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Antonov's Turboprop - Twins - An-24/An-26/An-30/An32

Antonov's Turboprop - Twins - An-24/An-26/An-30/An32

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Artikelcode: 7564


Antonov's Turboprop - Twins - An-24/An-26/An-30/An32
127 pages
b&w and some color photos
Soft cover
28 x 21 cm
0,527 kg

The An-24 was designed in the late 1950s as the Soviet counterpart of the Fokker F.27 in both appearance and capabilities. The twin-turboprop An-24 was produced by three Soviet aircraft factories; many remain in operation. The Soviet Air Force needed a modern turboprop tactical transport with paradropping capability. Thus the airliner evolved first into the 'quick fix' An-24T and then into the An-26 which introduced a unique sliding cargo ramp developed by Antonov and protected by many international patents. This paved the way for the 'hot and high' An-32 and the 'big head' An-30, a specialised aerial photography machine. Antonov's twin-turboprop family has seen civil and military service in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North, Central and South America, making it a best-seller among Soviet commercial designs. The book lists all known operators on a country-by-country basis and is richly illustrated with photographs in the liveries of assorted civil and military operators.