9A-CRO
Editor
Topic Author
Posts: 1529
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2000 3:53 pm

Antonov An-72 Engines Question

Sat Nov 04, 2000 12:09 am

why does AN-72 have over the wing mounted engines
is it for increasing lift?
and if so, why isn't this concept applied to any other aircraft in service?

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Tomislav Muic

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
 
christianbothe
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2000 7:03 pm

RE: Antonov An-72 Engines Question

Sat Nov 04, 2000 2:54 am

Yes,
the stream of hot exhaust gases on the upper side of the wing causes an increased lift (the so-called Conda Effect). Besides the chances of FOD is lower, so it can be used on primitive airstrips. But it is harder to maintain and check the engines.

  christian
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: Antonov An-72 Engines Question

Sat Nov 04, 2000 8:08 pm

The only other aircraft I have seen with this engine setup was the Boeing YC-14. It is on display at the Pima Air museum.

I don't know which aircraft was first.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: flipdewaf, speedygonzales and 22 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos