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AN72
Name An-72
Manufacturer ANTONOV
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC B
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

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


ANTONOV An-72

ANTONOV An-72

Image source: IANS

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.

General

Aircraft name An-72
ICAO code/WTC AN72 / M
Manufacturer ANTONOV
Type Code/APC L2J / B

Technical Data

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

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AN72

None on SKYbrary

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