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Il-78 Midas

Country of Origin: Russia, Uzbekistan


The Il-78 Midas aerial refueling aircraft is externally identical to the Il-76 Candid medium-/long-range cargo/transport aircraft. The Candid is described in a separate database entry.

The Midas -- as is the Candid -- is similar in size to the now-retired C-141 Starlifter, having been designed to a similar set of specifications. The Midas is lumpier, with prominent chin glazing and a radome, a dorsal hump for the wing carry-through structure and long sponsons for the main landing...

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