AN72

ANTONOV An-72

Aircraft
Name
An-72
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
High wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
M
APC
B
Type Code
L2J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Over wing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
ANTONOV An-72
ANTONOV An-74-100
ANTONOV An-74-200

AN72

Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility and polar transporter. In service since 1985. Tactical transport development for Soviet Air Force as replacement for the An-26. Variants are in use as commercial freighters. Versions developed:

  • An-72 base model,
  • An-72S VIP transport and
  • An-72P maritime patrol aircraft.
  • An-74 with enlarged nose radome,
  • An-74T freighter,
  • An-74TK convertible passenger/freighter model and
  • An-74P VIP transport.
Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
31.90 m
Length (metric)
28.10 m
Height (metric)
8.70 m
Powerplant

2 x 63.74 kN ZMKB Progress D-36 turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
Lotarev D-36
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
1170 m
MTOW
30500 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
323 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
360
Range
2320 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
1800 m

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