|LENGTH||42ft 6in / 12,95m|
|HEIGHT||13ft 9in / 4,20m|
|WING SPAN||59ft 8in / 18,8m|
|WEIGHT||Net: 3310kg / 7,523lb
Full: 5500kg / 12,125lb
Take-off: 5500kg / 12,125lb
|ENGINE||1 piston, asteroid Shvetsov Ash-621R|
|MAX SPEED||157Mph / 253Kmh|
|MAX OPERATING ALTITUDE||14,270ft / 4,350m|
“Multi mission aviation plane”
The Antonov An-2 ‘Colt’ is one of the most well-known airplanes of the former U.S.S.R., which was designed on the order of the Soviet Ministry of Forestry. The design belongs to Oleg K. Antonov and was built in response to the needs for a medium-sized, multi-mission, general aviation plane, which would be economical to use, similar to a light airplane.
From 1957, Russia gave permissions to build the AN-2 to other countries as well, mainly Poland (PZL-MIELEK company) and China (FONG CHOU factory).
As a result, there is an abundance of spare parts and engines. It is estimated that U.S.S.R has built 5000 airplanes, China has built around 3000, while Poland, whose production line ended in 1977 built 6000 AN-2 airplanes.
Registry: Poland SP-MXK, Type: Single-engine propeller biplane, general aviation aircraft, Manufacturer: Antonov / PZL-Mielec, Country of origin: USSR / Poland, First flight: 31 August 1947, Date of purchase: 2000