1/144 Trumpeter Ilyushin IL-76

Gallery Article by Amrith M Punja on Jan 26 2015

India Republic Day



Known as the Gajraj (King Elephant) in the Indian Air Force, the IL-76MD forms the strategic/heavy transport fleet. An estimated 28 aircraft are in service in two squadrons. 


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The Trumpeter kit is pretty good with just one small correction to the nose.  Good fit, no putty was used, painted using Tamiya Medium Grey & Flat Black.  The roundels & tail fin flag is from Bright Spark Decals rest of the decals were printed by a fellow modeller Murli Rajan.

Also wishing fellow Indians Happy Republic Day “Jai Hind” 

Amrith M Punja

Photos and text © by Amrith M Punja