Upgraded An-2 Aircraft Takes Off From Antonov Base With Record Payload

13 April 2017 10:14

The An-2-100 aircraft, which is a modern modification of the An-2 biplane, took off with a record payload of 3,200 kilograms on Tuesday.

Tests are taking place at the Antonov aerodrome in the village of Hostomel (Kyiv region). The video can be viewed here.

The An-2 is a multipurpose biplane that is used as an agricultural, sports, transport, and passenger aircraft. It is in service in the air forces of many countries.

With 18,000 produced, the An-2 is one of the most mass-produced aircraft in history. Its production in Poland continued until 2002. It remains in production in China. The An-2 is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the only aircraft that has been in production for more than 60 years.

Tags: avia, Antonov