Aviation Photo #2204105 Antonov An-70 - Antonov Design Bureau

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Anonymous
4 years ago
Haven't seen this happen even in James Bond's movies. A wide open front door of this type? Highly unusual.
Anonymous
4 years ago
So doors can be used as air brakes.
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is actually more then normal for this type. It can do an airdrop for 2-3 doors and a ramp ..
Anonymous
4 years ago
Special, clean, fresh
Anonymous
4 years ago
The Other door is also open. No Coincidence. Brake testing?.
Anonymous
4 years ago
So where is the Jumper
Anonymous
4 years ago
Seems intentional as both main doors are opedn... but why?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Brand New Air Conditioning System Huh?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Speedbrakes inop? No problem!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Here's the problem: the exit doors are open
Anonymous
4 years ago
Why the doors are opened?????? Will this plane be used as a skydiver's carrier? Love the UDF engine.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Egad ! Didn't they read the placard on the front doors? "This aircraft is propeller driven: No Paratroop jumps from forward doors."
Anonymous
4 years ago
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.
Anonymous
4 years ago
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?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Looking out for traffic? Checking the weather? See if the runway is really there??

Interesting picture!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Why?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Maybe someone on board dind't pay the ticket.
Anonymous
4 years ago
What are you all surprised about? You see the step stiking out from the doors? It's for paratroopers.
Anonymous
4 years ago
You can see paratroops jumping from the front doors on Youtube, neat.
Anonymous
4 years ago
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 ;)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Those doors are giving a lot more to talk than the plane itself.
Anonymous
4 years ago
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.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Multiple exits = better survive-ability for occupants.
Anonymous
4 years ago
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.
Anonymous
4 years ago
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.
Anonymous
4 years ago
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.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Doors were open in flight, is clear that it is part of the program of tests.
Anonymous
2 years ago
New SBRKs look to be functioning well!

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