Daily Archives: January 20, 2016

Il-112V Light Military Transport Aircraft

Il-112V is a twin-engine light military transport aircraft being developed by JSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex, a part of JSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. It is set to replace the An-26 and An-72/74 twin-engine transport aircraft.

The Il-112V aircraft can be used for the transportation and airdropping of military personnel, light weapons and equipment, vehicles, and a variety of cargo. Il-112T, the civilian transport version of Il-112V, is designed for commercial cargo transportation services.

Two Il-112V prototypes, including one for static and fatigue tests and the other for flight tests, will be built initially. Construction and maiden flight of the prototypes is scheduled for completion in 2016. The first production aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2018.

A model aircraft of the Il-112V was exhibited at the Aero India 2015 air show held in Bangalore in February 2015.

Il-112V airlifter development

JSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex was selected to develop the airlifter in May 2003, but the manufacturing of the first prototype was halted due to design flaws in 2011.

The Russian Ministry of Defence unveiled plans to award a RUB7.9bn ($240m) contract for the development of the Il-112V in December 2013. The development was resumed in December 2014 when Ilyushin concluded a contract with the Russian Defence Ministry to carry out engineering and development work of the Il-112V.

A state contract for the supply of Il-112V production aircraft is expected to be signed in 2015.

The development and production of Il-112V will involve participation of 30 Russian enterprises and more than 50 aircraft component suppliers.

The aircraft will be manufactured by JSC Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company (VASO), while JSC Klimov will supply the engine.

Aviastar-SP will provide fuselage panels and other airframe components, while Russian aircraft equipment supplier JSC Aviaagregat will develop a new retractable tricycle landing gear for the airlifter.

Delivery IL-112 tests for military missions will be in 2019: Here


Zhukovsky / Moscow region /, 28 August. / TASS /. Tests light transport aircraft IL-112 for military objectives will take place in 2019, at the same time will begin serial deliveries of machines. He told reporters on August 28, General Designer of “Aviation Complex. Ilyushin” Nikolai Talikov.

Design and features of Il-112V transport aircraft

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The Il-112V light military transport aircraft features classic high-wing monoplane design with constant chord inner wings and tapered outer wings. The circular fuselage is designed to withstand heavy loads.


A T-tail configuration, which consists of a vertical stabiliser and a rudder, attaches the fuselage. The retractable tricycle landing gear will include a nose wheel unit and two main wheel units.


The aircraft can be operated from short / unpaved runways and can be automatically land on ICAO category II aerodromes. It can be manually land on poorly equipped aerodromes, or aerodromes without radio technical equipment.

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A crew of two personnel can operate the airlifter. It has a maximum take-off weight of up to 20t, and payload capacity of 6t. The cargo cabin is attached with a loading ramp for loading and unloading of cargo, while the cabin is 11.2m long, 2.45m wide, and up to 2.4m high.

The aircraft is designed to carry out both transport and airlift missions under any geographic, climatic, and adverse weather conditions, during day and night.


Modifications :
– IL-112 – the base version of the project. Initially – cargo-passenger aircraft.

– IL-112V (military) – military transport aircraft. The development was started at least in 2004

– Il-112T (transport) – civilian cargo and passenger version of the Il-112V aircraft. The aircraft is designed to carry up to 44 passengers and mail; passengers, mail and cargo (on pallets and in containers); cargo and equipment. Salon is convertible.

– IL-112 – a polar aircraft (with a wheeled-chassis) for the delivery of people, mail and cargo and other tasks. It is possible to create a similar modification of the aircraft.

– Il-112 – patrol aircraft (forest patrol, etc.) for patrolling, servicing the needs of forestry, etc. It is possible to create a similar modification of the aircraft.

– IL-112 is an aerophotographic plane. It is possible to create a similar modification of the aircraft.

– IL-112 – the plane of the hydrometeorological service. It is possible to create a similar modification of the aircraft.

– IL-112 – training airplane. It is possible to create a similar modification of the aircraft.

IL-112 / IL-112T has the ability to perform flights at any time of the year and in simple and difficult weather conditions in all regions, with the option of approaching ICAO category II landing and basing at Class III airfields with a concrete or subterranean runway with soil strength of 6 and more than kg / sq. cm. The aircraft can be operated at aerodromes located at an altitude of up to 2000 m above sea level.

Marina Lystseva

Assigned resource: 
– 30 years
– 30,000 flight hours
– 30,000 landings
No overhaul (operational status)
Operational maintenance n / hour:
preflight preparation – 0.7
preparations for re-departure – 0.5
post-flight preparation – 0 , 5
30 ± 3 days – 4,0
Periodic maintenance:
Form 1 – every 6 months ± 15 days (500 ± 50 hours of flying);
Form 2 – every 24 months ± 15 days (2000 ± 50 hours of flying);
Form 3 – every 48 months ± 15 days (4000 ± 50 hours of flying);
Form 4 – every 96 months ± 15 days (8000 ± 50 hours of flying).
Estimated specific labor intensity of scheduled maintenance n / hour – 1,7

Payload : various cargoes weighing up to 6000 kg, in cargo-passenger version Il-112T – up to 44 passengers. In cargo cabin of the plane it is possible to transport cargoes on pallets PA-3,6 (Р2), PA-4,5 (Р1), on pallets of width 88 inches (2235 mm), cars and other

The mass take-off maximum – 21000 kg
Mass takeoff normal – 20400 kg
Maximum landing weight – 19500 kg
Weight of the equipped aircraft – 15000 kg
Mass of payload maximum – 6000 kg
The weight of the payload is normal – 3500 kg.
The capacity of the fuel tanks is 7900 liters.

The maximum speed is 550 km / h.
The cruising speed is 460-480 km / h.
The range is practical:
– 1000 km with a maximum mass of
1,900 km, with a mass of 5,000 kg
– 3,400 km. at a mass of 3500 kg PN
– 5000 km with a mass of PN 2000 kg
Range of distillation – 5200 km
Practical ceiling – 7600 m

Run – 870 m
Mileage – 600 m The
required runway length – 1200 m

Translated by google – Source militaryrussia.ru

Cockpit and avionics

Минпромторг России

A glass cockpit features on the light military transport aircraft, as does an advanced digital avionics suite incorporating navigation equipment, communications, flight displays and monitoring systems.

TA14-130-35 APU

TA14-130-35 is a state-of-the-art gas-turbine engine with the power up to 105 kW. This engine is designed for SU-35 aircraft APU. It is used for supplying on-board AC electric power 200/115 V, up to 30 kV and providing air conditioning for cockpit and cabin.

The engine is equipped with a highly efficient turbo compressor and integrated system of oil cooling. As a result, fuel consumption and the weight are reduced.

The engine is compliant with the contemporary engineering requirements and is equipped with a full-authority electronic digital control system that provides regulation, control and error detection as well as operating time count.

Technical features:

Absorbed electric power of AC, kVA 30
Bleed air consumption, kg/s 0,55
Bleed air pressure, kgf/sm2 3,70
Bleed air temperature, °C 210
Start and operation altitude, m 10000
Environmental temperature, °С ± 60
Weight (without generator), kg 62
Overall dimensions, mm 868х481х426

APU data Source aerosila.ru

*Note – Could not find the APU model anymore on the wibsite

Engine and performance of Il-112V

Marina Lystseva

The Il-112V will be powered by two Klimov TV7-117S / TV7-117SE modular turboprop engines, which generate a maximum take-off power of 2,800hp each. The engine is 2.14m long and 0.94m in diameter, and weighs 450kg, while the propulsion system consists of two six-bladed propellers.

TV7-117ST engine


The most recent version of the engine (TV7-117C) features an enclosed centrifugal wheel that increases its power by 10% while maintaining all the other performance parameters. The Klimov Company holds a patent for the design and manufacturing of such wheels.

Engineering excellence

The engine has a modular design. Modules can be replaced in the field, which dramatically reduces costs and accelerates repair and maintenance.

Universal platform

The modernized TV7-117SM engine was certified in 2002 (Supplement No. 114D/04 to the type certificate No. 114-D). This version features a state-of-the art full authority digital control system (FADEC). This engine also has superb consumer qualities such as reliability, ease of maintenance and servicing.

These engines hold considerable promise as a component of new regional airliners such as Il-114, Il-112, MiG-110, Tu-136 and others.

Several versions of the TV7-117 are currently under development, including a TV7-117V turboshaft engine for new medium-load helicopters, speed boats and power generators.


  • The TV-7-117SM is the most cost-effective engine in its class
  • An Il-114 airliner equipped with TV7-117 engines can stay airborne for up to 9 hours
  • Installed on Il-114 airliners, Il-114T and Il-112 cargo planes, speed boats
  • Developed in 1997
  • Power class: 2500 – 3000 hp


Principal specifications of the TV7-117:

Versions ТV7-117SM ТV7-117ST
Emergency performance (Н=0, V=0, ISA+15°С):
power, hp 3500
Maximum takeoff performance (Н=0, V=0, ISA+20°С):
power, hp 3000
Takeoff performance (Н=0, V=0, ISA+20°С):
power, hp 2500 2800
specific fuel consumption, g/hp/hr 200 190
Cruising performance (Н=6 km, V=500 km/hr, ISA)
power, hp 1800 2000
specific fuel consumption, g/hp/hr (Н=6 km, V=500 km/hr, ISA) 180 175
Dimensions, mm
Length 2136 2136
Maximum diameter 940 940
Weight, kg 530 450

Engine specification klimov.ru

Speeds ranging between 550km/h and 580km/h can be attained by the airlifter. It will have a maximum operational range of 6,000km flying at an altitude of 8,100m.

Engine Tests For the Il-112 Have Begun: Here

Image: ruaviation.com


On September 15, 2016 the United Engine Corporation started testing a new turboprop TV7-117ST engine intended for the prospective Russian light military transport aircraft Il-112V. The product is developed by the team of JSC Klimov, however commercially TV7-117ST will be made in the extended cooperation between enterprises of the UEC where are JSC Salyut Gas Turbine Engineering Research and Production Centre, JSC MMBE named after. V. V. Chernyshev and others included.

New Il-114 & Il-112V engine becomes airborne on Il-76 testbed – Video: Here


Ilyushin’s efforts to resurrect Il-114 production have advanced with the maiden flight of an Il-76 testbed fitted with the turboprop engine intended for the regional type.

TV7-117ST turboprop being installed onto Ilyushin-112V: Here


Geometric characteristics
Length, m.
Height, m.
Wingspan, m.
Wing area (trapezium), m2
Diameter of the fuselage, m.
Characteristics of the power plant
Number x engine type
Engine model
Maximum engine power, hp.
Mass Properties
Maximum take-off weight, t.
Maximum payload, t.
Capacity of the fuel tanks, l.
Aircraft performance
Cruising speed, km / h
Maximum flight height, m.
up to 7600
Flight range with a payload of 3.5 tons, km.
Required runway length, m.

Specification data ruaviation.com

Main material source airforce-technology.com

Images are from public domain unless otherwise stated

Main image Sergey Pugachev

Revised Feb 13, 2017

Updated Jun 06, 2021

BMD-3 with Berezhok weapon system – Russia

БМД-3 с комплексом вооружения “Бережок” (BMD-3 with Berezhok weapon system turret)

Berezhok weapon system is modular system and could be used on almost all modern Russian fighting vehicles and personnel carriers

Berezhok weapon system has day-night automatic fire control system with automatic target tracking capability

Berezhok weapon system is capable to work from static position, drive and afloat. The fire range is 5500 m

The system contains: 30-mm 2A42 gun, 30-mm grenade launcher AG-30, 4 ATGM Kornet-E, 7.62 machine gun

30-mm 2A42 gun


30-mm 2A42 gun – The 30 mm 2A42 cannon has a dual feed; one would normally be for HE-T and the other for AP-T rounds, both with a muzzle velocity of 1,000 m/s. The gunner can select one of two rates of full automatic fire, low at 200 to 300 rds/min and high at 500 rds/min. According to the manufacturer, effective range when engaging ground targets such as light armoured vehicles is 1,500 m while soft-skinned targets can be engaged out to 4,000 m. Air targets can be engaged flying at low altitudes of up to 2,000 m at subsonic speeds and up to a slant range of 2,500 m. Source army-guide.com

7.62mm PKT (6P7)

Specifications: Machine-gun: 7.62mm PKT (6P7) Length: 1,098 mm Weight (empty): 10.5 kg Barrel length: 722 mm Barrel weight: 3.23 kg Direct fire range: 650 m (at running target) Effective range: 1,500 m Maximum range: 4,000 m Rate of fire: 700 .. 800 (250 practical) rds/min Ammo box: 250 rounds Ammo box weight: 9.4 kg Total ammo allowance: 2000 rounds (T-72B(M), T-72BK, T-90) 1250 rounds (T-80U, T-80U(M)) 750 rounds (T-80UK) Cartridge type: 7.62x54R model 1908/1930 Ammo types: AP Enh.AP Tracer API Designation round 57-N-323S 7N13 7T2 7BZ3 bullet T-46 B-32 Muzzle velocity, m/s 855 855 824 834 Penetration 6mm @535m 6mm @680m ? 10mm @200m Disp. R50 @300m, cm 9 9 15 15. Source fofanov.armor.kiev.ua


The AGS-30 fires 30 mm VOG-17M, VOG-30, and GPD-30 fragmentation grenades. Ammunition feed is from a 29-round metal bell stored in an ammunition box attached to the right side of the receiver (ammunition belts and boxes are totally standardized with those of the AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher).

The VOG-17M, also known as the 7P9M is an HE-FRAG (High Explosive – Fragmentation) grenade with a nose-mounted VMG-K point detonating impact fuse incorporating a self-destruct mechanism functioning 14 to 19 seconds after firing. The fuse is armed after a distance of 10 to 40 m from the launcher muzzle and is claimed to function even when impacting upon soft surfaces such as snow, swamp and water. Fragmentation is augmented by a number of small steel spheres packed around the main explosive payload of 34 gof RDX/Wax 94/6, producing a casualty radius of 6 to 7 m. The rimless steel cartridge case employed for the VOG-17M is 28.2 mm long. Muzzle velocity is 185 m/s and maximum range 1,730 m.

The new VOG-30 HE-FRAG shell have a lethal radius of 6m and develops a maximum chamber pressure of 1250kg/cm², the fuse arms between 10 and 60m and self-destructs after 27seconds.

The GPD-30 fragmentation round was developed for the AGS-30 by KBP Instrument Design Bureau and extends the firing range to 2,100 m.  Source armyrecognition.com


4 ATGM Kornet-E

Kornet: Details 

Panoramic commander sight is on the left, AG-30 grenade launcher is on the front and combined gunner sight is on the right

Source: vitalykuzmin.net

Berezhok weapon system

BMD-3 Standard model

The BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta, Russian “Боевая Машина Десанта”, literally “Combat Vehicle of the Airborne”) is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) originating from the former Soviet Union. This armored fighting vehicle is one of the lightest in its class and is intended to be a fire support platform for use by airborne and air assault units. The primary armament is a 30 mm 2A42 autocannon capable of firing different types of ammunition which include high-explosive and armor-piecing. The BMD-3 possesses multiple secondary weapons such as the 9M113 Konkurs missile and the AGS-17 grenade launcher to defeat a wide range of targets from enemy infantry to other armored fighting vehicles.

Designed in the 1980s, the vehicle was manufactured by the Volgograd tractor factory under the industrial index Object 950. The BMD-3 entered service with the VDV in 1990 with only 137 vehicles being produced due to the economic depression. The operators of the BMD-3 are Angola and Russia. As of 2013, 123 BMD-3s and 60 BMD-4s are in service with the Russian Airborne Troops. Source military-today.com

Entered service 1990
Crew 2 men
Personnel 5 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 12.9 – 13.2 t
Length 6.36 m
Hull length 6.1 m
Width 3.11 m
Height 2.45 m
Main gun 30-mm cannon
ATGW AT-5 Spandrel
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm, 1 x 5.45-mm
Grenade launchers 1 x 40-mm
Engine 2V-06 diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 1.8 m
Fording Amphibious