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  • Flanker_man
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    Antonov An-74R

    As well as the photo published in AFM for November 2004, here are a couple more.

    The first one shows the An-74R at Akhtubinsk a few years back, the other two are from the same batch taken in Kiev.

    The An-74R Elint aircraft had two large antenna running down each side of the fuselage, but following the collapse of the Soviet Union, never entered service.

    Now, where's that Toko kit......?

    Ken
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  • Flanker_man
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    #2
    Wow !!

    Those photos are really interesting Ken, how come no-one has commented on them ??

    Dunno - maybe theyre too busy talking about the RCS on a Tu-160?

    From the underwhelming response, I guess that photos of a Soviet ELINT An-74 are of no interest to anyone.

    Ken
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    • Deino
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      #3
      Originally posted by Flanker_man
      Wow !!

      Those photos are really interesting Ken, how come no-one has commented on them ??

      Dunno - maybe theyre too busy talking about the RCS on a Tu-160?

      From the underwhelming response, I guess that photos of a Soviet ELINT An-74 are of no interest to anyone.

      Ken

      Sorry Ken ... They ARE very interesting and I was thinking about that old Toko-kit too ! :diablo:

      If I remember right I think I have one left very deep in my collection .... are You intersted ??

      Deino
      ...

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      My working week and my Sunday rest,
      My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
      I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

      The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
      Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
      Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
      For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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      • Flanker_man
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        #4
        Originally posted by Deino
        Sorry Ken ... They ARE very interesting and I was thinking about that old Toko-kit too ! :diablo:

        If I remember right I think I have one left very deep in my collection .... are You intersted ??

        Deino
        Thanks Deino - but I still have a couple left in my stash.

        Another An-74 on the 'to do' list is the An-74-300 with underwing engines !

        Ken
        Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast.
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        • Rafael Patrn
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          #5
          HELLO

          Anybody has any pics of the AN-72P with the gun pod and rocket pods.
          just cheking for the toko model.

          RAFA

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          • milavia
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            #6
            An-72R or An-74R...? first picture says 72, so does AFM...
            AirShow Schedules 2015

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            • Flanker_man
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              #7
              Originally posted by milavia
              An-72R or An-74R...? first picture says 72, so does AFM...
              Ooops !!

              My mistake - complete senior moment there !

              Of course it is the An-72R.

              Ken
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              • Arthur
                a plane pour moi

                #8
                Sorry for the belated reply - but the pictures are EXTREMELY interesting, as far as i'm concerned. I actually never knew there was another aircraft besides SSSR-783573/39r, but then there is that gutted grey one...

                And please don't bicker on An-72R or An-74R, An-88 will do either way
                Regards,

                Arthur
                The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
                Bertrand Russell

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                • milavia
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Arthur
                  And please don't bicker on An-72R or An-74R, An-88 will do either way
                  Ahhh, Russians and their double designations. Makes you turn mad. On top of all is the Su-27 series, that puts you straight in a mental institution.

                  Why don't we change the F-16 to F-32s? :diablo: It has got twice the capability it used to have (2x16=32). The designation F-32 won't be used anyway, since the X-32 was turned down. Which also adds an advantage some may think the JSF is delivered already.
                  While we are at it, let's use a different subvariant system as well. Let's add a A for its attack role as well.

                  Come on, who is with me?
                  F-16AM = F/A-32
                  F-16BM = F/A-32A
                  Of course it would be called Joint Fighting Falcon
                  and after next update we call it Super Joint Fighting Falcon
                  F-16AM = F/A-32+ which would be F/A-33
                  F-16BM = F/A-32A+ which is the same as F/A-32B and F/A-33A of course

                  AirShow Schedules 2015

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                  • Flanker_man
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Arthur
                    Sorry for the belated reply - but the pictures are EXTREMELY interesting, as far as i'm concerned. I actually never knew there was another aircraft besides SSSR-783573/39r, but then there is that gutted grey one...

                    And please don't bicker on An-72R or An-74R, An-88 will do either way
                    Arthur,

                    Andrei Fomin (who sent me the pics) mentions in AFM (where one of the pics was published) that there were TWO flying An-72R's at GLITS - CCCP-783573/38 and CCCP-84072/39.

                    He also says (of the An-72R)

                    "Developed in the mid 1980's together with the An-72's other military derivatives, including the above-mentioned An-71 AEW aircraft, the An-72P tacical ECM aircraft, the An-72RT radio relay aircraft, the An-72R (factory designation 'Item 88') is equipped with a special intelligence suite"....

                    and.... but for the collapse of the Soviet Union....

                    "The sad fact is that 12 An-72R's were to have been built and would have entered service with the Soviet Air Force in the 1990's."

                    Ken

                    PS - I remember seeing a small photo taken at GLITS a few years back and published in AFM (IIRC) - in the background you could just make out the An-74R.
                    Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast.
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                    • Arthur
                      a plane pour moi

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Flanker_man
                      PS - I remember seeing a small photo taken at GLITS a few years back and published in AFM (IIRC) - in the background you could just make out the An-74R.
                      You're not the only one remembering those Akhtubinsk pics. I believe they were taken by some people on one of those 'Swiss' tours. Funny thing was that of all the photos published, the background was usually the most interesting. A pic on the Scramble cover of the same tour (i believe that one was by Eugene Gadet) showed the tail of a Tu-22M3R in the background...

                      And thanks for the heads-up on Izdeliye 88 - if you could please pass that on to Andrei Fomin
                      Regards,

                      Arthur
                      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
                      Bertrand Russell

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                      • kgb560
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                        #12
                        Who has it the old photos?
                        Last edited by kgb560; 7th February 2009, 11:17.

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                        • kgb560
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                          #13
                          CCCP-783573
                          [IMG]免费无限存放图片在slide.com![/IMG]

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                          • Tango III
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                            #14



                            Last edited by Tango III; 18th October 2009, 17:21.

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                            • haavarla
                              Rank 5 Registered User

                              #15
                              Those engine are incredible huge for the overall size of that fuselage and wingspan..
                              Reminds me a little of the An-32..


                              Here is a sweet pic with the reverse thrust:
                              Thanks

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                              • Jackonicko
                                Rank 5 Registered User

                                #16
                                "Developed in the mid 1980's together with the An-72's other military derivatives, including the above-mentioned An-71 AEW aircraft, the An-72P tacical ECM aircraft, the An-72RT radio relay aircraft, the An-72R (factory designation 'Item 88') is equipped with a special intelligence suite"....

                                Wasn't it the An-72PP?

                                Any photos of that? Drawings?
                                And how about the RT?

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