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Favorite Antonov?  
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

So what´s your favorite Antonov (people you have nothing else to say than,
"none", please don´t post).
Mine is the An-225, amazing size, I would love to put GE/RR engines on this bird and see how big difference it would make....


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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Hi

Can't say that I'm much of an Antonov fan given their crash history. Sorry.  Sad



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Dear JetsGo, then please don´t post in this thread...


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

Oh wait, sorry about the first post, I didnt see the No favorite, no post. My apologies. Its 5:30am here man i need some sleep. Again sorry bout that

Chris



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

What "crash history"?!

My favorites would include the -124 and -70.

LY744.



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User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

I think mine is the AN-124...

User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

An-12.

They just go on and on and on. No modern aircraft could take so much battering, then be patched up with string and solder to fly on...

(Shame about the dirty old engines)



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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

I'm a fan of their new developments including the AN70, 140, and the new RJ program....But of course the 225 is an amazing airplane. I have read in an international cargo magazine that an AN124-300 is in the development stages, and it will include western engines and avionics...This aircraft will be quite an leap forward for Antonov...


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User currently offlineLn-kgl From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1084 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

My favorite Antonov is the An-22! First and only time I've seen one live was on May 25th this year at Schiphol. You'll find one of the photos I took that day here http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=39947. The spot this was taken from is at the end of Aalsmeerderweg, when the Antonov was about to enter apron S in front of the Matrinair Cargo building. More photos of the An-22 and the trip report from Schiphol, you can find here http://www.plane-spotter.com/Reports/index.htm

Kurt


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8034 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

My favorite Antonov-designed plane: the An-124 Ruslan. The Ukrainian government has been very happy the An-124's are earning lots of hard currency revenues for carrying outsized cargo all over the world on behalf of companies like Air Foyle HeavyLift. It's getting quite mundane to see Volga-Dnepr An-124's parked on the ramp at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, CA.  Smile

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Mine is the AN-124. I think it has a cool profile.

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Unfortunately I've only seen a AN-124 in real life- so I'd say shes my favorite  Smile

Wish I could see the AN-22...


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Forgot to mention.. since someone already has a thread on it- would it be possible to ever ride on an AN-124 inflight? I'm assuming not in the states since they have to get DOT approval for a "one time freight flight" and all that.. I wonder how much it would cost if you could do it somewhere else in the world...

Antonovman, are you reading this?  Smile (want to thank you again too if you're the crewmember that showed me around the Richmond to Bismarck charter on June 7th)

Serge


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Take a wild guess  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

At Ukraine's 10th independance celebrations I saw the 225 do a low level fly-by with a 124 on each wing-tip - tre cool !

That said my favourite is actually the humble An-2. The little plane that could ! To be more precise I like the float-plane version.



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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Mine is the An-2, the plane that holds the world record for longest production history. This venerable and versatile bird is a true classic.

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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Mine are the An-24 and -26. For me the best looking russian airplane and one of my alltime favorites. I would love to fly on one!!s

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

i flew on an AN-2 towing gliders in Poland in the summer of '97. i have only 1 true fav antonov. the AN-74! i love the deign of it! great eastern block airplane! to be honest, i love them all!


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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Antonov-124 for me too!


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User currently offlineSILVERSTREAK From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

I live in the San Francisco and occasionally see a An-124 at Moffett Field. It is owned by the Antonov Bureau. I don't know what it does there, but it is impressive sitting there bigger than everything! My favorite Antonov? That's hard for me to say, but I'd have to say the An-24. Rough and tough, they all just keep goin' on and on. I thought I'd read somewhere that an An-22 was going to be put back in service! That would be something to see!

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

isn't it nice?


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