Antonov An-3
Antonov An-3. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Antonov An-3. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.


Biplane An-3, is, in fact, upgraded aircraft An-2.

Instead of the ASh-3IR piston engine, the An-62 uses a more powerful TVD-20 turboprop engine, designed by the Omsk Engine-Building Design Bureau.

The single-engine An-3 is a biplane with fixed landing gear and a TVD-20 engine. The aircraft is equipped with an AB-17 three-bladed reverse propeller. The fuel tanks are located in the upper wing of the aircraft. Optionally, the aircraft can be equipped with modern satellite navigation equipment, multifunctional GPS glonass receiver CH-3301 and emergency-rescue radio beacon ARM-406, operating via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system.

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Work on the project of the AN-3 turboprop began in 1967 year. It was originally planned to use on an airplane engine turboprop-10. But with this engine project was never realized, due to reduced production at the Omsk Engine Design Bureau.

Work on the An-3 engine project continued in 1978. The new engine was designated TBD-20-01. After the development of the engine and its installation on the aircraft, factory tests of the machine began.

The first flight of the An-3 with the TBD-20 engine took place on May 13, 1980. Pilots Gorbik and Ignatenko were the first to test this aircraft in the air. State tests of the aircraft began only in 1986. One of the reasons for such a long period for the start of state tests was the difficulties in organizing the production of TVD-20 engines. By the beginning of 1991, the entire complex of ground and air tests was carried out and the aircraft received permission to operate. But in connection with the events of the early nineties and the subsequent decline in the economy, the An-3 was never put into production.

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Already only in the summer of 1997, at the Antonov ANTK enterprise in Kiev, work on the production of the An-3 aircraft was resumed. The main attention was paid to the production of the transport modification of the An-3T aircraft, capable of carrying up to 1900 kilograms of cargo. At the beginning of 1998 the first An-3T was produced by the Omsk Production Association "Polet". The first flight of this model took place on February 19, 1998. After passing all the tests, on November 21, 2000, the An-3T serial transport biplane was handed over to the now-closed Zapolyarye airline, located in the city of Norilsk.

Airplane Biplane An-3 has the following modifications:

An-3T is a transport aircraft modification.

An-3SKH - version of the aircraft for agricultural work

An-3TBK - aircraft designed for business passengers. This version has a double rectangular windows. It has a wardrobe and luggage compartment.

An-3T-10 - troop-modification. This version of the aircraft used to transport and 10-12 dropping paratroopers.

An-3T-08 - this version is used for patrol and reconnaissance in forestry.

An-3T-07- transport and passenger version capable of carrying up to 12 people.

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Since the design, the AN-3, produced a small series production association "Flight", located in Omsk, with 2000 2009 of the year. Then the production of the aircraft was suspended. In the early 2012 years at the Kiev State Enterprise "Antonov" opened production of An-3-100, which is an updated version of a biplane An-3. Compared with its predecessor, the new AN-3-100, it has a lightweight design, and it will install the upgraded radio and satellite navigation equipment.


Technical characteristics of the AN-3.


First flight: 13 May 1980

Years of mass production: c 2000 2009, at the city

Length: 13,96 m.

Height (land): 4,13 m.

Empty weight: 3610 kg.

Total wing area: 71,51 mXNUMX

Wingspan: 18,17 m

Wingspan: 14,20 m.

Cruising speed: 230 km / h..

Maximum speed: 255 km / h..

Stall speed:. 60 km / h.

Ceiling: 4500 m.

Flight range: 1250 km.

Length of takeoff: 140 m.

Path length: 105 m.

Engines: 1 turboprop engine turboprop-20

Crew: 1-2 people

Number of seats: 12 places 

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An-3 comfortable enough and good airplane. Personally, I have with this machine have only pleasant memories, I was on this plane ever to fly more than once. No troubles, I did not know, probably a good thing. I can tell you one thing, I believe that the An-3 is the pride of our country.

Yes, An-3 for me just a beast ... .. In general, I think that a lot depends on the pilots. I personally flew on this machine a couple of times, but rather jumped from a plane with a parachute. I do not know what feelings people experience when boarding, but that's what I know off. An-3 very smoothly rises, it flies almost silently, but the most important thing is that this machine is very reliable.

An aircraft-3 beautiful, a pity that it was taken out of production. Oh, before the pilots get up on it wonders! It happens that the pilot ever to make a forced landing in the mountains, as the time I was on this plane, and strangely enough no one even noticed as the plane landed. Flies An-3 highly enough and I will remember for a long time on this really nice car.

In 1996 year was my first flight on An-2, flew half an hour. Aircraft regularly pulls down, then up, unforgettable experience, but this is typical and the rest of the small plane. Then there was the Lee-2 Kamchatka. We flew low over the hills, and also a decent chat. It's definitely not something on the trunk, large airplanes, but "well" are rare. But overall a wonderful airplane, landing sites for small and remote localities.

It seems to me that the AN-3 remarkable aircraft. Although I myself had to fall on it 80m year. Then the engine failed as it flew into a bird. But nothing happened and no one was injured, although the aircraft lost the wings, tail and also flew the propeller. Despite this sad story, for me An-3 is and will remain the best plane.


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