Disclosed details of the creation of a heavy transport aircraft "Elephant"

November 5, 2019 Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) introduced the aerodynamic model of the new heavy transport aircraft "Elephant" (in the configuration without plumage). This promising aircraft should replace the long-range An-124 Ruslan. This was reported by the press service of the institute.

It should be noted that before this, TsAGI determined the concept of the future aircraft and designed its design. The next step was the production of the model itself, which has overall dimensions: length - 1,63 m, wingspan - 1,75 m, height - 0,5 m. It is clarified that most of the model is made of aluminum alloys, and heavily loaded elements are made from structural steels. The mass of the model is 120 kg, which makes it suitable for testing in the wind tunnels of the Institute.

The design consists of a smooth wing with removable tips, a fuselage, a removable deck horizontal tail with deflectable two-section elevators, vertical tail with a deflectable two-section rudder, flowing nacelles with pylons and a cowl fairing

- said in a statement TsAGI.

As specified by the deputy chief of the technological department of the pilot production of the scientific and industrial complex of the institute Andrei Sidorov, the production of the model was carried out in stages. The most difficult was the work on the wing, which has a complex shape. This form is necessary for high aerodynamic performance.

It should be added that the presented model is transformable, i.e. it can be tested in various configurations. This model provides ample opportunity to modify the layout elements, including changing the shape of the nose and tail of the fuselage, wingtips, landing gear fairings and other elements.

Until the end of 2019, research on the model in a wind tunnel (installation) of variable density T-106 will begin. We will study the characteristics of cruising modes. In 2020, research will continue on the T-106 and T-102. The aerodynamics in take-off and landing modes will be checked. They plan to carry out visualization of the flow around the model.

It should be recalled that the “Elephant” is intended for the transportation of heavy and bulky goods at a range of 7 thousand km at a speed of 850 km / h. The maximum payload is 180 tons (An-124 has 120 tons). The desired length of the runway (runway) - 3 km, the aircraft will be installed Russian promising dual-circuit turbofan engines PD-35.
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  1. Breard Offline Breard
    Breard (Serg) 5 November 2019 15: 52
    Yes ... hmm ... life goes on in pictures.

    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 5 November 2019 16: 13
      Yes ... hmm ... life goes on in pictures.

      Call TsAGI, they will bring you a model to touch. laughing
      What's wrong? They work, they told us about the test model ..... you immediately ready to roll out the plane?
      1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
        alexneg13 (Alexander) 5 November 2019 21: 51
        It is better to check the aerodynamics in the pipe in the layout than then how to finish the Fu-35 with a rasp (in the American way) after it.
      2. Breard Offline Breard
        Breard (Serg) 6 November 2019 01: 43
        Yes! Indeed ... they demand from Vasherashenskaya aviation science and production - IMPOSSIBLE!
        ALL equipment and weapons are SOVIET ... for almost 30 years! And here they were born the only plane - in the experimental series.
        But regularly and with pleasure .... I post projects, pictures! At the same time .. completely killed civil aviation, such design bureaus - "Yak", "Tu", but now they are generally NOT ABLE to contain two topics separately "Su" and "Mig" - impotence.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 6 November 2019 05: 37
          Drink Corvalvolchik and calm down, do not worry so. request Eka hooked you. lol If you are so wrong, then everyone is doing it right. laughing
        2. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
          Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 6 November 2019 15: 11
          Well, for that matter, then almost all of the Soviet technology is not Soviet, Ron Braun - Korolev copied the missiles. Yes, yes, our space began with FAU-2, GAZ is Ford, VAZ is Fiat. Almost all Soviet scientists and commanders come from Tsarist universities. And this is normal, only continuity can drive progress, otherwise the state will cease to exist.
          1. oracul Offline oracul
            oracul (leonid) 7 November 2019 08: 39
            Sometimes it is better to remain silent so that the stated stupidity does not become obvious. Firstly, von Braun personally raised America’s rocket science, and secondly, the development of science and design, as the history of mankind testifies, follows a common vector for everyone, differing in details.
        3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
          sgrabik (Sergei) 6 November 2019 17: 38
          Better answer the question, what is the former Ukrainian aircraft building firm "Antonov" doing now and how many planes has it built over the past five years ???
        4. anderlint Offline anderlint
          anderlint (Andrei) 11 November 2019 21: 10
          A lie in every word ... MS-21 is precisely Yak-242 ... have developed a new IL-112. The IL-114 is being modernized. IL-95 ... And there’s nothing to say about military aircraft, there almost everything is either new or modernized.
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 November 2019 09: 11
    No wonder they said: "Russia is the homeland - elephants."
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2019 09: 30
    If only they did a cartoon.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 6 November 2019 11: 08
      If only they could do a cartoon

      What for? People do work, check aerodynamics. What does not suit you? Or do you perceive information only through cartoons and comics?
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2019 11: 43
        I'm used to it already ... if not a project, then a cartoon al model.

        But you're right, let's hope ....
  4. ELEFNT 2.1 Offline ELEFNT 2.1
    ELEFNT 2.1 (Marina Pleshko) 6 November 2019 13: 54
    Why does AN - 124 check aerodynamics ...?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 6 November 2019 17: 42
      You got something wrong, this is a completely different plane, and the An-124 was developed in the USSR and it is extremely foolish to attribute its creation only to Kiev.
    2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 6 November 2019 23: 22
      Quote: ELEFNT 2.1
      Why does AN - 124 check aerodynamics ...?

      And who told you that this is An-124?
  5. pafegosoff Offline pafegosoff
    pafegosoff (Arkhip Pafegosov) 7 November 2019 10: 53
    The fact that TsAGI does regular work is commendable.
    The fact that computers are just an auxiliary crutch-backup, and most importantly - natural modeling, started under V.I. Lenin (he seems to have signed a resolution on TsAGI Zhukovsky) is good! In the end, the Krylovites also drive ships around the pools.
  6. Whiskey's organs is delta (Long_Shot) 7 November 2019 13: 42
    Soyuzmultfilm is still alive.