Antonov An-24 "Coke" General
Aircraft
Antonov An-24
Type
Medium Sized Transporter
NATO Reporting Name
"Coke"

Antonov An-24
Antonov An-24 Program Milestones
Program Launch
Late 1950s
First Flight An-24
April 1960
In service
1962
Launch Customer
Aeroflot
First Commercial Flight
September 1963

Antonov An-24 Aircraft Dimensions
Wing Span
95 feet 1 inch (29,20 m)
Length
77 feet 3 inch (23,53 m)
Height
27 feet 4 inch (8,32 m)
Wing Area
807 square feet

Antonov An-24 Weights
Empty Weight
29.321 lb (13.300 kg)
Maximum Take-off Weight
46.300 lb (21.000 kg)
Payload
12.000 lb (5.500 kg)

Antonov An-24 Performance
Normal Cruise Speed
243 mph (450 km/h)
Maximum Cruise Speed
270 mph (500 km/h)
Ceiling
27.560 feet (8.400 m)
Range - Maximum Fuel
342 nautical miles
Range - Maximum Payload
1.491 nautical miles

Crew & Passengers
The An-24 is normally operated by a crew of 4. They consist of 2 pilots, 1 flight engineer and 1 (optional) radio operator. Depending on what configuration, the aircraft can accomodate up to 50 passengers in a four abreast seating arrangement.


Powerplants
Two 1.902 ekW (2.550 ehp) Ivchenko Al 24A turboprop engines each driving a constant speed propeller which is capable of fully feathering.

Variants
 
Antonov An-24
Original design
 
 
Antonov An-24B
Freighter
 
 
Antonov An-24T
Freighter
 
 
Antonov An-24T
Fire fighting design
 
 
Antonov An-24V
50 seat pax config
 
 
Antonov An-24RV
Turbojet boosted version
 

Armament
The An-26 has no armament of any kind.

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Antonov An-24 General Information
The Antonov 24 was designed and build as the requirement for a turbine powered short-range civil transport aircraft, capable of replacing the piston engined Il-14, increased during the late 1950s. Due to this demand, the Antonov Design Bureau came up with a design which could accomodate around 32 to 40 passengers on short to medium range routes. The design also included the ability to operate off-runway from small unpaved airfields and its performance characteristics was such that it could be used between airports with considerable variations in altitude or temperature.

In 1960, two years after the initial design was presented, the first prototype of the An-24 flew. Time between the beginning of the program and completion of the first aircraft had been slightly extended due to a capacity change to a 44 passenger accomodation.

First production aircraft entered service in 1962 with Aeroflot and were used for crew training and test flights. It was not until September 1963 that the first An-24Vs, capable of carrying 50 passengers, flew on commercial behalf between Moscow and Saratov. Subsequent production versions have included the An-24V SRS II, available with a standard 50 passenger accomodation or mixed pax/freight config, the An-24B and An-24T which were equipped to operate as specialized freighters. A 1.985 lb thrust auxiliary turbojet installed on the right wing boosted take-off peformance and was used as engine starting device on the An-24RV and An-24RT.

The An-24P was also evaluated which was equipped to airdrop para-firefighters in order to provide a quick response to newly reported forest fires.

 
Antonov An-124 Construction
The Antonov An-24 is fitted with a high wing configuration which protects the two Ivchenko Al 24K turboprop engines and blades from debris. The wings are configured with single slotted Fowler fype trailing edge flaps on the inboard section, these being double slotted on the outboard section. Its fuselage is of the semi-monocoque type that introduces a welded construction. The An-24 landing gear consists of a hydraulically powered retractable tricycle gear type with two wheels on each main gear as well as two on the steerable nose gear. Tyre pressure can be controlled in order to permit operation from a variety of different surfaces.

Antonov An-24
UTair Antonov An-24
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Although production of the An-24 has ended in the Ukraine in 1978 the aircraft is still produced by the Xian Aircraft Company in China as the Y-7. The Y-7 incorporates several improvements and modifications with regard to the interior and flight deck. In total over 1.350 aircraft have been produced (including the Y-7).