Smokey Indian Airforce Ilyushin IL76 making it's entry into @delhiairport !
Do you know? The Ilyushin-76 was originally designed for delivering heavy machinery to remote areas of the USSR.
As such it needed to meet the requirements for a heavy-lift freighter with good speed and range, able to operate from short and unprepared airstrips, and capable of coping with the worst weather conditions likely to be experienced in Siberia and the Soviet Union’s Arctic regions. Perfect for Antarctic air operations!
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