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Ilyushin Il-78

The Ilyushin IL-78 (NATO designation “Midas”) is an aerial refueling tanker developed in the Soviet Union and first introduced in 1984. Its design is based on its predecessor, the IL-76; however, the Midas’ refueling capabilities are greatly expanded compared to its earlier cousin. Flying Gas Pump Powered by four Aviadvigatel D-30 KP turbofan engines, the […]

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