An-72 Coaler Multipurpose transport aircraft. First flight: 1977

 


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It is a STOL transport powered by two D-36 6,500-kgf turbofan engines and featuring a lifting capacity of 7.5-10 tonnes.
The prototype's maiden flight was made on 31 August, 1977. Under series production since 1985 at the Kharkov-based State Aircraft Production Plant (KhGAPP). 

Over 150 aircraft have been built. The An-74 designation was initially assigned to the polar version of the An-72 (built in 1983). Later, all civilian versions of that aircraft family were given that designation. 

The series production of the An-74 commenced at the KhGAPP in 1989 with the Polyot plant (Omsk) beginning its series production in 1993. 

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

An-72 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Antonov
COUNTRY
Russia/ Ukraine
TYPE
Multipurpose transport aircraft
CREW
4-5
POWER-PLANT
2 TJE Progress D-36 (D-436)
Thrust, kN
2 x 63,74 (2 x 73,62)
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
28,07
Height, m
8,75
Wing span, m
31,89
Wing area m2
98,62
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
34.500
Normal take-off, kg
30.500
Empty aircraft, kg
19.050
Internal fuel, kg
12.950
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
750
Cruising speed, km/h
550-600
Service ceiling, m
10.000
Range, km
4.800-5.000
Max Range, km ( pay load 10.000 kg), km 1.150
Payload, kg 68 soldiers or 57 paratroops, or 24 litter with attendants or 10.000 kg freight.
ARMAMENT
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