Technical data
Type An-6
Function Meteo observation
Year 1948
Crew 2+1
Engines 1*1000/850hp turbocharged ASh-62IR
Length 13.2m
Wingspan 18.18m
Wing area 71.5m2
Empty weight 3540kg
Loaded weight 5250kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 73.5
Power load (kg/hp) 5.2
Speed at ?m 280km/h
Landing Speed 85km/h
Landing Roll 170m
Takeoff Roll 180m
Flight Endurance 4h
Ceiling 11000m

An-6 by O.K.Antonov

44k b/w An-6 'Meteo' at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.395

Meteorological observation aircraft. Specially modified for atmospheric, geophysical, high elevation observations at mountain ranges. Engine performance was boosted by TK-9 turbocharger, providing 850hp up to 9500m altitude.

Special observation cockpit added at the tailfin root, providing excellent sight for observer.

First flight was performed on March 21, 1948 (pilot V.A.Didenko).

An-6 with V.Kalinin on controls captured two international altitude records for aircraft with 3000...6000kg takeoff weight:

Production batch was built in 1956- 1958;



  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.395;
  • An-6, Antonov 'Colt'

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