Edited by Dariusz Warszawski
Part of the Topshots series
The Antonov An-26 is a twin-engined light turboprop military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the USSR from 12 March 1968.
After successful operations of the An-24T tactical transport in austere locations, interest in a version with a retractable cargo ramp increased.
Initial studies for the retractable ramp were carried out as part of the projected An-40 medium transport.
When given the go-ahead for the An-26 in March 1968 the Antonov OKB adapted the ramp design of the An-40 to the An-24 fuselage, and thus was born the An-26.
Using the majority of the An-24 airframe, with its high-set cantilevered wings, twin turboprops and stalky main undercarriage, the An-26 included military equipment, such as tip-up paratroop canvas seats, overhead traveling hoist, bulged observation windows and parachute static line attachment cables. About the SeriesThis is a classic series of highly illustrated books on the best machines of war, with several hundred photographs of each aircraft or vehicle.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 40 pages, 46 colour photos
- Publisher: Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
- Publication Date: 15/12/2009
- Category: Military aircraft
- ISBN: 9788360445198