Antonov An-24/26/30/32 & Xian Y-7

  • CountryUkraine
  • TypeRegional airliner and freighter
  • PowerplantsAn-24V - Two 1887kW (2530ehp) Ivchenko (Progress) AI-24A turboprops, driving four blade constant speed propellers. An-26 & An-30 - Two 2103kW (2820ehp) AI-24VT turboprops. Y-7-100 - Two 2080kW (2790shp) Wongan WJ-5A I turboprops.
  • PerformanceAn-24V - Max cruising speed 500km/h (270kt), long range cruising speed 450km/h (243kt). Range with max payload 550km (296nm). Range with max fuel 2400km (1295nm).
  • WeightsAn-24V - Empty equipped 13,300kg (29,320lb), max takeoff 21,000kg (46,300lb). Y-7-100 - Operating empty 14,900kg (32,850lb), max takeoff 21,800kg (48,060lb).
  • DimentionsAn-24V - Wing span 29.20m (95ft 10in), length 23.53m (77ft 3in), height 8.32m (27ft 4in). Wing area 75.0m2 (807sq ft). Y-7-100 - Wing span 29.64m (97ft 3in), length 23.71m (77ft 10in), height 8.55m (28ft 1in). Wing area 75.0m2 (807sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two pilots and flight engineer, plus optional accommodation for a radio operator. Seating arrangements for up to 50 passengers at four abreast. Max payload 5500kg (12,125lb).
  • ProductionMore than 1100 An-24s were built. Approximately 880 An-24s remain in commercial service. Chinese production continues. More than 550 An-26s and 120 An-32s are in civil use.

The A 24 is the first flying machine in a productive and very effective group of twin turboprop common and military transports.

The A 24 first flew in April 1960 with first creation forms entering Aeroflot benefit in September 1963. Aeroflot was the biggest A 24 administrator, with others going to Soviet customer countries.

Resulting creation variants of the A 24 were the A 24b and the A 24t vessel. A little turbojet in the right motor nacelle to support takeoff execution brought about the A 24rt and A 24rv. The A 24p firebomber was likewise created before Ukrainian generation stopped in 1978.

The A 24 was additionally formed into the A 26 "Twist" military strategic transport with all the more compelling motors and upgraded tail, which itself advanced into the A 32 with upgrades for better hot and elite. In excess of 550 A 26s are in common administration.

The A 30 advancement has been delivered in constrained numbers and is utilized to a great extent for airborne review and cartography work. This rendition is identifiable by its broad nose coating.

The A 32 first flew in 1976 and peculiarities substantially all the more influential 3760kw (5042ehp) Progress motors for enhanced hot and elite. The A 32 gimmicks above wing mounted motors to give the bigger measurement props satisfactory ground freedom.

China's Xian Aircraft Manufacturing Company is currently the sole creation hotspot for the A 24 as the Y-7. The Y-7-100 consolidates various changes including a reexamined traveler inside and flightdeck, and wingtip winglets. It was produced with the specialized help of HAECO in Hong Kong amid the 1980s.

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