1957 ANTONOV AN-2 “ANNIE / ANNUSHKA”

AN-2 aircraft was produced by Antonov aircraft factory in Soviet Union in 1946 and it is still the biggest double-winged and single-engined aircraft in the world. This aircraft which has nicknames as “Annushka” and “Annie” is designed to be used in the fielsds of farming and forestry. Different versions have also been produced for disinfection, ambulance service, fire fighting, and parachute jumping. The widely known version is An-2T passenger plane. It has a closed cockpit and a capacity of twelve passengers. It is metal-constructed and cloth-covered.

The first prototype flew in August 31, 1947. During this flight, Shvetsov ASh-21 radial engine which is also known as SKh-1 was used. Later, Shvetsov Ash-62 engine is used in order to increase the transport load of the plane.

After 1960, most of the An-2’s have been produced in the WSK factory in Mielec, Poland. More than 13.000 planes have been constructed before the productions come to an end in 1991.
Recently AN-2’s have became popular as passenger planes due to their safety and strength especially in the USA and Canada.

Airworthy Antonov AN-2 with the serial number 17805 was manufactured in 1957 and was brought to M.S.Ö. Air & Space Museum in February 2020 by Kamuran KESKİN and Yener SONUŞEN.

An-2 in use at USSR

THK Antonov

Specifications:

Crew

Capacity

Length

Upper wingspan

Lower wingspan

Height

Wing area

Empty Weight

MTOW

Fuel capacity

Max. speed

Cruising Speed

Stall Speed

Range

Climbing speed

Fuel Consumption

Propellers

Engine

1-2

12 passengers / 2.140 kg.

12,4 M

18,2 M

14,2 M

4,1 M

71,52 m²

3.300 KG

5.440 KG

1.200 LT

258 KM / H

190 KM / H

50 KM / H

845 KM

3,5 M / S

185-200 L/S

4 BLADED FIXED SPEED PROPELLER

1 x SHVETSOV ASH-62IR 9 CYLINDERED, AIR-COOLED, SUPER-CHARGED RADIAL ENGINE, 750 kW (1.010 HP)

Crew 1-2 KG

Capacity 12 passengers / 2.140 kg.

Length 12,4 M

Upper wingspan 18,2 M

Lower wingspan 14,2 M

Height 4,1 M

Wing area 71,52 M²

Empty Weight 3.300 KG

MTOW 5.440 KG

Fuel capacity 1.200 LT

Max. speed 258 KM / H

Cruising Speed 190 KM / H

Stall Speed 50 KM / H

Range 845 KM

Climbing speed 3,5 M / S

Fuel Consumption 185-200 L/S

Propellers 4 BLADED FIXED SPEED PROPELLER

Engine 1 x Shvetsov Ash-62IR 9 cylindered, air-cooled, super-charged radial engine, 750 kW (1.010 hp)