The dimensions of An-74T-100 cargo compartment were optimized in accordance with main kinds of transported cargo and allow transporting cargo in containers and packed on rigid pallets. The compartment also provides an opportunity to transport non-standard cargo (bales, barrels, etc.) and non-self propelled and self propelled wheeled materiel (automobiles of "UAZ", "RAF", "Jeep-C47" ARO-240, etc. types).
Cargo door opening is covered with a ramp, which can be lowered down on the ground and used as entrance stairs or slid forward under the fuselage, which makes it comfortable to load the aircraft right from the truck.
Loading and unloading cargo, packed on pallets, cargo in containers and other kinds of cargo is done with airborne cargo handling device with lifting capacity of 2500 kgf (24,5 kN). Loading and unloading self propelled materiel is performed by its own motion, while non-self propelled wheeled materiel is loaded and unloaded with a towing tractor and cable cargo handling device.
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