An-2V, An-2LV, An-4 by O.K.Antonov

19k photo by Valentin Grebnev;
'Samoliot' 4-5 1997, p75
38k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.396
loatplane development of the An-2T transport. Aircraft has the same airframe structure and same maximum flight weight 5250kg. Reversible propeller AV-2R used to shorten Landing Roll. Floats (220kg, 6m3 each) are installed on 6 struts strengthened by tension wire. Floats equipped with rudders for taxi and have shallow draft ~60cm.
Floats an reversible propeller may be fitted to any serial An-2 by four men in 20 hours.
An-2V still serves in rural areas of Siberia and Russian North, where lack of equipped airfields is compensated by excess of rivers and lakes suitable for this floatplane.
Firefighter version (An-2LV, Lesnoj Vodnyj, Forest Hydroplane) is equipped with special floats. Special hatch type valves allow to skim 630l of water into each float during taxi, and release it later on the blaze. This variant is in service since 1969.


  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.395-396;
  • An-4, Antonov 'Colt'
  • Antonov aircraft
  • Antonov at WWW.AVIATION.RU
  • Technical data
    Type An-2V, An-4
    Function Floatplane transport, firefighter
    Year 1951
    Crew 2
    Engines 1*1000hp ASh-62IR
    Length 14.0m
    Wingspan 18.18m
    Wing area 71.5m2
    Empty weight 3360kg
    Loaded weight 5250kg
    Wing load 73.5kg/m2
    Power load 5.2kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 239km/h
    Speed at 1600m 233km/h
    Landing Speed 87km/h
    Landing Roll 240m
    Takeoff Roll 200m
    Range 600km
    Flight Endurance 4h
    Ceiling 4000m
    Seats 8?
    Load 1000?kg
    Created January 21, 1996
    Modified September 04, 1998
    by Alexandre Savine
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