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An-2 «Colt» With Ski Gear 1947 Year 1/144 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 1436

Theme: Airplanes

Era : 1946-1959

Scale : 1/144

Material : Plastic

Series: Legendary Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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An-2 (according to NATO codification: Colt, colloquial - “Annushka”, “maize”) is a Soviet light multi-purpose aircraft. It is a piston single-engine biplane with a braced wing. Equipped with ASh-62IR engine designed by A. D. Shvetsov.

An-2 is used as an agricultural, sports, transport, training, passenger aircraft and is in service with the air forces of many countries. Many planes have been flying for more than 40 years, and some of them have a flight time of 20,000 hours.

An-2 is a universal light aircraft. Takeoff and landing on unprepared runways, transportation of small loads, work in agriculture, development of the Far North, delivery of passengers and cargo in Siberia, the Far East - all this became available thanks to this aircraft.

An-2 was produced in the USSR, Poland and continues to be produced in China. In total, more than 18 thousand An-2s were built. Exported to 26 countries of the world. Before the appearance of the An-3 aircraft, it was the world's largest single-engine biplane. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the only aircraft in the world that has been in production for over 70 years.

On March 6, 1946, OKB-153 for civil and transport aircraft was formed at the Chkalov Novosibirsk Aviation Plant. Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov became its chief designer. The first task of the Design Bureau was the SHA-1 agricultural aircraft, later renamed the An-2.

On August 31, 1947, test pilot P. N. Volodin first took to the sky the first prototype of the An-2, designated SHA. The plane made two large circles at an altitude of 1200 meters and after 30 minutes of flight landed. In December 1947, State tests began at the Air Force Research Institute, which continued until March 1948. On August 23, 1948, the aircraft under the designation An-2 was adopted by the Air Force and for the supply of the Civil Air Fleet. Serial production was organized at the plant number 473 in Kyiv. On September 9, 1949, test pilot G.I. Lysenko took the first serial An-2 (in the transport version) into the sky.