JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3600 times:
I posted a question about this aircraft on this forum and it was deleted.
So now I have another question about this aircraft and how to do a search so there isn't a "double-post".
Where is the first thread? I thought I had done a search correctly when I typed the words
Antonov An-148 into the search engine on A.net and it said no topics were found. Was I looking in the wrong place? This is the first time I have ever attempted to see if there was a double-post about this aircraft.
My original question was is this a Bae-146 with only two engines on it?
If you can answer my questions before the thread gets pulled, I'd greatly appreciate any help you could give me.
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3113 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3292 times:
It is definitely not an AN-140 woth jets. The AN-140 itself looks like a combination of an ATR-42 and an ATP (or the poor selling Illyushin lookalike).
The AN-148 is simply an AN-72/74 with pylon mounted engines for reduced maintainence/complexity and increased efficiency.Even the designation hints at its lineage, as 148 is twice that of 74... russian humor? Nothing too exotic about it, but definitely no AN-140 mod.