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grafspee 05-10-2019 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Agg (Post 3906592)
The AN-2 is not a WW2 aircraft though ;)

i know it very well but it definetly could be one and can act like one

msalama 05-10-2019 05:52 PM

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I do believe there's one still flying somewhere south America?
Lots and lots of them airworthy all around the world. So when do we get one?!?!?!?!

msalama 05-10-2019 05:53 PM

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Because it`s badass and a legend here...
It's f*n badass EVERYWHERE. And we _do_ need an STOL troops carrier for the DCS bushwar thingy.

MiG21bisFishbedL 05-10-2019 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by msalama (Post 3906927)
Lots and lots of them airworthy all around the world. So when do we get one?!?!?!?!

The An-2 is going to be one of those airframes. Like the Huey. It will keep on flying. The simplicity of both designs pays dividends in their longevity within the context of their jobs.

While fighters are always trying to go faster and get more sophisticated, working aircraft don't need that level of sophistication. The Annie will fly for a very, very, very long time.

Jester986 05-11-2019 01:09 AM

How long it flies depends on the supply of parts. You can probably fabricate everything you need for the airframe but radial engines are getting expensive to support because not many people use them so there's no economies of scale when manufacturing parts. I have no idea if it's a different story for the An-2's engine in the rest of the world though.

msalama 05-11-2019 06:14 AM

Exactly Fishbed. And I'd add the DC-3 to the list as well, a plane that entered service in 1935 and still flies commercially. Now that's longevity for you :)

MiG21bisFishbedL 05-11-2019 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Jester986 (Post 3907270)
How long it flies depends on the supply of parts. You can probably fabricate everything you need for the airframe but radial engines are getting expensive to support because not many people use them so there's no economies of scale when manufacturing parts. I have no idea if it's a different story for the An-2's engine in the rest of the world though.

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msalama 05-11-2019 08:46 AM

Right, a turboprop conversion! Just like the Basler for the Dak, I presume?

Hook47 05-11-2019 10:47 AM

I love this plane, I'd but it in a heart beat. The only down side is she is SO SLOOOWWW

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Jester986 05-11-2019 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MiG21bisFishbedL (Post 3907381)

Well that'll do! haha


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