Ilyushin Il-82/Il-76SK Command Post – Russian Nuclear Command and Control Aircraft

Ilyushin Il-82 Il-76SK Command Post Russia
Ilyushin Il-82/Il-76SK Command Post Russia

Militarymedia.net - To compensate for the United States' ability to arsenal nuclear weapons, Russia since the Soviet era also has aircraft vehicles that have similar capabilities to the Boeing E-4B "Doomsday Plane." The proof is that four units of the Ilyushin Il-80 Maxdome are ready for Russian President Vladimir Putin to use in an emergency.

Just like the United States that does not rely solely on Boeing E-4B, because the U.S. still has a fleet of Boeing E6 Mercury Flying Nuclear Command Center. Well, what about the Russians today, is it just relying on the Ilyushin Il-80 Maxdome? The answer was no, although unpopular, Russia still had an airplane air command post of type Il-82 /Il-76SK.

Somewhat different from other command post aircraft, the Il-76 base is a cargo transport platform, which looks different is the dorsal radome at the top of the fuselage. It was developed in the 1980s based on the Il-76MD transport aircraft. In total, only two aircraft were built, with registrations USSR-76450 and USSR-76451.
Ilyushin Il-82 Il-76SK Command Post Russia
Ilyushin Il-76
The aircraft with registration number USSR-76450 first flew on April 27, 1987. Since 1993, both aircraft have been part of the Separate Aviation Command and Relay Squadron. In 1997, the aircraft were transferred to the 3rd Aviation Squadron from military units 22737 (Lanud Chkalovsky, GLITs, Moscow region). Then in 2008, it was reported that the Russian Government would modernize the aircraft command posts.

As an aircraft loaded with electronic devices, the Il-76SK also comes with barely a window to reduce the effects of nuclear radiation in the event of an attack. In addition, several antennas from various communication systems are installed on the fuselage and wings of the aircraft.

Specifications, Il-76SK Command post has a length of 46.59 meters, a wingspan of 50.05 meters and a height of 14.76 meters Maximum weight at takeoff reaches 190 tons and can fly as far as 6,800 km. Powered by KB Kuznetsov's 4 x turbojet D-30KP engine, it has a cruising speed of 780 km per hour and a flying altitude of up to 12,000 meters. Il-76SK Command Center is manned by 5 personnel plus command post operators. 

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