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AN-178 Military transport aircraft
 

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Description

The Antonov An-178 is a project of medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company and based on the Antonov An-158 (An-148-200). The An-178 was developed to replace outdated aircraft like the Antonov An-12, Antonov An-26 and Antonov An-32. The An-178 can be used in a range of missions including logistic support of troops, parachute drooping of cargoes at platforms or small troop divisions, carrying of injured personnel, and transportation of light vehicles. It can also be used to transport and deliver equipment and engines. The Antonov state enterprise began construction of first prototype of the An-178 cargo jet. Antonov has begun flight trials of its new An-178 transport aircraft, some five years after the development of type was first announced. On May 7, 2015, it performed its maiden flight, on May 13 the aircraft spent 5 hours 20 minutes in the air, and on May 14 – 4 hours 20 minutes. The AN-178 new transport actively started to perform a program of certification tests. In May 2015, Antonov Aviation and China’s Beijing A-Star Aerospace Technology Co. have signed a protocol on intentions after the maiden flight of a new Antonov cargo plane.The UAE and Azerbaijan have already expressed interest in the new cargo plane.

 
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Design 
The An-178 is a high-wing transport aircraft with moderately swept wing, winglets and a T-tail. The airframe is made of aluminium alloys and composite materials. The fuselage is semi-monocoque with a circular cross-section. The retractable landing gear consists of two main wheel bogies and a single nose wheel. . The flight control surfaces include ailerons near the wing tips, four control spoilers, six lift-dump/speed-brake spoilers, rudder and elevators, with an emergency mechanical cable back-up system.
Propulsion
The powerplant consists of two D-436-148FM turbofan engines, mounted on pylons under the wings and an auxiliary power unit. It can shift 18 tonnes over 1,000 km, or 10 tonnes over 4,000 km
Avionics
The An-178 is fitted with digital avionics, and a glass cockpit. It can fly in intensive air traffic, under VFR and IFR weather conditions both during the day and night times.The flight control system is dual duplex fly-by-wire system, consisting of two parts: FCS-A and FCS-B, each of which is responsible for two control channels.
Capabilities
The An-178 can carry 99 soldiers, 80 paratroops or evacuate 70 wounded people. The An-178 features a more spacious and fully pressurised cargo compartment, which can carry up to 18t of cargo over 1,000km. It has an onboard cargo capacity of 10t and can achieve a range of more than 4,000km. It can accommodate high capacity 1C containers with a lateral size of 2.44m ? 2.44m, as well as containers.
 
Specifications
Type
Military transport aircraft
Engine
2 × Progress D-436-148FM Turbofan
Payload
18,000 kg
Producer
Ukraine
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Operators
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Armament
No armament transport aircraft
Speed
800 km
Weight
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Avionics
Digital avionics, glass cockpit, dual duplex fly-by-wire system
Dimensions
Length: 39.25 m; Wingspan: 28.84 m;
Height: ? m
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An-178 military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Antonov Ukraine Ukrainian Air Force defence industry technology
 
An-178 military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Antonov Ukraine Ukrainian Air Force defence industry technology
An-178 military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Antonov Ukraine Ukrainian Air Force defence industry technology
An-178 military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Antonov Ukraine Ukrainian Air Force defence industry technology
An-178 military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Antonov Ukraine Ukrainian Air Force defence industry technology
 
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