IL-78 Midas Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)



IL-78 landing at Çiğli Air Base, Turkey in June 2011. Photo by Jan Kraak

The first IL-78MP (R09-001) of PAF seen

at Lajes,Portugal on 7 May, 2011 on its first

trip to U.S. Photo by Leandro Rocha


The first IL-78MP (R09-001) seen at Lajes, Portugal on 8 May, 2011.

Photo by Leandro Rocha


The forth and last IL-78MP of PAF seen

at Lajes air port,Portugal on 7 May, 2012.

Photo by Leandro Rocha

Pictures of IL-78 (R09-001) from Izmir Air show 2011, Turkey.. Photos by Tim Beach






IL-78 taking part in Exercise High Mark 2010 exercise. PAF received first IL-78 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft from Ukraine in late 2009.

The fourth and last IL-78 was delivered to PAF in late 2011. IL-78 MRTT has a hose drogue refuelling system with a capacity of

carrying 85,720 kg(188,977 lb) fuel. It has the capability to refuel three aircraft at one timebut aerial refuelling probe in the recipient aircraft

is a pre-requisite. It can be used in both tanker and transport role too.


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