Antonov An-14

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An-14 Pchelka
Preserved An-14.jpg
Antonov An-14A at S. Darius and S. Girėnas Airport (EYKS), Kaunas, Lithuania
Role Utility transport
Manufacturer Antonov
First flight 1958
Introduction 1966
Status Operational
Primary users Soviet Air Force
Aeroflot
Afghan Air Force
East German Air Force
Produced 1966–1972
Number built 332
Developed into Antonov An-28

The Antonov An-14 Pchelka (Russian: «Пчелка», "Little Bee", (NATO reporting name Clod) was a Soviet utility aircraft which was first flown on 15 March 1958.[1] It was a twin-engined light STOL utility transport, with two 300 hp Ivchenko AI-14RF radial piston engines. Serial production started in 1966, and about 300 examples were built by the time production ended in 1972. The An-14 failed to replace the more successful An-2 biplane, which was manufactured until 1990, (the An-2 is still manufactured on special orders). The An-14's successor, the An-28 with turboprop engines, is still manufactured at PZL Mielec factories in Poland under the names PZL M28 Skytruck and PZL M28B Bryza.

With very stable flight characteristics, the An-14 could be flown by most after a few hours of basic training. A small number of An-14 are still in airworthy condition.

Operators[edit]

An-14 operators
 Afghanistan
 Bulgaria
 East Germany
 Mongolia
 Guinea
 Guinea-Bissau
 Soviet Union

Specifications (An-14)[edit]

An-14

Data from Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945[2]

General characteristics

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 180 km/h (97 knots, 112 mph)
  • Range: 650 km (350 nmi, 564 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
  • Landing Speed: 80 km/h (43 knots, 50 mph)
  • Landing Roll: 110 m (360 ft)
  • Takeoff Roll: 60 m (200ft, with brakes)[1] – 110 m (360 ft, free roll)
  • Cabin size: 3.1 x 1.53 x 1.6 m (10 ft 2 in x 5 ft x 5 ft 3 in)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stroud 1968, p. 65.
  2. ^ Stroud 1968, pp. 70–71.
  • Stroud, John. Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945. London:Putnam, 1968. ISBN 0-370-00126-5.

The initial version of this article was based on material from aviation.ru. It has been released under the GFDL by the copyright holder.

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