Photographer's Note

The Plane Antonov An-2 (Russian nickname: кукуру́зник kukuruznik - a kolkhoz maize worker (inherited from Polikarpov Po-2) also nicknamed Annushka; NATO code name Colt) is an extremely durable, light, single-engine biplane which first flew in 1947. It is used as a light transport, capable of carrying 12 passengers, and for parachute drops and agricultural work. Its extraordinary slow-flight and STOL capabilities make it supremely suited for short, unimproved fields, and some specialized variants have also been built for cold weather and other extreme environments.

The An-2 is the largest single-engine biplane ever produced.
Maximum speed: 258 km/h
Cruise speed: 190 km/h
Length: 12.4 m
Height: 4.1 m
* Upper wing: 18.2 m
* Lower wing: 14.2 m
Empty weight: 3,300 kg

That one is still flying in the Aeroclub of Elblag.

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  • Copyright: Artur eL (navy) (66)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-05-01
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Camera: D70s
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-05-18 15:17
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