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An-32P - Lightweight transport aircraft, developed based on An-32 with the main purpose of fire extinguishing. It is a hight-wing monoplane with turbobrop twin-engined, and retractable landing system. The aircraft has special equipment such as meteorological ammunition to cause artificial rainfall over the fire.

In 1994, a contract was signed with the Israeli company ELBIT for 3 An-32P fire-fighting aircraft to be used in fire fighting in a mountainous area in Portugal. The aircraft made up to 12 exits daily. In 16 days the three aircraft made 545 exits and showed high performance and very good reviews from the European fire brigade and thus continued to cooperate.

 

On 6 July 1994, crash of an Antonov An-32P Firekiller (s/n UR-48018B) in Portugal, on a firefighting mission, only one of the crew saved.

 

In 2005, four An-32Ps were acquired by Libya

 

 Since 2008, four An-32P fire-fighting aircraft have been part of the special aviation detachment of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

 


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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Antonov
COUNTRY
Ukraine
TYPE
Firefighting aircraft
CREW
3-4
POWER-PLANT
2 TE Progress AI-20M
Power h.p.
2 x 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
3.670 - 5.445
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
540
Cruising speed, km/h
460-530
Height flights of (firefighting aircraft), m 300-1.500
Service ceiling, m
9.400
Ferry range, km
1.700
Range, km
800-1.200
Payload, kg
30 passengers with 10 special parcels/ firefighting equipment or 8.000 kg

 


PHOTOS  An-32P FireKiller