MEDIUM MILITARY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFTFirst flight 1994
The AN-70 is designed to transport vehicles, soldiers, cargoes weighing up to 47 tons (including large-size cargo) for aerial delivery of cargoes, materiel and paratroopers. The AN-70 can be operated from poorly-prepared short unpaved airfields 600 to 800 m long, has high fuel efficiency combined with high cruising speed, can be operated under all weather conditions, at all latitudes, by day and at night. The AN-70 is capable of being operated autonomously, in isolation from the home airfield, and can be used as a refueler, ambulance, patrol airplane, etc.
|Wing span (m)||44,06|
|Cruise speed (km/h)||700-750|
|Operational range with cargo 35 tons (km)||5100|
|Maximum ceiling (m)||12000|
|23th of July 1984||Enactment of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 797-173 concerning construction of the AN-70 was published.|
|24th of November 1994||the AN-70 airplane (S/N 01-01) was rolled out of the assembly shop.|
|16th of December 1994||the AN-70 made the first flight (Sergii Maksimov – captain, Volodymyr Lysenko – co-pilot, Volodymyr Nepochatyh – navigator, Pavel Skotnikov – flight engineer, Andrii Kostrykin – radio operator, Mykhaylo Bereziuk – leading flight test engineer).|
|26th of December 1996||the AN-70 (S/N 01-02) was rolled out of the final assembly shop.|
|24th April 1997||the second AN-70 prototype(S/N 01-02) made the first flight (Oleksandr Galunenko – captain, A. Andronov – co-pilot (test pilot of Research Institute of Air Force), Volodymyr Soroka – test navigator, Volodymyr Chepel – test flight engineer, Igor Minaiev – test radio operator, Anatolii Zagumennyi – leading test engineer).|
|24th of August 2001||AN-70, AN-124-100, AN-225 and AN-140 airplanes took part in the air display on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine.|
|10th of November 2003||the world record was set on the An-70: the maximum weight of 55,000 kg was lifted to an altitude of 2,000 m.|
|11th of June 2014||the decision of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine approved the State Joint Test of the An-70 No.01-02 aircraft|
|13th of January 2015||the Minister of Defense of Ukraine signed the order on acceptance of the AN-70 short takeoff and landing medium military transport airplane for service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.|
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