Il-112V Light Military Transport Aircraft – Russia

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.

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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.

Debut flight of Ilyushin Il-112V military transport plane rescheduled for early 2018: Here

Excerpt

The debut flight of Russia’s new Ilyushin Il-112V military transport plane has been rescheduled for early 2018, Ilyushin Aircraft Company Chief Designer Nikolai Talikov told TASS on Tuesday.

“Our plans point to the end of this year. However, the first flight will most likely be rescheduled for the beginning of next year,” the chief designer said.

The debut flight’s rescheduling “is largely due to equipment” and won’t affect the start of the plane’s serial construction, the chief designer said.

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

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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.

Russia’s new Il-112 transport plane to make maiden flight in 2017: Here

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After the maiden flights of several new Russian aircraft including a short-haul airliner, another long-expected premiere is to happen before year’s end. The light military transport plane Il-112 will take to the skies after two decades in development.

The pledge comes from Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who supervises the country’s military, aviation and space industries. On Monday he reported on the latest achievements in aircraft development to his direct superior, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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.

Ilyushin selects electric system for Il-112V transport: Here

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Russian manufacturer Ilyushin has decided to equip the Il-112V light military transport with electrically-driven wing flaps, according to supplier Technodynamica.

Ilyushin selected the Rostec subsidiary that specializes in aircraft systems to supply the electric power systems to drive the flaps, Technodynamica says in a 13 August news release.

The decision indicates that Russia is pursuing a higher level of sophistication for the twin-turboprop Il-112V aircraft, which is scheduled to enter service after 2016.

Most aircraft traditionally use hydraulics or a combination of hydraulic-powered actuators and electrically-driven controllers to move wing flaps.

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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.

Cockpit and avionics

Салон тренажера военно-транспортного самолета Ил-112Salon simulator military transport aircraft Il-112 ©  Maxim Shemetov / TASS archive

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.

Engine and performance of Il-112V

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

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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.

FACTS

  • 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
Klimov TV7-117S / TV7-117SE modular turboprop engine

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

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Excerpt

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.

The turboprop engine TV7-117ST expands family of gas-turbine TV7-117 engines. The family also includes engines TV7-117 TV7-117S and TV7-117SM for regional passenger aircraft IL-114 and helicopter engine TV7-117V installed on the new Mi-38 helicopter. The advanced technical and constructive solutions are implemented in this product. The engine has high power and efficiency. Thus, the power at maximum take-off is 3 000 hp, at an elevated emergency mode – 3600 hp. With the dry weight of no more than 500 kg the engine has a specific fuel consumption of less than 200 grams per hp an hour.

The new light Il-112V military transport aircraft is intended for transportation and air landing of light weapons and military equipment, freights and staff, and also for transportation of of a wide range of different loads in case of commercial operation of the aircraft. The Aviation Complex of S. V. Ilyushin is engaged in its development and in 2017 it is planned to finish the assembly of the first aircraft.

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

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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.

The flight took place on 12 September at the Gromov institute located at the Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow.

Installed at the inboard starboard position of the Il-76, the Klimov TV7-117ST engine carries a six-blade Aerosila AV-112 propeller.

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

Specifications

Geometric characteristics
Length, m.
24.15
Height, m.
8.89
Wingspan, m.
27.6
Wing area (trapezium), m2
65
Diameter of the fuselage, m.
3.29
 
Characteristics of the power plant
Number x engine type
2xHPT
Engine model
TV7-117ST
Maximum engine power, hp.
3500
 
Mass Properties
Maximum take-off weight, t.
21
Maximum payload, t.
5
Capacity of the fuel tanks, l.
7200
 
Aircraft performance
Cruising speed, km / h
450-500
Maximum flight height, m.
up to 7600
Flight range with a payload of 3.5 tons, km.
2400
Required runway length, m.
1200

Specification data ruaviation.com

Main material source airforce-technology.com

Revised Feb 13, 2017

Updated Oct 08, 2017

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