We, at Pinnacle are now specialising in making scaled down models/ lapel pins and cufflinks of existing and phased out aircraft. The intricate detailing calls for the utmost perfection in production. The same can be seen in the models that have already been created for a few of our premier Indian Air Force Squadrons.
The Ilyushin IL-76, NATO codename "Candid", is a 4-engined heavy transport aircraft in widespread use in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. The aircraft was first conceived in 1967, to meet a requirement for a freighter able to carry a payload of 40,000 kg over a range of 5,000 km in less than six hours, able to operate from short and unprepared airstrips, and capable of coping with the worst weather conditions such as in Siberia. The aircraft is used to drop paratroopers, carry troops and combat material including medium-sized battle tanks. It is equipped with a defensive aids suite, comprising a radar warner, infrared flare cartridges and two guns. It first flew on March 25, 1971, and is still in production in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Maximum Speed: 760km/h to 780km/h.