An-70 Multipurpose transport aircraft / Strategical transport aircraft. First flight:1994 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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The An-70 is a transport aircraft powered by four D-27 propfans and featuring a lifting capacity of 35 tonnes. The An-70 prototype’s maiden flight took place on 16 December 1994, with the aircraft crashing on 10 February 1995. On 24 April, 1997, the flight testing of the second prototype commenced. In 2002, it is to be joined by another prototype nearing completion at Antonov ANTK, which, in turn, will be followed by first production planes. The military transport version of the An-70 became the base for deriving the An-70T civilian transport. 

The aircraft is slated for series production at the Aviant (Kiev) and Aviakor (Samara) plants. The An-7X export version programme has been devised for the company to took part in the joint airlifter tender for Western Europe and other prospective buyers. The versions offered are the An-70 four-D-27-powered military transport basic version featuring short take-off and landing and lifting capacity of 20-35 tonnes, a tanker plane, an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, SAR or naval patrol aircraft; An-70-100 a version featuring an upgraded avionics and smaller crew; An-70T - four-D-27-powered civilian transport with a lifting capacity of 20-35 tonnes, An-70T-100 a version of the An-70T with a lifting capacity of 10-30 tonnes powered by two D-27 engines;

Profan D-27 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

An-70TK-a convertible civilian cargo/passenger aircraft capable of seating 150 passengers or carrying 30-tonne cargo, also it could be built in the following versions-forest firefighter, ecological environment monitoring aircraft, etc.;
An-70T-200-a version of the An-70T-100 powered by two NK-93 engines; 
An-70T-300-a version of the An-70T-100 fitted with two CFM56-5C4 engines; 
An-70T-400-a version of the An-70T powered by four CFM56-5C4 engines.

  


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An-70 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Antonov
COUNTRY
Russia/ Ukraine
TYPE
Multipurpose transport aircraft/ Strategical transport aircraft
CREW
3-5
POWER-PLANT
4 TE Progress, Propfan D-27
Power h.p.
4x13.800
Thrust-to-weight ratio
0,455
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
40,73
Height, m
16,38
Wing span, m
44,06
Wing area m2
204
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
130.000
Normal take-off, kg
112.000
Empty aircraft, kg
55.000
Useful load, kg
35.000
Wing loading, kg/m2
637,25
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
750-800
Cruising speed, km/h
650-700
Service ceiling, m
8.600-9.600
Range, ( pay load 35.000 kg), km:
3.800
-20.000 kg
7.400
-30.000 kg
5.000
take-off runway, m
1.700 (600-800)