The Antonov An-2 continues to be popular around the world and particularly in remote areas where the downed aircraft can operate from unprepared runways. The aircraft has excellent capabilities of short takeoff and landing, so it can be controlled from very short fields. Approximately 5,000 units were built in the Soviet Union from 1960 when production was transferred to Poland. Another 12,000 have been here since the time of full production ended in 1992 built. There are still built today in the limited number of spare parts and a license version called Shijiazhuang Y-5 is produced in China. Overall, 18000-20000, have been built although some estimates range up to 36,000. Civil and military models used at least 50 countries, including almost all countries of Asia and Eastern Europe, much of the Middle East, and several African countries. The An-2 also popular with collectors in the West since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Antonov An-2 specifications: Crew: 2-3, passanger: 8-12, engine: 1 ad. Shvetsov ASh-62IR , power: 735 kW, wingspan: 18.2/14.2m, length: 12.7m, height: 4.1m, wing area: 71.4m2, max take off weight: 5450kg, empty weight: 3350kg, max velocity: 250km/h, cruice velocity: 220km/h, ceiling: 5000m Buy Flight Simulator