The new plane is expected to replace Russia’s current fleet of Il-80 ‘Doomsday’ aircraft. File photo: AFP The new plane is expected to replace Russia’s current fleet of Il-80 ‘Doomsday’ aircraft. File photo: AFP
The new plane is expected to replace Russia’s current fleet of Il-80 ‘Doomsday’ aircraft. File photo: AFP
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Russia reportedly working on new ‘Doomsday’ plane

  • ‘Doomsday’ planes serve as flying command and control centres in a disaster like nuclear war
  • The plane is based off the Il-96-400M airliner and will replace Russia’s current fleet of Il-80s

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The new plane is expected to replace Russia’s current fleet of Il-80 ‘Doomsday’ aircraft. File photo: AFP The new plane is expected to replace Russia’s current fleet of Il-80 ‘Doomsday’ aircraft. File photo: AFP
The new plane is expected to replace Russia’s current fleet of Il-80 ‘Doomsday’ aircraft. File photo: AFP
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