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AN72

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Aircraft
Name An-72
Manufacturer ANTONOV
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC B
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Over wing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

ANTONOV An-72
ANTONOV An-74-100
ANTONOV An-74-200


ANTONOV An-72

ANTONOV An-72 ANTONOV An-72 3D

Description

STOL utility and polar transporter. In service since 1985. Tactical transport development for Soviet Air Force as replacement for the An-26. Variants are in use as commercial freighters. Versions developed:

  • An-72 base model,
  • An-72S VIP transport and
  • An-72P maritime patrol aircraft.
  • An-74 with enlarged nose radome,
  • An-74T freighter,
  • An-74TK convertible passenger/freighter model and
  • An-74P VIP transport.

Technical Data

Wing span 31.9 m104.659 ft
Length 28.1 m92.192 ft
Height 8.7 m28.543 ft
Powerplant 2 x 63.74 kN ZMKB Progress D-36 turbofans.
Engine model Lotarev D-36

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 323 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1170 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1800 m
MTOW 3050030,500 kg
30.5 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL360 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 23202,320 nm
4,296,640 m
4,296.64 km
14,096,587.937 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AN72

None on SKYbrary