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Re: Antonov An-2 variations
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 04:50:37 am »
Oh right on cue...

Posted on Twitter by Echoes In The Sky here: https://twitter.com/exoticaviation/status/1435994667217215488?s=20

The Lala-1 was a converted Polish-built An-2, used as a test-bed for the legendary/notorious PZL M-15 Belphegor jet-powered crop sprayer.
The rear fuselage was replaced with a skeletal tail boom and an AI-25 turbofan (L-39 Albatross engine) was added in the back of the cabin.

Wouldn't it look great in a Mad Max movie? :wacko:

Bad Guy: "Ha! We'll soon catch that lumbering biplane!"

Lala pilot: "Surpriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise! Engage the jet engine!"

Bad Guy: "What the F...!!!"


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Re: Antonov An-2 variations
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 05:12:56 am »
The first one with the "glass belly" was an army observation prototype with the internal designation "Izdeliye K", from 1948.
The other one is a ground effect test aircraft (called An-2E, for "Ekranoplan" IIRC) from the Seventies.

Personally, I like the turboprop updates a lot, like these here:




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Re: Antonov An-2 variations
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2021, 12:46:06 pm »
 :o :o :o
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Re: Antonov An-2 variations
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2021, 02:04:25 am »

Personally, I like the turboprop updates a lot, like these here:




Is that an An-2 though as there is hardly anything left of the original  :-\

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Re: Antonov An-2 variations
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 03:25:45 am »

Personally, I like the turboprop updates a lot, like these here:




Is that an An-2 though as there is hardly anything left of the original  :-\

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Don't think it is, read something about it a while ago, IIRC it has complete composite construction and was designed to be a direct An-2 replacement...