PZL MIELEC (ANTONOV) AN-2R COLT

The Antonov AN-2 was originally designed as a short takeoff and landing aircraft for use in agriculture.  It’s simple, robust design led to its use in many other fields as well.  It has seen extensive use as both a military and a commercial passenger and cargo aircraft, fire fighter, paratroop carrier, and to carry scientific equipment.  The AN-2 first flew in 1947 and even then, the design was a throwback to an earlier era.  The large propeller driven biplane featured a metal fuselage but used fabric covered wings and control surfaces.  The aircraft is specifically designed for small unimproved airfields and features leading edge slats that greatly reduce the aircraft’s minimum speed.  At least 5,000 AN-2s were built in the Soviet Union between 1947 and 1960 when production moved to Poland.  The PZL Mielec factory built approximately 13,000 more aircraft before series production ended in 1991 but limited numbers continued to be produced for special orders until 2001. 

Wingspan

59 ft 9 in

Length

40 ft 8 in

Height

13 ft 5 in

Weight

11,993 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

160 mph

Service Ceiling

14,800 ft

Range

525 miles

Engine

One Shvetsov Ash-62IR radial piston engine with 1,010 horsepower

Crew

2

Manufacturer
PZL Mielec

Markings
Aeroflot Soviet Airlines, 1985

Designation
AN-2R Colt

Registration
CCCP-32682, N75AN, HR-ARR

Serial Number
1G211-41

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