Thursday, July 26, 2012

Antonov An-38 Aircraft Infomation and Pictures

The An-38 transport aircraft is designed to transport passengers and cargoes (in containers too) on local routes. The An-38 can also be employed for aerial photography, geological surveys, patrol missions, fire-fighting operations, personnel and cargo airdrops, maritime reconnaissance, and medical evacuation. Different versions may have different passenger/cargo combinations. Cargoes up to nine meters long can be loaded through the rear cargo hatch.

The An-38 can be operated from short unpaved and ice/snow-covered runways, from mountainous airfields situated at up to 2,600 m above the sea level, and is operational within
the ambient temperature range of -50o to +45oC. The integrated flight navigation system enables all weather, day and night operation. 

Antonov An-38 Aircraft

The aircraft is maintained on condition, without overhauls throughout the entire service life. The An-38 is certificated in compliance with the Russian AP-25 flight standards. The An-38-100 version is powered by the An-38-100.

An-38 Aircraft
An-38 transport aircraft

Antonov An-38 Specifications
Length, m 15.67
Wing span, m 22.063
Parked height, m 5.050
Cargo hold dimensions, m:
length 9.00
height 1.60
width at floor 1.55
Max take-off weight, kg 9,500
Max payload, kg 2,500
Cruising speed, km/h 340-380
Cruising altitude, m 3,000-4,200
Range (H=3,000 m, ISA), km:
with max payload 990
with max fuel load 1,790
Runway length required, m 895
Powerplant 2
TPE-331-14GR-801E turboprops
Crew 2
Passenger seats 27


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