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Was The An-124 Design To Replace The An-22

Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:01 am

Was the An-124 designed to replace the An-22? I was reading somewhere that it was.
 
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RE: Was The An-124 Design To Replace The An-22

Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:03 am

From what I've read, the AN-124 was more of a direct response to the US designing/building the C-5A in the late 60s. With basically twice the payload capability of the An-22, the Russians needed to move forward with a comparable platform.

If you're into the Antonov cargo airplanes, here's an excellent book to add to your collection:

"Antonov's Heavy Transports: The An-22, An-124/225 and An-70" by Yefim Gordon, Dmitry and Sergy Komissarov.

Lots of details, photos, etc.
 
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RE: Was The An-124 Design To Replace The An-22

Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:02 pm

Quoting TF39 (Reply 1):
If you're into the Antonov cargo airplanes, here's an excellent book to add to your collection:

"Antonov's Heavy Transports: The An-22, An-124/225 and An-70" by Yefim Gordon, Dmitry and Sergy Komissarov.

Lots of details, photos, etc.

Thank You.
 
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RE: Was The An-124 Design To Replace The An-22

Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:03 pm

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):

According to Bill Gunston the An-124 design was started as it was decided to stop An-22 production. But it's hardly a direct replacement.

Was the A400M designed to replace the Transall? The answer is up to you. There's no definite yes or no. What does it matter, anyway?
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