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Antonov An-26. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Antonov An-26. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

The twin-engine turbine turbine Antonov An-26, originally developed as a military transport aircraft, reassigned for the transport and landing of personal military personnel and cargo. An-26, was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau, based on the An-24 passenger aircraft, and, in fact, is its modernization. The flight of the An-26 is designed for short and medium distances. Ferry distance of the aircraft is more than two thousand kilometers.

The design of the An-26 aircraft consists of an all-metal fuselage with a high-positioned, reinforced wing and one-fin vertical tail. The back of the fuselage is equipped with a cargo hatch, 2,40 meter wide, with a folding ramp, specially designed for the AN-26. Under the wings of the aircraft, An-26, two turboprop engines AI-24BT with a left-turning propeller and an automatically variable pitch, AB-72, are installed on the gondolas. Also on the right engine nacelle is installed auxiliary turbojet engine RU-19A-300.

This reactive power setting is used to start the main engines onboard AI-24VT, as well as to provide additional traction when climbing during takeoff or failure of one of the main engines. The engine nacelles also established basic, two-wheeled, retractable landing gear.

An 26 photo

Antonov An-26 34

The decision on the development of the An-26 12 aircraft was made in March 1968 years.

Assembling the first test model was completed in December 20 1968 years.

His first flight of An-26 was made by 21 in May of 1969, under the command of pilot Y. Ketov. Then the program of state tests of the aircraft began. Since the plane was planned to be used for landing purposes, special attention was paid to the opening of the cargo hatch in flight. Also, the aircraft was tested at high altitude.

The first serial An-26 was produced at the Kiev aircraft building plant, 29 August 1962. Mass production of aircraft began with the 1970 year, after the end of all official state tests. And on May 26 1975 of the year An-26, the USSR Ministry of Defense was adopted.

An 26 cabin

Antonov An-26 3434

An aircraft-26 Production continued until 1986 years.

12 On July 1999, the conversion of the An-26 aircraft and the civil transport An-26B to passenger aircraft began to replace the outdated An-24. The upgraded passenger versions of the aircraft received the designation An-26-100 and An-26Б-100. These aircraft are equipped with four additional portholes on each side. Passenger seats manufactured by Aviastar joint-stock company are installed on these cars. These aircraft are equipped with refrigeration equipment, as well as optional video equipment or other household devices. At present, two versions of the An-26B-100 aircraft are used. The first option is designed to carry the passenger 31, the second option is completed with 43 passenger seats. The An-26-100 aircraft usually has an 43 passenger seat.

In 1992, in China, at the Xian aircraft factory, the civilian version of the Y-7H500 aircraft was released. This model is made of an earlier transport aircraft, the Y-7H, which in turn is a copy of the Soviet An-26 aircraft.

Antonov An-26 was produced in the following versions:

  • An-26B - civil version for container traffic

  • An-26BRL - aircraft designed to conduct ice reconnaissance

  • An-26P - version designed for fire services

  • An-26 «Sphere" - version with installed equipment for the study of atmospheric conditions

  • An-26SH - aircraft variant for the preparation and training navigators.

  • An-26M - Medical version of the aircraft

  • An-26-100 - civilian aircraft for passenger traffic.

  • An-26B "Cyclone" - this version of the aircraft carries equipment to disperse the storm clouds.

  • An-26PTP - option ELINT

  • In addition to these modifications, designed and other variants of the AN-26.

An interior-26 scheme

Antonov An-26 place

Total production was released about 1400-26 An aircraft. In today's time the passenger version of the aircraft, the An-26-100, as well as several other modified An-26 continue to be used on the lines of air transport.

Technical characteristics of the AN-26-100

Antonov An-26. Gallery.

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  • First flight: May 21 1969 years

  • Years of mass production: c 1969 1986, at the city

  • Length: 23,80 m.

  • Height: 8,58 m.

  • Empty weight: 15020 kg.

  • Wing area: 74,98 sq.m.

  • Wingspan: 29,20 m.

  • Cruising speed: 440 km / h..

  • Maximum speed: 540 km / h..

  • Stall speed: 260-280 km / h

  • Ceiling: 7500 m.

  • The range of the aircraft: 1100 km.

  • Range: 2600 km.

  • Length of takeoff: 870 m.

  • Run length: 650 m.

  • Load capacity: 5550 kg.

  • Engines: AI-2BT turboprop engine 24

  • Crew: 5 man

  • Passenger capacity: 35-43 seats

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With 1985 for 2000, the year was lucky to work in Chukotka as the head of the ATB shift. The main match is An-24 and An-26B. Lovely cars. Reliable, easy to operate. I note, perhaps, one minus - this is, of course, the technology of the middle of the last century - it is not easy for all units and units to get to service, not to mention the replacement. And vseravno about these machines were only positive memories. Hearing in the sky a familiar "voice" AI-24 involuntarily raise your head to look with a familiar swallow. I consider An-26 to be one of the best Soviet-era aircraft. I loved, I love and I will love!

Super aircraft - AN-26. I had to work with this machine for many years. This aircraft is very reliable and hardy. With regard to the range and load it all perfectly acceptable. My opinion will never change and I think that this aircraft is the An-26 can not be replaced by another.

An-26 for me is a reliable aircraft. Personally, I flew on this plane 20 years as commander. In all that time I never once did not know that such a malfunction. For me, the An-26 super car, and if I had to fly on a plane right now, I'd love to chose Ahn-26.

I think An-26 reliable and proven over many years of flying. In Kostroma, the aircraft is operated with 2006 years, both as cargo and passenger options. And on this side and on the other side of the aircraft it has proven itself just fine, so the bad reviews about the plane, probably not, but if there is, then personally from myself I will say that I do not support them.

He flew from Kostroma to St. Petersburg, comfortable, everything is fine. Many are left meaningless responses, did not really understand. True tickets for it I got to work.

An-26 is not a trough, as some claim. This is the most reliable domestic turboprop aircraft. But the most important thing is that this flying machine, every passenger feels just comfort. Personally, I flew AN-26 few times in summer and winter. I have only good impressions so bad I can not say anything.

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