|Preserved An-14 on public display.|
|Status||In service as private aircraft|
|Primary users||Soviet Air Force
Afghan Air Force
East German Air Force
|Developed into||Antonov An-28|
The Antonov An-14 Pchelka (Russian: «Пчелка», "Little Bee", (NATO reporting name Clod) is a Soviet utility aircraft which was first flown on 15 March 1958. 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.
- The Afghan Air Force operated 12 from 1985 through 1991.
- Mongolian People's Air Force- operated 2 from early 1970s through 1980
Data from Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945
- Crew: two
- Capacity: 6–8 passengers or 720 kg (600 kg) cargo
- Length: 11.36 m (37 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 21.99 m (72 ft 1¾ in)
- Height: 4.63 m (15 ft 2¼ in)
- Wing area: 39.72 m² (427.5 ft²)
- Aspect ratio: 12.15:1
- Empty weight: 2,600 kg (5,732 lb)
- Loaded weight: 3,450 kg (7,606 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 3,600 kg (7,936 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Ivchenko AI-14RF air-cooled radial engines, 224 kW (300 hp) each
- 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: 100–110 m (328–360 ft)
- Cabin size: 3.1 x 1.53 x 1.6 m (10 ft 2 in x 5 ft x 5 ft 3 in)
- Related development
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Taylor 1979, pp. 404–405.
- Stroud 1968, p. 65.
- Stroud 1968, pp. 70–71.
- Stroud, John. Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945. London:Putnam, 1968. ISBN 0-370-00126-5.
- Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976–77. London: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-354-00538-3.
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