Impressive steep takeoff An-178 Farnborough 2016

Ан-178 Farnborough 2016 photo © Marina Lystseva

The Antonov An-178 is a short-range tactical transport aircraft. It was developed by Ukrainian Antonov design bureau.

It is based on civilian An-158 (An-148-200) regional jet aircraft. The first flight was on 7 May 2015. It has a wider fuselage and is fitted with a rear loading ramp. Some modifications were made to adapt this aircraft for military service. This aircraft is intended to replaced the ageing An-12, An-26 and An-32 tactical aircraft most of which are worn-out already.

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