4 Workhorse of Russian Aviation: An-26B

Workhorse of Russian Aviation: An-26B

Posted on November 28, 2011 by

This time we’re going to tell you about the workhorse of the Russian aviation, the Antonov An-26B. Here you’ll find detailed photos of the aircraft, its characteristics, and more!

In the picture: the An-26B.

The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) is a twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the USSR from 12 March 1968. The Antonov OKB adapted the ramp design of the An-40 to the An-24 fuselage, thus was born the An-26.


4 Responses to “Workhorse of Russian Aviation: An-26B”

  1. Zonda says:

    @ Admin – Please move in “Oldies but goldies” thread. Tnx!

  2. Mummeli says:

    Eh.. Lost of details sure, but it’s characteristics..? Where’s the MTOW? Cruising altitude? Range? etc..

  3. Ian says:

    When I was a little kid I fell in love with the Fokker Freindships Air New Zealand used to fly. The An24/26 is really just the Soviet equivalent.

  4. Tillerman says:

    I have seen that APU on similar A/C during start up. Man, that thing shot flames of about two to three metres!

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