List of Antonov An-2 operators

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Operators of the An-2 in red (former operators in dark red)

This is a list of current and former operators of the Antonov An-2:

Military operators[edit]

 Afghanistan[edit]

Afghan Air Force

Afghanistan received more than a dozen An-2 aircraft, with service beginning in 1957. A few remain available.[citation needed]

 Albania[edit]

Albanian Air Force

Albania received 13 aircraft including some of Chinese manufacture (Y-5). Albanian An-2s were operated from 1963. Up to four may remain active, with the remainder in storage.[citation needed]

 Angola[edit]

People's Air and Air Defence Force of Angola

 Armenia[edit]

Armenian Air Force

 Azerbaijan[edit]

Azerbaijan Air Force

 Belarus[edit]

 Bulgaria[edit]

Bulgarian Air Force

24th airbase - 1 An-2-bord 027

 Cambodia[edit]

Khmer National Air Force
Cambodian Air Force

 People's Republic of China[edit]

People's Liberation Army Air Force
People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force

 Croatia[edit]

Croatian Air Force
  • 27 Eskadrila Transportnih Zrakoplova

Croatian air force operated 7 An-2DT aircraft until 2004 when the last 4 were handed over to aeroclubs.

 Cuba[edit]

Cuban Air Force
  • 15. Regimiento de Transporte
  • 25. Regimiento de Transporte
  • 35. Regimiento de Transporte

All An-2 aircraft of the FAR (Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria) are retired.
One example is displayed at the Museo del Aire (Cuba)[1]

 Czechoslovakia[edit]

Czechoslovakian Air Force

Phased out from military service before dissolution of state.

 East Germany[edit]

Air Forces of the National People's Army

East German An-2s were passed on to Germany upon unification.

 Egypt[edit]

Egyptian Air Force

 Estonia[edit]

Estonian Air Force

 Georgia[edit]

Georgian Air Force

 Germany[edit]

Luftwaffe

Germany adopted its An-2 fleet from East Germany.

 Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Military of Guinea-Bissau

 Hungary[edit]

Hungarian Air Force

 Iraq[edit]

Iraqi Air Force

 Kyrgyzstan[edit]

 Khmer Republic[edit]

Khmer National Air Force

 Laos[edit]

Royal Lao Air Force
Pathet Lao
Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force

 Latvia[edit]

Latvian Air Force
Latvian National Guard (Zemessardze)
  • 1. Transporta Posms
  • 2. Transporta Posms
  • 3. Transporta Posms

 Lithuania[edit]

Lithuanian Air Force
  • Transporto Eskadrile - currently operating 5 An-2 aircraft used for paratroop training only.

 Macedonia[edit]

Macedonian Air Force
  • 501 Padobranski Diverzantski Odred

Current there is one An-2 used for paratroop training.

 Mali[edit]

Air Force of Mali

 Moldova[edit]

Moldovan Air Force

Only two are used by Moldovan Air Force all eight are in civilian service

 Mongolia[edit]

Mongolian People's Air Force

 Nicaragua[edit]

Nicaraguan Air Force
  • Escuadrón de Transporte

 North Yemen[edit]

North Yemen Air Force

 North Korea[edit]

North Korea is believed to have grounded its fleet of about 300 planes due to the high price of fuel.[2]

North Korean Air Force

 Poland[edit]

Polish An-2s were in service between 1951 and 2012.[3]

 Republic of Korea[edit]

Republic of Korean Air Force operates 20 L-2 variants purchased from China and Poland for drill purpose against North Korean invasion, paratrooper operation, and flight trainers. Their presence was considered classified but released into public after a few accidents. Although it is not common to assign HL code to military crafts, these L-2 are one of a few exceptions. However, the HL codes assigned to L-2 shows different plane, such as Cessna 172, from database search.[4]

 Romania[edit]

Romanian Air Force (retired)

 Russia[edit]

Russian Air Force (retired)
Russian Naval Aviation (retired)

 Serbia[edit]

Serbian Air Force

One An-2TD used for paratroop training by the 63rd Paratroop Battalion.

 Somalia[edit]

Somali Air Corps

 Soviet Union[edit]

The Soviet military's An-2 fleet was dispersed amongst the successor states upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

DOSAAF
Soviet Air Force
Soviet Naval Aviation

 Sudan[edit]

Sudanese Air Force

 Syria[edit]

Syrian Air Force

 Tajikistan[edit]

 Tanzania[edit]

 Tunisia[edit]

 Turkmenistan[edit]

 Ukraine[edit]

Ukrainian Air Force
Ukrainian Naval Aviation

 Uzbekistan[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

Vietnam People's Air Force

 Yemen[edit]

Yemen Air Force

Yemen's An-2 fleet was inherited from North Yemen upon unification.

 Yugoslavia[edit]

Yugoslav Air Force

Civil operators[edit]

 Australia[edit]

VH-CCE - Melbourne, Victoria www.an2.com.au
VH-YNT - MKT Airfield, Northern Territory

 Canada[edit]

 People's Republic of China[edit]

Civil Aviation Administration of China

 Czechoslovakia[edit]

 East Germany[edit]

Deutsche Lufthansa (East Germany)
Interflug
Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (paramilitary sports organization)

 Grenada[edit]

One An-2R was delivered by the Soviet Union in February 1983 for agricultural purposes and was abandoned at Pearl's Airport after the US-led invasion of Grenada in October 1983.

 Germany[edit]

Hanseflug [5] from spring to fall twice daily offers scheduled flights between the North-Sea islands of Sylt and Föhr.

 Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Golden Rule Airlines

 Macedonia[edit]

 Mongolia[edit]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

 Russia[edit]

Aeroflot
2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation Division
2nd Sverdlovsk Air Enterprise
Orenair
Polar Airlines
Polet Airlines
UTair Aviation

  Switzerland[edit]

Antonov Club Avianna

 Soviet Union[edit]

Aeroflot

 Turkey[edit]

Approximately 10 An-2s were acquired by the Turkish Aeronautical Association (Türk Hava Kurumu - THK) in the early 1980s. These planes are still operational and being used for air sports purposes, mainly parachuting.

 United States[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

 Yugoslavia[edit]

JAT Yugoslav Airlines

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ogden (2008)
  2. ^ "Oil price 'grounds' N Korea fleet". BBC News. 
  3. ^ "Polish air force retires last An-2 transport". Flightglobal. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Interview with ROKAF personnel.
  5. ^ http://www.hanseflug.de/NewFiles/Hanse%202013/us2.html Hanseflug schedule in English and German
  6. ^ Our Background

Further reading

  • Ogden, Bob (2008). Aviation Museums and Collections of The Rest of the World. UK: Air-Britain. ISBN 978-0-85130-394-9

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