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Antonov An-71 Aircraft Information

Antonov An-71

An-71

Manufacturer: Antonov
First flight: 12 July 1985
Status: Cancelled
Primary user: Soviet Navy
Number built: 3
Developed from: Antonov An-72

The Antonov An-71 (NATO reporting name: 'Madcap') was a Soviet AWACS aircraft intended for use on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. Its design was based on An-72, with a completely redesigned rear fuselage supporting the rotodome of the RADAR atop the broad chord forward swept fin. The cargo hold held the electronic equipment and six operators stations. Development never progressed past the prototype stage, the first of which flew on 12 July 1985. It was rejected in favor of the Yak-44, which in turn was cancelled along with the supercarrier Ulyanovsk after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2010 one example was transferred to Ukraine State Aviation Museum for restoration and display.

Operators

Soviet Union

Soviet Navy

Specifications (An-71)

General characteristics

Crew: 6
Length: 23.5 m (77 ft)
Wingspan: 31.89 m (104 ft 7 in)
Height: 9.20 m (30 ft 1 in)
Powerplant: 2x Progress D-436K turbofan
Powerplant: 1 x Rybinsk RD-38A turbojet, 31.9 kN (7,870 lbf)

Performance

Maximum speed: 650 km/h
Cruise speed: 530 km/h

Related development

Antonov An-72
Antonov An-74

Comparable aircraft

E-2 Hawkeye
Yakovlev Yak-44

The initial version of this article was based on material from aviation.ru. It has been released under the GFDL by the copyright holder.

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