Ty134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 106 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6666 times:
Don't know if there ever was a discussion about this...
I read somewhere in the net that the IL-76 could load certain containers, fitted with a cabin for pax transport. It looked just like a normal ecco cabin. I also remember that this was more than one containter, and each could fit around 30 (?) pax. It was not for troop transport, but explicitely for use as an commercial airliner.
The above info is all I ever found on this topic. Someone told me that the Air Kazakhstan IL-76 colliding with the Saudia (?) 747 over India was equipped in this way.
Now maybe this is a legend, but it's on my mind for ages and I want to learn more about it (and maybe hitch a ride )
Is ther any further info on this topic? Are there any pictures? Anything welcome!!!
All the best!!!
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28520 posts, RR: 84 Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6561 times:
The IL-76 was used for both military and civilian transport. US military airlift planes have cargo pallets with economy class seating for use by civilians (like DoD or DoS officials), so I expect the Soviets / Russians use(d) something similar.
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8291 posts, RR: 26 Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6501 times:
Well, the "passengers" were traders who chartered the Il76 to have enough space and capacity for their purchases in India to carry back home. Meaning, that flight had a dual purpose. Similar to Imelda Marcos when she went shopping in NY, requiring a PAL 747 to carry the loot.
No airline in their right mind would usse the Il 76 as a passenger aircraft
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8291 posts, RR: 26 Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6202 times:
Yes, but these are the rare exceptions, you can do that with a c-130 as well but it would probably be more expensive., in essence, it is a transport of equipment to a remotre location which also carries passengers and far from an airline style operation.
usafret From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5390 times:
Sec State was actually riding fairly economically as there was no slide in DV cubicle which is palletized and loaded towards the front. It is a private suite for the "DV" aboard. In the 1980s the Military Airlift Commander (CINCMAC) had a C-141 with a special slide in which had nice seating, a conference table, lavatory and galley for use in this cargo aircraft. They can slide in passenger seats on the C-17 as they did in the old days with the venerable C-141. It is a cold ride though on either plane so they handed out blankets. I flew a few times as a passenger on a C-141 and C-5 in the upstairs pax configured compartment.