Technical data
Type An-3
Function Multipurpose
Year 1984
Crew 2-3
Engines 1*959hp TVD-10B
1*1375hp TVD-20
Length 14.0m
Wingspan 18.2m
Wing area 71.6m2
Empty weight 3200kg
Loaded weight 5800kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 81.0
Power load (kg/hp) 6.05
Maximum Speed 260km/h
Cruise Speed 180km/h
Landing Speed ?km/h
Range ?km
Flight Endurance ?hmin
Cruise Ceiling 2000m
Ground Level 4.0m/sec
Seats 9
Load ?kg

An-3 by Antonov KB

85k color photo from Roy Cochrun's periodically changing Page

The An-3 is a turboprop-engined development of the An-2. A rather unique concept, the An-3 was built because the jet-engined Polish/Russian Mielec M-15 biplane did not stand up to the rigours of agricultural work.

First flown in 1984.

December 12, 1985 at Podkievskoe Airfield (Ukraina, USSR) Vladimir Lysenko set altitude records in Sub-class C-1f (Take-off weight 6000 to less than 9000kg), Group 2 (turboprop engines) with 1000kg and 2000kg payload, pushing An-3 to 6100m

Despite wide market and promising performance, licensing and production start was delayed until year 2000 ('Poliot' Industries). Even than, financial shortages forced to start with upgrade of existing An-2s (some 2300 in Russia alone) to gain necessary resources for new aircraft production.



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