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More: Antonov Design Bureau
More: Antonov An-70
More: Kiev - Gostomel (Antonov) (UKKM)
More: Ukraine, December 2012
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More: Vasiliy Koba
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A visitor from - posted Thu December 27, 2012:
Doors were open in flight, is clear that it is part of the program of tests.

A visitor from Australia posted Wed December 26, 2012:
Maybe last night's dinner dinner was backfiring on the crew and a little extra fresh air was needed. Great shot in any case. Love the blurred props, they look like feather dusters.

A visitor from - posted Wed December 26, 2012:
It's pretty clear that they stuck opened the doors before takeoff. See the green steps holding the doors? Since there are no good windows, maybe they wanted to make some good shots of the engines and they wanted to keep the things symetric, so they opened both doors. :) I also see they have handles to access the door externally. A very nice looking bird.

A visitor from - posted Wed December 26, 2012:
It is very strange to read ridiculous comments here, rather attentively to study that it for the plane and for what purposes it create, I hope everything becomes clear. Open doors for parachutists create considerable resistance, it is necessary to experience work in actual practice and plane reaction, especially at different heights and speeds.

A visitor from - posted Wed December 26, 2012:
Multiple exits = better survive-ability for occupants.

A visitor from - posted Wed December 26, 2012:
May be adding powerful (and heavy) hydraulic system to open front doors was easy than changing the design of doors. Now claim this as defying drag.

A visitor from - posted Wed December 26, 2012:
Those doors are giving a lot more to talk than the plane itself.

A visitor from - posted Wed December 26, 2012:
It is designed to be able to drop paratroopers in four streams – two from the ramp and two from the side doors, so a test flight looks like an appropriate moment for trying to open the doors ;)

A visitor from Australia posted Wed December 26, 2012:
You can see paratroops jumping from the front doors on Youtube, neat.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Wed December 26, 2012:
What are you all surprised about? You see the step stiking out from the doors? It's for paratroopers.

A visitor from - posted Tue December 25, 2012:
Maybe someone on board dind't pay the ticket.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue December 25, 2012:
Why?

A visitor from - posted Tue December 25, 2012:
Looking out for traffic? Checking the weather? See if the runway is really there??

Interesting picture!

A visitor from - posted Tue December 25, 2012:
Wicked shot. I really hope we can find out the reason for the open doors.

Also, is that a camera at the top of the vertical stabiliser?

A visitor from Germany posted Tue December 25, 2012:
Nothing wrong, they either have a new hydraulic system holding doors open into the wind or have hired very very strong guys doing that. Possibly the flaps are manualy operated as well.
Don't know who sits in the engine gondolas.

A visitor from - posted Tue December 25, 2012:
Egad ! Didn't they read the placard on the front doors? "This aircraft is propeller driven: No Paratroop jumps from forward doors."

A visitor from - posted Mon December 24, 2012:
Why the doors are opened?????? Will this plane be used as a skydiver's carrier? Love the UDF engine.

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 24, 2012:
Here's the problem: the exit doors are open

A visitor from - posted Mon December 24, 2012:
Speedbrakes inop? No problem!

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Mon December 24, 2012:
Brand New Air Conditioning System Huh?

A visitor from Germany posted Mon December 24, 2012:
Seems intentional as both main doors are opedn... but why?

A visitor from - posted Mon December 24, 2012:
So where is the Jumper

A visitor from India posted Mon December 24, 2012:
The Other door is also open. No Coincidence. Brake testing?.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon December 24, 2012:
Special, clean, fresh

A visitor from Ukraine posted Sun December 23, 2012:
This is actually more then normal for this type. It can do an airdrop for 2-3 doors and a ramp ..

A visitor from - posted Sun December 23, 2012:
So doors can be used as air brakes.

A visitor from - posted Sun December 23, 2012:
Haven't seen this happen even in James Bond's movies. A wide open front door of this type? Highly unusual.

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