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Name An-26
Manufacturer ANTONOV
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, high set
WTC Medium
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group UNK

Manufacturered as:





Military tactical transport aircraft. In service since 1968. More powerful development of An-24 with rear loading ramp and redesigned tail for military use. Chinese versions Y-7 and Y-7H. Civil version An-26S. In production from 1968 to 1985. Over 550 An-26s are in world wide civil service.

Technical Data

Wing span 29.9 m98.097 ft <br />
Length 23.8 m78.084 ft <br />
Height 8.6 m28.215 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 2.820 SHP Ivchenko AI 24VT turboprops with 4 blade propellers and 1 x 8.83 kN RU 19-300 aux turbojet in starboard nacelle.
Engine model Ivchenko AI-24

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 200 kts IAS 200 kts IAS 200 kts MACH TAS 214 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1240 m ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 800 ft/min ROC 400 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1740 m
MTOW kg Ceiling FL275 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 17001,700 nm <br />3,148,400 m <br />3,148.4 km <br />10,329,396.333 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AN26

  • AN26, Kassel Germany, 2007 (On 4 October 2007, an Antonov An-26B cargo aircraft being operated for an unidentified Hungarian-registered carrier by a Ukrainian crew on an empty positioning flight from Stuttgart to Kassel overran the destination runway during a daylight landing in normal ground visibility. None of the six crew on board were injured. There was no damage to the aircraft but some damage to ground installations.)
  • AN26, vicinity Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh, 2016 (On 29 March 2016, an Antonov AN-26B which had just taken off from Cox’s Bazar reported failure of the left engine and requested an immediate return. After twice attempting to position for a landing, first in the reciprocal runway direction then in the takeoff direction with both attempts being discontinued, control was subsequently lost during further manoeuvring and the aircraft crashed. The Investigation found that the engine malfunction occurred before the aircraft became airborne so that the takeoff could have been rejected and also that loss of control was attributable to insufficient airspeed during a low height left turn.)