El Ilyushin il-40, su predecesor era un aparato de ala baja, con dos cabinas de similar configuracion para 2 tripulantes, con 2 motores turboreactores 993 km/h o 617 mph y un alcance de 1,320 km o 808 millas con tanques lanzables.
The Ilyushin Il-102 was an experimental aircraft developed by the company of the same name as ground attack aircraft, like previous projects of the company, the il-2 il-10 il-40 prototype which il-102 differed, all were protected in the engines, cockpit and fuel tanks with heavy armoragainst ground fire.
As prominent features, saying it was a low-wing monoplane, with two cabins, the pilot in the nose of the aircraft and the weapons officer in the middle of the fuselage facing the tail, which gave a good arc of view against threats that could come from this hemisphere. These cabins were also had bullet-proof glass and seats ejectable K-36. The cabin was equipped with a scope with S-17BTs collimator.
As power plant, the il-102 turbofans mounted two Klimov RD-33I, which is the version without combustion of Mig-29 Fighter, the engines which gave a speed of 950 km / h, with a combat radius of 500km and a range with tanks droppable of 3000km.
Its cargo of weapons including a GSh-30-2 cannon in the lower parts of the fuselage and a GSh-23-L cannon in a turret on the stern of the aircraft. As available droppable cargo holds 6 small bay bombs on the wings with a 100kg load capacity, 6 weapons underwings supports and two under the fuselage giving a total capacity 7200 kg weapons load. we have full range of 100, 250 and 500 kg guided and non-guided conventional bombs, 57mm, 80mm and 130mm rockets containers, surface to air and air-air missile between them emphasize the ability to carry the AA-8 and AA-11 missiles.
Unfortunately its most direct competition, the Su-25 took all the credit, relegating to oblivion the aircraft more all, opening was very interesting to see an A-10 against this weapon system.
The Ilyushin Il-40, its predecessor, was a low-wing unit, with two cockpits of similar configuration for two crew, with two engines RD-9V Turbojet 3250kg afterburning thrust, with a design very similar the Il-102, with the exception that the air intakes, featuring four AM-23 guns and 150 rounds of 23mm.gun under the nose of the aircraft and cannon 23mm AM-23 in a turret in the tail of this. Could lead a weapons load of 1000kg to 1400kg overloaded that included pumps 100, 250 and 500kg, TSR-82 rockets TSR-132 and fuel tanks of 1200 liters, such charges being distributed in four small bombs bays under the wings, each with a capacity of 100kg and 4 subalar supports under the wings. Its maximum speed of 993km / h or 617 mph and a range of 1320 km or 808 miles with drop tanks.