range Max: 333.4 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0.4 km Generation: Early 2000s
Properties: Periscope/Surface Search – Fine Range Resolution + Rapid Scan [1980+], Pulse-only Radar
Sensors / EW:
Sea Dragon – (Il-38N/SD, Morskoi Zmei) Radar
Role: Radar, Air & Surface Search, 2D Long-Range
Max Range: 333.4 km

Weather Radar

General data:
Type: Radar Altitude Max: 0 m
Range Max: 64.8 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0.4 km Generation: Early 1970s
Properties: Pulse-only Radar
Sensors / EW:
Generic Weather Radar – Radar
Role: Radar, Weather
Max Range: 64.8 km

Optical-electronic system Lanner-A (NV5-0101)

Lanner-A (NV5-0101) is an autonomous gyrostabilized optical-electronic observation device. The device is an air-borne system for subsonic aviation and is designed for 24-hour and all-weather survey of the lower hemisphere (observation of surface and above-water objects) through television and infrared imaging channels.


The device provides the following capabilities:

  • measuring and outputting the angular orientation of the visor axis by relative bearing and elevation bearing;
  • automatic tracking of on-land and above-water mobile objects and keeping them on the visor axis;
  • pointing the visor axis according to external target assignment (relative bearing and elevation angle).

Lanner-A can be used for the following purposes:

  • detection of on-land and above-water objects in day-time and night-time conditions;
  • identification of detected objects;
  • supporting search and rescue operations, environment monitoring;
  • forming and outputting target assignment;
  • solving other specific tasks, including those related to emergency landing of the craft.


Lanner-A provides observation through television and infrared imaging cameras having different fields of view and installed on a gyrostabilized platform. The system completely compensates for such factors negatively influencing image quality as vibration, pitching and rolling. The almost all-round view provided by the device is complemented by the digital filtration system for image quality improvement in adverse weather conditions (haze, fog, rain, dusk etc.). A low-light level high-resolution TV camera provides the capability to detect small-sized targets and identify them at great distances, including high-resolution picture in low illumination conditions.

The body of the device is air-tight so it can be used in a wide range of conditions. For critical applications, it can be equipped with special units keeping the required thermal regimes and ensuring reliable operation in northern climatic conditions. These units decrease the warming-up time under below-zero temperatures of the ambient air.

Lanner-A is a modular system and it can be supplied in various composition sets for particular purposes specified by the customer. Due to a user-friendly standard interface, the device is easily combined with other systems (radars, weapon control systems, monitoring systems etc.).


Basic specifications:

Operating turn angles of the visor line:

a) by azimuth
b) by elevation angle

±200 angular degree
-20 — +110 angular degree
Maximum turning rate of the visor line ±40 angular degrees/sec
View angle sizes in the television channel:

a) wide view angle
b) narrow view angle

9 х 12 angular degrees
2.3 х 3.0 angular degrees
View angle sizes in the infrared imaging channel:

a) wide view angle
b) narrow view angle

6 х 9 angular degree
Two-times electronic zooming-in of the video image
Weight of the device no more than 60 kg


The Il-38N is equipped with the cutting-edge search and aiming system called Novella. This system is capable of detecting airborne targets at a distance of 90 kilometers, the surface at a distance of 320 kilometers. The aircraft can simultaneously track 32 targets of different types.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the Novella system includes magnetometric equipment, thermal and optical devices of high resolution, the latest means of electronic intelligence, sensors, gravitational anomalies, and other high-tech equipment.

Moreover, the Il-38N is armed with cruise missiles, anti-submarine torpedoes and depth charges. The aircraft can carry a payload of up to five tons. Source

Magnetic anomaly detector (MAD)

The MAD system comprises the sensitive quantum-mechanical magnetometer and provides: real-time data processing; use of target detection and aircraft-generated interference compensation combined algorithms with a high degree of automation; high accuracy of the beam range and beam passage time determination; reliable magnetic and electromagnetic interference clutter protection.

The acoustic system provides: automatic submarine detection and localisation by means of active and passive sonobuoys with target motion parameter measurement; operation near ice edges; underwater acoustic conditions reconnaissance and contacts prediction; multichannel receiving and processing capability.  The ESM provides detection of radar emissions with multi-octave frequency coverage in dense signal environments; monopulse measurements; analysis of frequency and modulation data; emitter identification and multitarget tracking.

General data:
Type: MAD Altitude Max: 0 m
Range Max: 1.9 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0 km Generation: Early 1970s
Sensors / EW:
Generic MAD – MAD
Role: MAD
Max Range: 1.9 km

*Note very scarce info on the radars I only could find in some old forum


Sea Dragon maritime surveillance mission system architecture (Export version)

Indian Navy Il-38SD

The Sea Dragon maritime surveillance mission system architecture is a proposal offered by the Leninetz Holding Company of St Petersburg. The roles proposed include: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW); maritime surveillance; Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW); Search And Rescue (SAR) and surface environment monitoring. The mission suite comprises: radar; electro-optics,

Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD); acoustic system; Electronic Support Measures (ESM); and Mission Control Computer Unit (MCCU).

The radar system proposed provides: long-range detection of surface vessels in rough sea states and against precipitation and jamming environments; detection of small targets and emergency beacons in high sea states; air-to-air detection against a background of sea clutter; target acquisition and tracking, with range heading and velocity data; Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Inverse SAR (ISAR) modes.

The electro-optic surveillance system combines Infra-Red (IR) and Low Light Level TV (LLLTV) cameras. There are two video channels and features include: high-resolution and selectable field of view IR and TV images; 360º coverage; 3-Dgyrostabilised gimbal and autotrack controlled by the Mission Control Computer Unit (MCCU). Source

Berkut search/navigation/weather radar scanner & Leninets 2Sdi radar scanner

Leninets has also developed — and will be producing — new sonobuoys for the Novella’s radio sonobuoy subsystem. (In the former Soviet Union, sonobuoys were designed by the Slavutich design bureau in Kiev, now in the Ukraine, but produced in the Sigma factory in Moldova). During the Gelendzhik naval aviation exhibition in September, Leninets showed three new sonobuoys for the Novella system:

– RMB-81 (radiomagnitometricheskiy buoy), which consists of a float with radio transmitter, control command receiver and radio beacon, as well as a MAD receiver, which can be dipped to a depth of 100m. The buoy can operate for up to six hours;

– RGB-48 (radiogidroakusticheskiy buoy), a passive sonobuoy of similar size and construction to the RMB-81, but with acoustic signal receiver and processor instead of the magnetometer. The buoy can operate for 24 hours, at depths from 50m to 300m;

– GB-58 is a noise generator co-operating with passive sonobuoys (such as the RGB-48 and earlier RGB-41). Controlled by microprocessor, it can generate a signal of up to 1kW lasting 10s. It can be dipped to a depth from 50m to 1,200m. Source

Aircraft armaments

The aircraft is fitted with two internal weapons bays on the forward and backward sides of the wing to carry missiles, torpedoes, FAB 250 free-fall bombs and depth charges.

The aircraft has been retrofitted to carry the Sea Eagle anti-ship missiles. The missile can reach the moving targets in 110km range. It is also equipped with R-73RDM2 short-range air-to-air missiles.

Sea Eagle anti-ship missile


Designation Sea Eagle (P3T)
Contractor BAe Dynamics
Year (Into Service) 1984 (RAF)
Type Anti-Ship Missile
Wingspan 3ft 11in
Length 13ft 7in
Core Diameter 1ft 33/4in
Launch Weight 1,320lb
Speed (Max) Mach 0.85 (560kts, 645mph)
Range (Effective) 60 miles
Range (Max) 177 miles
Propulsion Microturbo TRI-60 Turbojet
787lb Static Thrust
Guidance Active Radar Homing System
Warhead 505lb Semi-Armour Piercing (SAM)
Impact delay-fused penetrating ‘Blast Fragmentation’


R-73RDM2 short-range air-to-air missiles (NATO designation AA-11 Archer)

The R-73 short-range air-to-air missile was developed by “Molniya” (recently the special design bureau Nr.4) design bureau. It’s team at the beginning of the 1970s developed the R-60 missile and the R-73 was intended to replace it. It is known as the AA-11 “Archer” with NATO countries.

Missile features a wide angle infrared seeker and extreme maneuverability.

The R-73 is completed with a vectored trust system to makevery tight turns. It’s minimum range of fire is 0.3 km and missile is intended as a dogfight weapon in close air combats. Furthermore the R-73 is considered to be the most dangerous weapon system in close visual combat.

There were developed later variants of the R-73 missile:

– The R-73E missile features extended range;

– The R-73M1 (sometimes designated as R-73 RDM-1) features improved overall performance;

– The R-73M2 (R-73 RDM-2) has even better performance characteristics than it’s predecessor – the R-73M1;

– The K-74ME.

All these missiles have the same AA-11 “Archer” NATO designation.

Model R-73E R-73M1 R-73M2
Entered service in ? 1982 ?
Range against closing target < 30 km 30 km 40 km
Range against receding target < 15 km 15 km ?
Weight 115 kg 105 kg 110 kg
Weight of warhead 7.4 kg 8 kg ?
Type of warhead expanding rod
Speed Mach 2.5
Guidance infrared
Kill probability ? 0.6 ?
Length 2.9 m
Diameter 0.17 m
Fin span 0.51 m
Carried by Ka-50, Ka-52, MiG-29, MiG-31, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30, Su-33, Su-34, Su-35, Su-37, Su-39, Yak-141


With all-up weight of 68 tons, the Il-38 has a crew of seven and a range of 9,500 km (5,126nm). It is broadly similar to the P-3 Orion, which has filled a similar ASW role with the U.S. Navy. According to Ilyushin, the Il-38N is intended for long-endurance anti-submarine patrols over sea, with simultaneous search for aerial and sea-going targets. In addition, the aircraft can set mine fields and perform search-and-rescue and ecological monitoring duties. Its arsenal of torpedoes, mines, depth charges and buoys has been extended though addition of the PL250-120 Zagon anti-submarine guided bombs. Indian Il-38SDs can fire the Kh-35, whereas the Russian navy decided not to equip its aircraft with anti-ship missiles. Source

PL250-120 Zagon anti-submarine guided bombs (Zagon-2 (S3V) guided anti-submarine bomb)

Zagon 2.jpg

S3V ( Russian : S3V ), the Russian aircraft-launched induction of KTRV company has developed depth charge . Manufacturer name Zagon ( Russian : Zagon ., Zagon means the enclosure of livestock).


Zagon -1
Formality of been depth charges.
Zagon -2
Improved in development

Translated by google from Japanese – Source


This weapon is designed to engage submarines on the sea surface, under water at periscope level and at depth. Developed by the Scientific Research Institute of Engineering (Techmash) the 120 kg Zagon-2 was originally intended for use with ship-based Ka-28 helicopters. It can also be dropped from Il-38 and Tu-42M anti-submarine planes. Its use is now extended to the larger, shore based Mi-14. When dropped on underwater targets the 150 cm long bomb descends on a parachute, which is released at the moment the bomb splashes down. The bomb then sinks down, steered on its descent towards the target using active sonar for target location and a motion control system for guidance. The weapon can detect enemy submarines from a distance of 450 meters, at cruising depths of up to 600 meters. Source

The aircraft is also equipped with radio communication system and electronic countermeasures system.

The Indian Navy aircraft can be armed with an air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. BrahMos is jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPO Mashinostroeyenia of Russia. It has a speed of Mach 2.8 and can hit targets within the range of 290km.

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

The BRAHMOS is a short-range supersonic cruise missile, that can carry nuclear warhead. It was jointly developed by India and Russia. The BRAHMOS Aerospace joint venture was established in 1998 and started working on the project. The acronym BRAHMOS is an abbreviation of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and Moskva of Russia. The missile was first test fired in 2001.

The BRAHMOS entered service with the Indian armed forces in 2006. This missile has been adopted by Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Some sources report that Indian armed forces have a total requirement for about 1 000 of these missiles. This cruise missile is also being proposed for export customers from 14 countries.

The BRAHMOS is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. The missile is 9 m long and has a diameter of 0.7 m. It has a two-stage propulsion system. It uses solid-fuel rocket booster for initial acceleration and liquid-fuel ramjet for sustained supersonic cruise. The booster is ejected by the airflow after it has burned out.

This missile has a range of 290-300 km. It can carry nuclear warhead, or 200-300 kg conventional warhead. The range is limited to 300 km, as Russia is a signatory of the Missile Technology Control Regime, which prohibits it from helping other countries develop missiles with ranges above 300 km.

The BRAHMOS is one of the fastest cruise missiles in the world. It travels at supersonic speed and can gain a speed of Mach 2.8 (3 430 km/h). This missile was developed primarily as an anti-ship missile, however there are also land attack versions. This cruise missile has GPS/GLONASS/GAGAN satellite guidance. It uses US, Russian or Indian navigation satellites and has a pin-point accuracy. At a maximum range it can hit a target as small as 1.5 x 1.5 m. It is a fire-and-forget type missile.

Entered service 2006
Missile length 9 m
Missile diameter 0.7 m
Missile weight 3 000 kg
Warhead weight up to 300 kg
Warhead type nuclear, conventional
Range of fire 290-300 km
CEP 1.5 m


Kh-35UE Tactical anti-ship missile

The Kh-35UE tactical anti-ship missile is an advanced version of the Kh-35E air-launched anti-ship missile.

The missile features improved performance: twice the maximum range (260 km); the maximum missile turn angle in the horizontal plane after launch of 130º (against 90º for the Kh-35E); twice the maximum firing altitude (10 km against 5 km).

A combined guidance system using an inertial system, satellite navigation and active-passive radar seeker gives the Kh-35UE better accuracy and higher jamming immunity, as well as a wider range of targets, including in an ECM environment. The new seeker has a lock-on range of 50 km (compared with 20 km for the Kh-35E).

The guidance system: inertial + satellite navigation + active-passive radar seeker.

The Kh-35UE has the same dimensions as the Kh-35E.



Source Rosoboronexport



OFAB 250-270. Fragmentation High Explosive Bomb 250-270 is intended for destruction of military-industrial sites, railway junctions, field facilities and personnel in open terrain as well as in light armoured vehicles and trucks on the march or during attack within the main concentration perimeter.


Caliber, kg 250
Length, mm 1 456
Body Diameter, mm ø325
Tail fin span, mm 410
Characteristic time, s 20,92/12
Explosive weight, kg 92
Bomb weight, kg 268
Distance between the two lugs, mm 250


Ivchenko Al-20M engines


The aircraft is powered by four Ivchenko Al-20M single-shaft turboprop engines driving four four-bladed propellers. The engines deliver a power output of 3,125kW.

AI-20M turboprop engines

AI-20M turboprop engines – Image:

Designed for use as a sustainer propulsion system on two or four-engine passenger and transport multi-purpose aircrafts on short-haul and medium-haul (up to 6500 km). It powers: AN-8, AN-10, AN-12, AN-32, Be-12, IL-18, IL-20, IL-22, IL-38 aircrafts and their modifications. Meets the environmental requirements of ICAO standards. In commercial production since 1957.

АI-20К АI-20M АI-20D series 2   АI-20D series 5 АI-20D series 5M
Takeoff power rating (H=0, М=0, ISA)
Equivalent power, ehp 4,000 4,250 5,180 5,180 4,750
Specific fuel consumption, kg/e.h.p./h 0.27 0.239 0.227 0.227 0.24
Cruise power rating (H=8,000m, М=0.57)
Equivalent power, e.h.p 2,940 2,700 2,725 2,725 2,725
Specific fuel consumption, kg/e.h.p./h 0.21 0.197 0.199 0.199 0.199
Dimensions, mm 3,096 x 842 x 1,080
Dry weight, kg 1,080 1,040 1,040 1,040 1,040
Assigned service life, h 20,000 22,000 6,000 6,000 20,000
Applicability ll-18V An-12D
An-32 An-32B-200

AI-20 data

Ilyushin Il-38 aircraft performance


The Ilyushin Il-38 can fly at a maximum speed of 650km/h. It has a range of 9,500km and service ceiling of 10,000m. The aircraft can climb at a rate of 320m per minute. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 63,500kg.

Main technical characteristics

Length, m 40,1
Height, m 10,17
Wingspan, m 37,4
Wing area, sq. m. 140
Fuselage diameter, m 3,5
Number x engine type 4 x turbo-propeller engine
Engine AI-20M series 6I
Maximum shaft power (МСА, H=0), kgf 4 250
Propeller diameter, m 4,5
Maximum takeoff weight, tons 66
Cruising speed, km/h 570–600
Flight altitude, m 8 000
Takeoff distance, m 1 400
Landing distance, m 900
Calendar operating life, years 48
Number of flights 6 000
Number of flight hours, hr. 10 000

Technical characteristics

Russian Navy Eyes Il-114 as Future MPA

Самолёт Ил-114. Летающая лаборатория.Il-114 airframe—side number 93001—has been used in the role of flying testbed

One Il-114 airframe—side number 93001—has been used in the role of flying test bed by Agat and Radar-MMS since 2005. “The aircraft proved reliable and up to the job. It can loiter for 14 hours,” according to Antsev. Having completed a number of R&D programs using this airframe, Agat and Radar-MMS have turned it into an advanced-technology MPA demonstrator. At the recent IMDS’ 2015 maritime show, RA93001 demonstrated the transmission of telemetry and targeting data in real time using a wide-band secure datalink. This was billed as “the first public demonstration of the Kasatka rescue and targeting complex in action.”

il114radar2007dmitryterekhov-672x372myaviationnetphotoid00803832_sIl-114 cockpit

The current configuration of the Il-114 test bed features a FLIR under the nose and a magnetometer in the tail section. A semi-automatic dispenser deploys sonobuoys. Two pylons under the fuselage allow for sensor pods or Kh-35 anti-ship missiles to be carried. On the starboard side, a GSh-2-23 twin barrel 23-mm rapid fire cannon pad can be carried. Metric-band antennas are in conformal attachments on both sides of the fuselage. There are two radars, one (KS-9) working in metric waveband (range up to 50 km) and the other (KS-1 or Zarya) in centimetric waveband (range 300 km), with an antenna in an underbelly doom for 360-degree coverage. Source


Specifications (Il-114)

Data from Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft 2003–2004

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 64 passengers
  • Length: 26.88 m (88 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 30.00 m (98 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 9.19 m (30 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 81.90 m2 (881.6 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 11:1
  • Empty weight: 15,000 kg (33,069 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 23,500 kg (51,809 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 8,780 l (1,931 imp gal; 2,319 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV7-117S turboprop engines, 1,839 kW (2,466 hp) each

Klimov TV7-117CT turboprop engines


United engine Corporation, which is part of rostec state Corporation, held an analytical session, during which they developed new solutions for the successful implementation of the program for the Assembly of gas turbine family engines TV7–117.

JSC «Klimov», which is located in Saint Petersburg, was developed by turboprop engines TV7-117S and TV7-117SM. They are designed for installation on passenger aircraft Il-114. Also designed the engine TV7-117СТ especially promising for light military-transport aircraft Il-112V, which Assembly is conducted at the Voronezh Aircraft factory. In addition, created a helicopter engine TV7-117V designed for installation on the latest helicopter Mi-38.

This engine is the most fuel efficient in its class, with the help of the Il-114 can be in the air without refueling for up to 9 hours. It can also be installed on passenger aircraft Il-114, Il-114Т and speed boats.



  • Maximum speed: 500 km/h (311 mph; 270 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 470 km/h (292 mph; 254 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi) with 64 passengers


Main material source

Updated Jul 18, 2017

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