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Ilyushin Il-80

Ilyushin Il-80 flying over Moscow on 6 May 2010
Role Airborne command post
Manufacturer Ilyushin
First flight 5 March 1987
Primary user Russian Air Force

The Ilyushin Il-80 (NATO reporting name: Maxdome) is a Russian airborne command and control aircraft. It is a modified Ilyushin Il-86 airliner.


  • Development 1
  • Operation 2
  • Operators 3
  • Similar aircraft 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Aerial refueling Probe-and-drogue system visible at the forward left side of fuselage

The Ilyushin Il-80 has the NATO reporting name Maxdome[1] (though some sources claim it uses the reporting name Camber, like the Il-86 passenger jet).[1] The Russian reporting name for the aircraft is Aimak, or Eimak (Mongolian for "clan,").[1] The aircraft is believed to have first flown in the summer of 1985, with the first post-modification flight taking place on March 5, 1987, and deliveries starting later that year.[1][2] In all, four aircraft are known to have been converted from Il-86s[1] They were registered SSSR-86146 through 86149, and were first observed by western photographers in 1992.[2]

Heavily modified from the [1]

Unlike the standard Il-86 airliner, the Il-80 has two electrical generator pods mounted inboard of the engine nacelles.[1] Each pod is approximately 9.5 metres (32 feet) long and 1.3 metres (4 feet) in diameter.[1] Both pods include landing lights.[1]

Like the E-4B, the aircraft has a dorsal SATCOM canoe, believed to house advanced [1][2]


Upon completion, all four Il-80s were delivered to the 8th Special Purposes Aviation Division at the [1]

As of 2011 three Il-80s remain in service.[1] They are painted in the current livery of [1]



Similar aircraft


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s
  2. ^ a b c d e Taylor, Michael J.H. Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999-2000, 2000. ISBN 1-85753-245-7, pg. 156.
  3. ^ Rendall, David. Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide, 2nd edition, 1999. ISBN 0-00-472212-4, pg. 154.

External links

  • Il-80 (Il-86VKP) images -
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