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Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  An-2


Countries of Origin: CIS (formerly USSR), Poland.
Similar Aircraft: U-6A Beaver, OV-1 Mohawk, OV-10 Bronco
Crew: Two.
Role: Light-transport (10 equipped troops), general utility.
Armament: Usually none.
Dimensions: Length: 41 ft, 9 in (12.75 m). Span: 59 ft, 8 in (18.19 m).


Wings: Biplane and rectangular-shaped with curved tips. One high-mounted and one low-mounted (shorter), connected and braced by two struts.

Engine(s): One radial piston engine (some versions are turboprop) mounted in the nose.

Fuselage: Short and thick with solid, blunt nose. Stepped cockpit. Fixed landing gear.

Tail: Fin tapered with large, round tip. Flats are low-mounted on the tail fin and rectangular-shaped with curved tips.


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