An-32B Multipurpose transport aircraft. First flight: 1982 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis  & Marcos Andreou


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NATO reporting name: Cline 

Aircraft turboprop transport featuring the 6,700-kg lifting capacity and intended for countries with hot and/or mountainous climate. The aircraft is powered by two AI-20M or AI-20DM 5,180 hp engines. 

The An-32 prototype maiden flight took place on 9 July, 1976. Since 1982, the aircraft has been in series production at the Kiev-based Aviant plant. There have been built more than 350 aircraft that were exported to India, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Peru, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. 

The An-32 served as a baseline model for deriving the An-32B civilian transport without airborne operations equipment, featuring a 7,200-kg lifting capability, An-32P firefighter capable of carrying 8 tonnes of water, as well as An-32V-200 military airlifter with lifting capacity of 7,500 kg and western-made avionics.

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

An-32B © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Antonov
COUNTRY
Russia / Ukraine
TYPE
Multipurpose transport aircraft
CREW
3-4
POWER-PLANT
2 TE Progress AI-20D Seria 5 (AI-20M)
Power h.p.
2 x 5.110 (5.180)
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
23,68
Height, m
8,75
Wing span, m
29,20
Wing area m2
74,98
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
27.000
Normal take-off, kg
-
Empty aircraft, kg
16.800
Internal fuel, kg
5.445
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
540
Cruising speed, km/h
460-530
Service ceiling, m
9.400
Ferry range, km
2.160
Range, km
800-1.200
Payload, kg
50 soldiers or 42 paratroops or 24 litters with 1 attendant or 6.700 kg freight
ARMAMENT
-

 


PHOTOS  An-32B