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The largest in the world: "Antey" Russian aviation

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According to the ancient Greek mythology, Anteus is the son of Poseidon, a giant with unbeatable power. The Soviet An-22 military transport aircraft fully corresponds to this name. It is the largest turboprop aircraft in the world.


A-22 "Antey" is designed to transport heavy and bulky goods, military equipment, as well as landing troops. Maximum transported weight - 60 tons.

Despite the fact that the operation of these aircraft began in the late 1960-s, it is still in service with the Russian Federation Air Force.

On the basis of "Antey" was created two very interesting modifications.

An-22PLO - anti-submarine strategic aircraft. Its peculiarity was that the work of the power plants was ensured by a nuclear reactor. It was assumed that the range of such An-22 will be almost 30 thousands of kilometers.

An-22Р is the carrier of a long-range missile system carrying three P-27 missiles.

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  1. Romka47
    Romka47 28 February 2018 12: 30
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    Car class of course !! But the question is, if a plane with a nuclear power plant flies, God forbid, it will be an infection, like little Chernobyl, or what?
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 28 February 2018 13: 22
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      Quote: Romka47
      Car class of course !! But the question is, if a plane with a nuclear power plant flies, God forbid, it will be an infection, like little Chernobyl, or what?

      Do not worry, do not “slap” - the author simply did not wait to let him go, but sat down to sniff the article. No such modifications were created, both remained on paper, including "nuclear" ones.
      "Nuclear" aircraft flew at Tupolev (based on the Tu-95) and at Amers - based on the B-36. There are no other examples.
      According to ancient Greek mythology, Antaeus is the son of Poseidon, a giant who possessed undeniable power. The Soviet military transport aircraft An-22 fully corresponds to this name.

      Does not correspond (and here I can’t understand the logic of Oleg Konstantinovich): Antei, breaking away from the earth, lost strength. A plane is the other way around.
    2. svp67
      svp67 28 February 2018 19: 34
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      Quote: Romka47
      But the question is, if a plane with a nuclear power plant flies, God forbid, it will be an infection, like little Chernobyl, or what?

      Worse different, these planes, or rather the created “atomic planes”, left behind a radioactive trail and were very unsafe for crews, since at that time they could not create more or less reliable biological defenses, in such small volumes, and even with low weight
  2. Romka47
    Romka47 28 February 2018 14: 35
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    Quote: Avis-bis
    According to ancient Greek mythology, Antaeus is the son of Poseidon, a giant who possessed undeniable power. The Soviet military transport aircraft An-22 fully corresponds to this name.
    Does not correspond (and here I can’t understand the logic of Oleg Konstantinovich): Antei, breaking away from the earth, lost strength. A plane is the other way around.


    Well, you noticed a wonderful example of knowledge.
  3. Bronevick
    Bronevick 28 February 2018 20: 37
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    It is a pity that only 2 left.
  4. Valery Saitov
    Valery Saitov 1 March 2018 09: 06
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    The design bureau OKB-153 was formed on May 31, 1946 by a resolution of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks and the Council of Ministers of the USSR at the V. P. Chkalov Novosibirsk Aviation Plant. Oleg Antonov was appointed chief designer. Immediately the Design Bureau was given the task of creating the An-2 agricultural aircraft, the first flight of which took place on August 31, 1947.

    In the summer of 1952, OKB moved to Kiev. So, with the easy hand of Stalin, for a century, the whole industry of aircraft industry became a stranger, or maybe even sunk into oblivion. Il-76 from Tashkent at least returned.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 1 March 2018 14: 09
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      Quote: Valery Saitov
      So, with the easy hand of Stalin, for a century, the whole industry of aircraft industry became a stranger, or maybe even sunk into oblivion. Il-76 from Tashkent at least returned.

      Firstly, "who knew?" At that time, nobody would have dreamed of such a nightmare. What does Stalin have to do with it?
      Secondly, the IL-76 “return” did not present fundamental difficulties, if there were money - all the design documentation and all other intellectual rights are not in Tashkent. A snap and recreate can be, albeit expensive. Well, the Uzbeks didn’t need our equipment and supplies for nothing, to be honest. This is a problem with the Antonovs: cooperation is the broadest.
  5. Vladimir SHajkin
    Vladimir SHajkin 1 March 2018 09: 59
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    Beautiful plane
  6. ksv36
    ksv36 23 March 2018 09: 42
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    Quote: Shaikin Vladimir
    Beautiful plane

    That's why it flies.