Antonov An-24
Antonov An-24. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Antonov An-24. A photo. Video. Interior layout. Characteristics. Reviews.


The twin-engine, turboprop, Antonov An-24, was developed for passenger air transportation and is intended for operation on domestic airlines.

Antonov An-24

In 50-th year 20-century noted active development of aviation technology, at this time, and there were more advanced gas turbine engine. For this reason, the leadership of the former Soviet Union to the problem designer DC was set Antonov to establish a qualitatively new military transport aircraft model, called AN-24. Despite this, priority is also given to the passenger version of the aircraft.


History of An-24


The prototype of the An-24 airplane produced its first flight in the fall of 1959. At the beginning of 60, one of the new "Anov" was redesigned into a transport version called An-24T. But by all characteristics it was more cargo than a transport plane. It did not provide for a special loading ramp or at least a cargo hatch. Loading into this aircraft could be made only through hatches that were located in the side of the hull. But still the transport model differed from the standard reinforced floor in the cargo hold, and an additional hatch was installed on the right side, through which the loading should be carried out.


Summer 1960-year designers has been designed and developed version of AN-24, which had an extra engine in the right nacelle, and the most important thing is that it was a jet engine that had traction in 900 kg. While using the engine made possible the qualitative improvement of aircraft characteristics during takeoff.

Antonov An-24 1 photo

Transport model has successfully passed state tests in 1963 year, but this model had too many complaints from the transport aircraft commanders.


The main problem was the absence of a cargo hatch in the tail of the aircraft. For this and many other reasons, it was decided to build a new machine that could meet all the requirements. To build a new transport An-24, Antonov's design bureau started in the winter of 65 year. The prototype of An-24 was taken as a basis for creating a new car. The tests of the new unit were carried out for two years with 1965 for 1966 year. During the tests, much attention was paid to the quality of landing from the aircraft. Serial production of a new transport airliner began at the end of 66 at the Irkutsk aircraft plant.


The production of the An-24 aircraft continued until 1979, more than 1200 aircraft were manufactured, more than 1000 units being produced at the Kiev Aviant plant. This aircraft was also produced by China, but under its own name Xian Y-7. Soon, this model of the aircraft became very popular in all airlines in the territory of our country, it served more than 450 different airlines. Its popularity has spread beyond the territory of our homeland, since this car was exported to 25 countries of the world.


Features and characteristics of the AN-24


An-24 had excellent flight characteristics. All aircraft maintenance can perform 7 people in flight, namely: aircraft commander, navigator, co-pilot, flight engineer, radio operator and two flight operators. Two turboprop engine was installed on this machine, which had more than 2,5 thousand horsepower each. They were fitted with screws with four blades, which had a diameter of almost 4 meters.

Antonov An-24 photo

Fuel is supplied to the engines from 4 tanks, which are located in the wings of the aircraft, and each wing has two tanks, which provide the corresponding engine, it is also possible to combine all the tanks into one system. When the two engines are operating in optimal mode with a load of 5,5 tons, the plane can cover a path of a thousand kilometers. Even if one of the engines fails, the plane can continue flying and reach its destination. This aircraft fully meets the requirements for stability and controllability, which are put forward by passenger airliners of this class.


The structure of the AN-24 body is all-metal monoplane, where wings were highly placed. The entire body of the aircraft is designed as a pressurized cabin, which is divided into front and rear load compartment, passenger compartment and the cockpit. It also includes a wardrobe, a toilet, a snack bar and lobby. The entire body of the aircraft has twenty windows. In an aircraft emergency exits thought.


Plumage single-fin, which was set forkil. The wing has a trapezoidal caisson type and high elongation. The components of the units are two wing spar odnoschelevye flaps, which are able to deflect. chassis system has been represented by three pillars, which were removed in the body of the aircraft. Each strut has a double wheel on which the brake system installed.

Antonov An-24 photo booths

Aircraft maintenance electricity produced two generators that were installed on the engines. They provide a constant voltage to 27 volts, as well as three-phase voltage in volts 36. In the event of an accident or breakdown generators aircraft could be powered by two batteries.


Like many other models of aircraft, the An-24 is equipped with a system that does not allow the fuselage icing. Most prone to icing engine air intakes and wings. To avoid this problem, the designers thought was the air-heating system, which is powered by electricity. In case of depressurization of the plane body was thought system which can provide oxygen to all the people on board.


When designing a special attention was paid to the constructors reliability and easy operation. Both pilots were able to steer the boat, because the management has been duplicated at each of them. This was done in case of failure of one of the control panels. This aircraft model has an electric autopilot, which greatly facilitates the work of the pilots. An Airliner-24 had enough modern and reliable radar equipment at the time.


Passenger model An-24 was designed for the transport of 50 passengers and their luggage for a short distance. As a rule, they were used for local passenger transport. The resource usage of the new aircraft An-24 50 was increased to thousands of hours of flight, the figure was the highest in the entire USSR.

Antonov An-24 2 photo

If necessary, the AN-24 may be made more comfortable versions, in which case the number of passengers can be significantly smaller depending on the order. The models of this aircraft can be easily converted into the cargo version or cargo-passenger. Such metamorphoses with cabin You can do very quickly, because the passenger seats are removable.


The advantage of this model is the fact that it can be operated in all seasons, it is possible to embark on a snow-covered, sandy and soggy ground. Takeoff and landing An-24 can carry on a fairly short runways, because it needs only 650 meters for take-off.

This model is different from other high efficiency of flight that allows you to effectively use it even on short-haul routes in 250 kilometers. Especially in the case of airlines wishing to use the services of so many.

Antonov An-24 545 photo

Antonov An-24 has rightly become the progenitor of a whole family of aircraft for different purposes. Today, there are more than 40 modifications of this machine.


Accidents An-24


According to the statistics at the beginning of the year was lost 2014 162 machines AN-24. All the losses were linked to factors such as the plane crash, some machines were destroyed on the ground during the war. As a result of catastrophes of all time use of the aircraft was lost man 2120, 29 of them were on the ground at the time of the crash. Passenger aircraft An-24 33 times tried to steal, these attempts at killing human 4.

The development of a project for a short-haul aircraft for local airlines with turboprop engines began in connection with the need to replace the obsolete IL-14which used piston engines. This project, numbered 32-40, was proposed by the Antonov Design Bureau in 1956.

After approval of the project, in 1958 year, began the development of the aircraft. According to the technical requirements, the projected plane was to be used in a wide temperature range, to land on unprepared airfields and small, to make the flight with a payload of at least four tonnes and have a flight range of at least 500 kilometers.

An-24 photo

Antonov An-24 2


The plane was ready by mid-year 1959. Two Ivchenko AI-24 turboprop engines with an AB-72 propeller were installed on it. 

On October 20, 1959, the first An-24, under the command of test pilot GI Lysenko, took off. At the beginning of 1961, a program of state tests of the An-24 aircraft began.

The vehicle produced is reliable and requires minimal ground equipment. The thrust of the aircraft per unit of mass was greater than that of many comparable aircraft of the time. The aircraft's engines also have a good layout, being on a high wing, which allows for more protection, and the propeller blades from foreign debris.

Upon completion of all test flights, in 1962, at the Kiev aircraft building plant, now the Antonov plant, serial production of the aircraft for the airport began. The first flight on the serial An-2, with passengers on board, was performed in September 1962. A month later, in October 1962, An-2 began to serve the regular route along the Kiev-Kherson route. Later, the direction "Moscow-Voronezh-Saratov" was added.

Thanks to its sturdy airframe and good operational performance and not demanding a large airfields, aircraft An-24, was adapted not only for passenger flights, but also to perform many minor problems. For example, such as ice reconnaissance, cargo transportation, search and rescue and fire-fighting operations.

An interior-24

Antonov An-24 Salon


On the basis of the original aircraft An-24 the following modifications were made:

  • An-2A is a modification designed to carry 44 passengers.

  • An-24B is a passenger version capable of carrying up to 52 passengers.

  • An-24R - aircraft variant for signals intelligence needs.

  • An-24RT - military transport aircraft modification

  • An-24SHT - HQ version of the aircraft

  • An-24FK - a version of the aircraft designed for aerial photography

  • An-24PP - version equipped devices length analysis of radioactive contamination

  • An-24PC - search and rescue variant of the An-2.

  • An-24LP - modification of the AN-2 designed for fighting forest fires.


Driving An interior-24

Antonov An-24 interior scheme


There have also been produced and are in the projects, and other modifications of the An-24, designed to perform a wide range of other tasks.

Over the entire period of serial production, c 1962 1979 by year produced about 1300-24 An aircraft. In today's time, according to various estimates, in operation it is about a hundred of these machines.

The An-24 aircraft was also produced in China, since 1984, under the designation Xian Y-7. Since 2000, China has continued to produce a modified version of this aircraft, called the Xian MA60. Today, the An-24 is the successor to the An-140 cargo-passenger turboprop aircraft, designed by the Ukrainian state enterprise Antonov ANTK.


Technical characteristics of the AN-24


  • First flight: October 20 1959 years

  • Years of mass production: c 1962 1979, at the city

  • Length: 23,53 m.

  • Height: 8,32 m.

  • Empty weight: 13350 kg.

  • Wing area: 74,98 sqm

  • Wingspan: 29,20 m.

  • Cruising speed: 460 km / h..

  • Maximum speed: 540 km / h..

  • Stall speed: 270-280 km / h

  • Ceiling: 7800 m.

  • Flight range: 1800-2800 km.

  • Length of takeoff: 850-1000 m.

  • Path length: 580-590 m.

  • Maximum capacity: 6500 kg.

  • Engines: 2 turboprop engines AI-24

  • Crew: 3-5 people

  • Number of passenger seats: up to 52 seats


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My father spent the entire professional part of his life, from school to retirement, flew on it at the Novosibirsk airport without any excesses. He took me with him to fly, flew in the cockpit, what bright impressions so far. Flying now on a modern liner, to be honest in comfort, I do not see much of a difference. At least on the AN 24 could land with many failures of different systems in the aircraft. Concerning modern devices .... I doubt!

I always fly on the AN-24 now Pskovavia. The aircraft is excellent. Udivitelyny, given that in 1959, he was released. Just put on the headphones, I listen to music.

Many flew on it as a child to her grandmother, on New Year's kanikuly.Pervuyu flew half way on the super convenient il86, the rest of the way to the very toshnotno an24.Samolёt course, greatly swayed.

He served as a radio operator 80-82 the AN-24. Reliable, workaholic without unnecessary queries. Take-off and landing with no-primer question.

An-24 for me is classy reliable Soviet aircraft. In Saratov, where I live such a plane can be seen every day. Previously, he was flying all the time, and now you can see it in the sky, but it is already causing sadness as soon obsolete An-24 we will only remember. This airplane is very durable and comfortable, and most importantly, reliable. What can I say, in the Soviet Union were able to make airplanes.

I confirm! A good plane. I flew in Saratov for seven years from Tyumen, two years as a co-pilot, 5 years as a commander. Flights were all night, the flight was as follows: Tyumen-Ufa-Saratov-Tyumen. The lane in Saratov was "Gorbom"; it was necessary to land there exactly according to the signs, without flying. In general, it was always a pleasant drive, you will not relax. The airfield is within the city, at night in good weather all of Saratov is on fire, beautiful! The plane is wonderful, it flew like clockwork for 7 years. then he left for the Tu-154.

I personally flew to An-24 a couple of times. I consider this plane to be quite normal. As for the finish, so it is quite primitive for our time, but here are the small armchairs are very comfortable. I consider An-24 to be a very comfortable aircraft, unlike modern cars, in which passengers sit like herrings wrapped in cans. The most comfortable place behind, the noise is almost inaudible, and does not reel much. It's clear, when bad weather conditions, the plane staggers a little, but when the weather is good you can enjoy the landscapes floating below. In general, the plane for its class is just perfect.

I know that is the An-24 and honestly could not rate it, because during the flight felt only fear. I'm just not morally prepared for the flight, but the only thing I noticed that the AN-24 flies relatively quiet, I was able to assess precisely. Despite the fear, I felt comfortable, and when they announced boarding, we were given sweets, so we were not worried. He sits in this car quite soft and does not shake. The only thing that confuses me is his age, too much this old airplane.

I flew to An-24 several times. Normal turboprop aircraft. According to physical sensations, he is not inferior to ATR. Of course, the finish is primitive, but sitting in armchairs is quite convenient, even with my growth in 193 see. Moreover, in many modern aircraft, you feel like a herring in a jar. Behind the most comfortable places - noise from the engines a little, the noisiest are opposite the screws (to the noise of the engines is usually added vibration and rumble of the screws). Of course, in bad weather the plane shakes violently. But in its good you can see the landscapes floating below, even people can really see. For my class, I think that the plane is quite good.

An-24 well, just an amazing machine. With this aircraft in my very best childhood memories. I was a child all the time, flew to his aunt to visit. I remember how comfortable were seat belts are strong, green curtains, luggage shelves. Also, do not forget the lightweight plastic smell in the cabin. I always watched the spinning propellers, shaking the curtains, and when the plane is landing, out of the chassis. In general, the aircraft is a miracle, it is a pity that will no longer produce such cars!



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