An-6 by O.K.Antonov

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

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eteorological 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:
  • December 12, 1953 - 10293m;
  • June 9, 1954 - 11248m;
    Production batch was built in 1956-1958;
    PredecessorsModifications

    An-2T
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  • 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 73.5kg/m2
    Power load 5.2kg/hp
    Speed at ?m 280km/h
    Landing Speed 85km/h
    Landing Roll 170m
    Takeoff Roll 180m
    Flight Endurance 4h
    Ceiling 11000m
    Created January 25, 1996
    Modified September 10, 1998
    by Alexandre Savine
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