Antonov AN 2

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Technische Daten

Spannweite: 18,2 m oben; 14,2 unten
Länge: 12,7 m
Höhe: 4,1 m
Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 258 km/h
Reisegeschwindigkeit: 190 km/h
Reichweite: ca. 1400 km
Leergewicht: 3450 kg
Zuladung: 5700 kg
Motor: Asch-62
Motorart: 9 Zylinder Sternmotor
Motorstärke: 1000 PS
Besatzung: 2 Piloten + 9 Passagiere
Baujahr: 1952
Ursprungskennung: NVA LSK 802


Designed as an agricultural aircraft by the Soviet Antonov bureau in 1947, the cumbersome 14 seat AN-2 biplane quickly became an all-purpose utility machine for the soviet and satellite air forces, being used for ambulance, troop transport, parachute training, light freighter and aircrew trainer duties, as well as being widely used for many years by civilian operators for crop spraying. It retains its design capability to operate from short grass strips. Probably the biggest biplane still flying today, the AN 2 has a powerful 1,000 hp Shvetsov Ash-621 radial engine, and the type remains in service with some eastern block countries’ air forces. Many others are still operating in civilian hands in East European countries. The AN 2T here was built in 1952 and served with the East German Air Force as LSK 12802, latterly being the personal transport of the Chief of Staff of that service, being flown by the General himself on many occasions. It was sold by the Air Force into the hands of the Fliegendes Museum in 1992 as a result of the re-unification of Germany, when the new combined Luftwaffe retained mainly western types, disposing most of the ex-soviet machines. It’s currently airworthy, with an EU transport category Certificate of Airworthiness, and is once again seen in its original East German Air Force markings.