Antonov An-30

1st Flight 1967

Military Users-

 Afghan Air Force, Angolan Air Force, Bulgarian Air Force, Cuban Air Force, Czech Air Force, Czechoslovakian Air Force, Mongolian Air Force, People’s Liberation Army Air Force, Romanian Air Force, Russian Air Force, Soviet Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, Vietnam People’s Air Force

The Antonov An-30, is a development of the An-24 designed for aerial cartography.

An-30

The first aerial survey version of the Antonov An-24 was designed by the Beriev OKB and designated An-24FK.

 The FK stood for fotokartograficheskiy (Aerial cartography) Aircraft.

An-30

The prototype was converted from a production An-24A at Beriev’s No. 49 construction shop during 1966.

 The An-24FK made its first flight on 21 August 1967, with state acceptance trials being completed in 1970 and civil certification completed in 1974.

An-30

Redesignated An-30, production began in 1971 at the Antonov factory.

123 production An-30s were manufactured between 1971 and 1980 in Kiev in two main versions.

An-30

Specifications-

Crew: 7

Length: 24.26 m (79 ft 7 in)

Wingspan: 29.2 m (95 ft 10 in)

Height: 8.32 m (27 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 75 m2 (810 sq ft)

Aspect ratio: 11.4

Airfoil: root: TsAGI S-5-18; tip: TsAGI S-3-13

Empty weight: 15,590 kg (34,370 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 23,000 kg (50,706 lb)

An-30

Power plant: 2 × Ivchenko AI-24T turboprop engines, 2,090 kW (2,803 shp) each equivalent

Propellers: 4-bladed constant-speed propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 540 km/h (340 mph, 290 kn)

Cruise speed: 430 km/h (270 mph, 230 kn)

Range: 2,630 km (1,630 mi, 1,420 nmi) (with no reserves)

Service ceiling: 8,300 m (27,200 ft)

Avionics

Five positions for large cameras.

Other survey equipment can be fitted.

An-30

Credits-

https://www.antonov.com/

Wikipedia.

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