Antonov An-3

The Antonov An-3 is a Ukrainian multipurpose aircraft.

It is essentially a turboprop-powered development of the An-2, designed to upgrade or replace it.

The basic transport version (An-3T) is supplemented by a cargo/passenger version (An-3TK), an agricultural version (An-3SH), a forest fire-fighting version (An-3P), as well as an ambulance version.

It is designed to carry passengers and cargo, operating from paved or unpaved airfields, including snow covered surfaces up to 35 cm (14 in) deep (using a ski landing gear).

From 2007, the “Polyot” Production Association started to upgrade the first ten An-2s of the Russian Airborne Troops to An-3T-10 standard.

The overall requirement is estimated at approximately 200 aircraft.

The upgrading will be arranged at both the Polyot Production Association in Omsk, Russia, and Antonov ASTC, Kiev, Ukraine.





Useful load 1,800 kg (4,000 lb)


14 m (45 ft 11 in)


18.176 m (59 ft 8 in)


4.235 m (13 ft 11 in)

Wing area

71.51 m2 (769.7 sq ft)

Max take-off weight

5,800 kg (12,787 lb)


1 × Glushenkov TVD-20-03 Turboprop,

1,010 kW (1,350 hp)


Maximum speed

260 km/h (160 mph, 140 kn)

Cruise speed

220 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn) at 2,000 m (6,600 ft)


550 km (340 mi, 300 nmi) with a 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) payload

Service ceiling

4,400 m (14,400 ft)

Rate of climb

5 m/s (980 ft/min)

Wing loading

81 kg/m2 (17 lb/sq ft)


0.174 kW/kg.


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