“Izdelie 181” Experimental aeroplane © Diego Silvestre

Photos from the personal collection of Diego Silvestre


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An experimental aircraft was created in the late 1980s by Antonov Design Bureau, under the guidance of aircraft designer Nicolas Afanasevich Orlov.

 

“Izdelie 181” Experimental aeroplane © Konstantinos Panitsidis
The aircraft bears the s/n СССР-190101 and is exhibited in the State Museum of Aviation of Ukraine-Kiev.

 

The aerodynamic design of the aircraft has an unusual wing shape, a so-called channel wing, with a V-tailplane. Tricycle single-wheel, non retractable landing gear system. Wheel track 1.46 m, wheel base 2.52 m.

The experimental aircraft is equipped with one LOM M-337A engine (a Czech six-cylinder engine with 140 hp) mounted in the center transmitting the power through the gearbox and shafts to rotate the two-blade propellers.

 

The experimental aircraft is equipped with one LOM M-337A engine (a Czech six-cylinder engine with 140 hp) mounted in the center transmitting the power through the gearbox and shafts to rotate the two-blade propellers © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

The crew of the aircraft consists of two people placed side-by-side.

According to calculations, the aircraft would be capable of taking off in just 30-40 m and maintain a stable flight at a minimum speed of 30-40 km/h.

The plane passed successfully ground-based take off / take off run tests at various speeds, but unfortunately, it never took off. Following the dissolution of the USSR, the program was largely abandoned due to lack of funding.

 

Channel wing © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

“Izdelie 181” Experimental aeroplane © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Antonov
COUNTRY
Russia/ Ukraine
TYPE
Experimental aeroplane
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
One LOM M-337
Power, h.p.
1 x 140
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
7,31
Height, m
2,33
Wing span, m
7,30
Wing area, m2
-
Propeller diametr, m
1,5
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
800
Normal take-off, kg
-
Empty aircraft
-
Internal fuel, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
225
Cruising speed, km/h
-
Minimum speed, km/h
57
Takeoff run, m
70
Landing run, m
80
Ferry range, km
-
Range, km
530
Service ceiling, m
4.200
Payload, kg
-
ARMAMENT
-

 


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