Antonov An-6


An-6 - version of the high-altitude reconnaissance weather developed in OKB-153 them. Antonova at the end of 40-ies on the basis of the unit An-2.

In terms of aerodynamic configuration represented a single-engine biplane bracing, which has an additional cabin in the pitching ground.

History of An-6

The first flight of an airplane, atmospheric sounder, which received factory designation "K", occurred at altitudes 6-8 21.03.1948 km of Novosibirsk. In contrast to the basic AN-2, the aircraft was equipped with a cabin with workplace meteorologist who placed at the bottom of the keel. The plane "K" held a series of tests in which it was revealed that the propulsion system does not provide the required climb and needs work. In October 1948, the car made a rough landing due to rupture of the control rod of the power plant was damaged.


In 1950-153 GV OKB began to re-build high-altitude atmospheric sounder. The developers decided to improve the draft "C" with a new engine with a turbocharger TC-19, created SA Treskin. As a result, the car has received an updated power 850 hp and it was able to climb up to 9500 m.

A bit later the plane was called An-23A or AN-6 1951, and in December, the program passed state tests in the Air Force Research Institute.

Serial production of the An-6 held in 1956-1958 years.


09.06.1954/11/248 - at the Svyatoshino airfield (Kiev) pilots V. A. Kalinin and V. Baklaikin set an altitude record for aircraft of this class - XNUMX XNUMX m.

Antonov An-6

Antonov An test pilots-6

In addition to the sensing of the atmosphere, An-6 used as a transport option in the highlands.

An-6 characteristics:

Modification   An-6
Wingspan, m   18.18
Aircraft Length m   12.73
Height, m   4.68
Wing area, m2   43.60
Weight, kg  
  empty aircraft   3640
  maximum take-off   5250
engine's type   1 PD Shvetsova ASH-62IR
Power, hp   X 1 1000
Maximum speed km / h   280
Cruising speed, km / h   185
Practical range, km   1600
Practical ceiling, m   10000
Crew   2


Another brilliant development of the Antonov Design Bureau, which it is impossible not to admire. Though flown for a long time, but the experience will last a lifetime.


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