An-2F by O.K.Antonov

rtillery spotter and photo-reconnaissater, the only armed member of An-2 family. It also differed by slim tail, twin tailfins and glazed fuselage section behind the wing. Tail layout allowed effective gunner operation.
An-2F was finished in July 1948 and first flown in April 1949 by pilot A.E.Pashkevich. Trials continued until February 1950.
Aircraft was obviously obsolete for military service, and no production followed.
Drawing by Igor Soultanov, used as a background for this page; ("History of aircraft construction in the USSR")


  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.396;
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    Technical data
    Type An-2F
    Function Artillery spotter
    Year 1949
    Crew 4
    Engines 1*1000hp ASh-62IR
    Length 12.6m
    Wingspan 18.18m
    Wing area 71.5m2
    Empty weight 3320kg
    Loaded weight 5250kg
    Wing load 73.5kg/m2
    Power load 5.2kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 256km/h
    Speed at 3600m 253km/h
    Landing Speed 85km/h
    Landing Roll 240m
    Takeoff Roll 200m
    Flight Endurance 4h
    Range 700km
    Ceiling 4500m
    Guns 1*23mm NS-23 or 1*12.3mm UBT
    Created September 10, 1998
    by Alexandre Savine
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