MEDIUM TRANSPORT MULTIPURPOSE AIRCRAFT AN -178

Manufacturer: State Enterprise "Antonov"

The AN -178 is medium transport multipurpose aircraft of the family AN -148/-158 (avionics and systems from AN-148/AN-158).

It was designed to replace AN -12 and C-160 and provides the following:

  • full replacement through dimensions and cargo-lifting capacity;
  • maximum efficiency over superiority of all flight and technical characteristics;
  • reduce of operation cost over replacement of two turbojets instead of four or two turboprops;
  • Compliance to all modern requirements and standards due to on-board equipment and avionics of new generation.
Main  Specifications
Maximum payload

 

Civil Aircraft Military Airlifter
Ordinary runway Ordinary runway STOL
16,0 t 15,0 t 18,0 t

(overload)

7,0 t
Practical range with cargo, km
       – 18 t  –  – 990  –
       – 15 t (16 t for civil aircraft) 1 620 1 610 2040
       – 10 t 3 950 3500 3890
       – 5 t 4700 4 620 4620 2 000
       –  ferry range 5300 5230 5230 4380

AN-178 – cargo compartment’s capabilities:

Carriage:                                                                                 Items                                        Weight

Soldiers                                                                                 90 pers.                                       10,8 t

Paratroopers                                                                         70 pers.                                      8,3 t

Wounded at the stretchers + at seats                                48+15 pers.                               6,0 t

 

Cruising altitude 12 200 m
Cruising speed 825 km/h
Cabin volume:  – with cargo ramp 167 m3
                         – without  cargo ramp 122 m3
Cargo compartment dimensions 13,21 (16,54) m x 2,73  m x 2,73  m
Crew 2+1
Engines 2 × D436-148FM