The authors of the unique Russian development are engineers of the Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), where bench tests of the novelty are currently being carried out.
Studies show that airplanes with two fuselages are lighter on takeoff, their wing bending moments are less than that of conventional ones, and in order to take off they cost less thrust. And they only need three engines, that is, one less.
It will take less time to load and unload the transport "two-body", while the process itself becomes simpler and more convenient. If earlier the transportation of personnel and military equipment of the landing subunits was carried out by different aircraft, now all this can be delivered to the landing area "in one bottle."
There is also a civilian option for regional dual-use aviation. If necessary, he will be able to transport passengers (up to 50 people) or cargo (up to 6 tons), respectively, for 1500 and 1000 km.