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    Utility/Auxilliary aircrafts in RuAF

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:02 am

    My thoughts were mainly regarding the fact that these Antonovs are new planes and it makes sense to use them, but you don't really want to have to make a lot more to make them a viable useful fleet for transport needs.

    A niche job like aerial photography means you could dedicate the entire fleet to that role... you could of course other types in the same role as needed, but if you could get away with using all these new ukrainian aircraft it would mean they get used and perform a function without a lot more money being spent on making more of them.

    Eventually if you convert all systems to Russian systems it will essentially be a Russian aircraft and they could sell some off to perhaps Iran who was also part of the arrangement before it went tits up... part of the sale terms could include converting existing Iranian models with the same Russian components so it essentially becomes a Russian aircraft and they could sell production rights to Iran so they could service and maintain their own models together with the Russian models... in fact... why wait... just sell them to Iran on reasonable terms and just get rid of them from the Russian Air Force and just buy and support fully Russian designs...
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:17 am

    GarryB wrote:My thoughts were mainly regarding the fact that these Antonovs are new planes and it makes sense to use them, but you don't really want to have to make a lot more to make them a viable useful fleet for transport needs.

    A niche job like aerial photography means you could dedicate the entire fleet to that role... you could of course other types in the same role as needed, but if you could get away with using all these new ukrainian aircraft it would mean they get used and perform a function without a lot more money being spent on making more of them.

    Eventually if you convert all systems to Russian systems it will essentially be a Russian aircraft and they could sell some off to perhaps Iran who was also part of the arrangement before it went tits up... part of the sale terms could include converting existing Iranian models with the same Russian components so it essentially becomes a Russian aircraft and they could sell production rights to Iran so they could service and maintain their own models together with the Russian models... in fact... why wait... just sell them to Iran on reasonable terms and just get rid of them from the Russian Air Force and just buy and support fully Russian designs...

    It is true that Iran operated a few An-140 (mainly assembled in Iran from complete knock-down kit built in Kharkov), but would not be better at this point to sell them Il114, maybe organising partial joint production there?
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    Post  Hole on Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:54 am

    More info about the An-140 recon version.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:16 pm

    Equipment for aerial photographing An-140-100 aircraft


    On February 19, 2020, JSC Experimental Engineering Plant named after V.M. Myasishcheva ”(part of the Transport Aviation Division of United Aircraft Corporation JSC) reported that it had completed work on the modernization of the An-140-100 serial aircraft in the form of aerial photography. A set of design and technological documentation and additions to operational and technical documentation have been released. The aircraft carried out the necessary refinement of the airframe and systems, installed special equipment that allows for cartographic aerial photography of the area. The flight tests of the aircraft were supposed to begin "in the near future."

    In fact, at JSC Experimental Engineering Plant named after V.M. Myasishchev ”was converted into an aerial photograph version of the combat aircraft An-140-100 (serial number 11A002, registration number RF-41254) of the Russian Aerospace Forces - the first An-140-100, which was built at Aviakor Aviation Plant JSC in Samara for Russian Ministry of Defense under a contract of December 2009 and was transferred to the Russian Air Force on December 23, 2011.

    Recall that the project to create an aerial photography and cartographic version of the An-140 aircraft, designed to replace the An-30B aircraft in the Russian military and civil aviation, has a long history. Back in 2008, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract with Vega Concern JSC to carry out R&D of Renter to develop an aerial photograph version of the An-140 aircraft. As part of the implementation of this OKR in 2012, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract with JSC Aviakor-Aviation Plant for the manufacture of a prototype aerial photographing version of the An-140-100 new-built aircraft in accordance with the Renter “Surveyor”. In fact, due to the problems of the Samara plant and the ensuing conflict with Ukraine, the prototype aerial photographing version of the An-140-100 aircraft at Aviakor remained unfinished, although back in 2016 the company’s management announced their intention to complete this aircraft, finding it difficult, however, to name the deadlines .

    Ultimately, in 2018, according to the results of work on the Surveyor R&D, it was decided to re-equip one of the An-140-100 combat planes previously built for the VKS in the passenger version with the aerial photography complex, with the implementation of these works of Experimental Machine-Building Plant named after V.M. Myasishchev. "

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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:04 am

    The first flight of the modernized An-2 aircraft with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B engine


    July 31, 2020 in Novosibirsk SibNIA at the Yeltsovka airfield of the N.A. V.P. Chkalov, under the control of the crew consisting of: PIC, Honored Test Pilot Vladimir Evgenievich Barsuk, Co-Pilot Test Pilot Igor Aleksandrovich Moseikin and Leading Flight Test Engineer Test Pilot Maxim Veniaminovich Morozov, for the first time raised the Legenda-570 aircraft ... The aircraft is a deep modernization of the classic An-2 (TVS-2MS) aircraft, remotorized by the PT6 turboprop engine. We can say that this is a new aircraft that has retained the main features of the An-2. The chief designer of the aircraft is Vyacheslav Trunov. The aircraft is being created for Mongolia.

    The post uses photographs of Sergei Olegovich Ivantsov and video of Ilyas Zhumabaevich Kozhabergenov.


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