First flight for Russian Ilyushin Il-112V

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The newest Russian light military transport aircraft Il-112V, designed to replace the Ukrainian An-26, made the first flight on March 30.

During the 30-minute test flight, the first prototype was accompanied by an Il-114LL chase aircraft.
The pair made three circles over the city of Voronezh at 135 knots.

The Il-112V is the first military transport aircraft that was created from scratch in the post-Soviet period, said UAC Vice-President , General Director of Il PJSC, Alexei Rogozin.

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