Description: Janes reports that the service designation Il-82 has been applied to the Il-76VPK Airborne command post or airborne communications relay (Vozdushnyye Komandnyye Punkt: Airborne Command Post) adaptation of Il-76MD known as version 65C. Two examples (SSSR- [later RA-]76450 and 76451) delivered to Zhukovsky after modifications 22 September and 30 November 1987. The two aircraft (SSSR-76450 and -76451) were photographed at Zhukovsky Flight Research Center 1992, assigned to 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division at Chkalovsky. Two examples remained in the inventory in late 1999, bu tby 2007 only one was believed to remain airworthy.
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