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  1. Antonov An-2: Annushka, Maid of All Work - Red Star Vol. 15
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  2. Antonov An-2: Annushka, Maid of All Work - Red Star Vol. 15

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Initially criticized as 'obsolete at the moment of birth' due to its biplane layout, this aircraft has put the skeptics to shame. It may lack the glamour of the fast jets, but it has proved itself time and time again as an indispensable and long-serving workhorse. In terms of longevity and sheer numbers built, the Annushka (Annie), as the An-2 was affectionately known, has few parallels. Indeed, limited production of this aircraft which first flew in 1947 still continues in China and Poland. The An-2 is a very robust and easy-to-fly aircraft. This and its excellent field performance (thanks to the 'obsolete biplane layout'!) have made it an ideal aircraft for utility operations from tiny semi-prepared strips, a fact which many air forces, the type has been operated by more than 40 nations, have put to good use. The An-2 is experiencing a revival now. In the mid-1970s the Antonov Design Bureau brought out the An-3, a turboprop-engined version of the Annushka. After nearly 20 years 'on ice', this design has been given a new lease of life as an upgrade program. This makes the An-2 the only biplane transport which remained in service long enough to pass into the 21st century!

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Yefim Gordon
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The An-2 is over 60 years old, but this remarkable and versatile aircraft just keeps on flying. As usual, Gordon and Komissarov (and the "Red Star" series) deliver enaging text that blends historic detail and technical analysis as well as plenty of vintage and contemporary photographs that will satisfy the modeler and the aviation buff. Who knew there were so many variants of the COLT??? As an added bonus, this book also contains a short text section on and many photos of the An-3, the "successor" to the An-2.
This book is one of the most complete work about this amazing aircraft. In general it is hard to find precise information about this sort of aircraft, which is not a front line fighter. The book is well documented with a lot of rare photos.
I bought this book and give to my boss
His owner of Antonov AN 2 and know he invite me for fly with him
Great an Ilustrated Book
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