Antonov An-26 "Curl"

by   96.1k BogdanX  8 days ago

[An-26LL-PLO]
> Soviet Union twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft
> this version is designed for surveillance, detection and tracking of stealthy nuclear submarines.

Features:
* AG1-2 release sonar probes
* Custom Flaps (VTOL) and ailerons.
* Blueprints, Scale and Performances
* Ag-8 turn off lights
* Anchor logo is a hint to a secret!

(Letayuschaya Laboratoriya – Protivolodochnoy Oborony – ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) testbed) : A single 'An-26A' aircraft, (c/n 0901), retrofitted and modified to accommodate range of sophisticated laboratory for surveillance systems, detecting and tracking stealthy nuclear submarines.

Plane delivered to EternalDarkness, who asked for it (i always keep my promises, even 6 months late :D).
I find transport planes kinda dull, so i picked this unique version (stealth submarine detector). Since there is not much data about it, i took some elements (equipment) from P-3 Orion, american solution to submarine warfare.

[Secret: it can operate as a sea-plane too, use flaps for easier water-takeoff]

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 86.1ft (26.3m)
  • Length 85.9ft (26.2m)
  • Height 28.7ft (8.8m)
  • Empty Weight 9,586lbs (4,348kg)
  • Loaded Weight 36,440lbs (16,529kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.274
  • Wing Loading 27.4lbs/ft2 (133.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,329.7ft2 (123.5m2)
  • Drag Points 30647

Parts

  • Number of Parts 323
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @Trainzo also An-32 has more cool/larger engines.

    yesterday
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    3,576 Trainzo

    @BogdanX . good news.

    yesterday
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @Trainzo perhaps in the future when i will convert it to An-32

    yesterday
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    3,576 Trainzo

    Cool . Very nice When do you make a cargo version?

    yesterday
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    Mod Cedy117

    nice!

    3 days ago
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    Awesome!

    4 days ago
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    awesome

    4 days ago
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    27.0k Sauce

    @BogdanX lol twin engine skinny c-130

    4 days ago
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    Thanks! @BogdanX

    4 days ago
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @Sauce except the nose (also C-130 is fatter) and number of engines

    4 days ago
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @planelover400 ok, no promises, but i like it. Probably this month end or september

    4 days ago
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    27.0k Sauce

    lol c-130

    4 days ago
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    @BogdanX could you please make a F-105? It's my favorite Vietnam era aircraft

    4 days ago
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    19.9k SUPERSAMROCK

    Nice color scheme

    5 days ago
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @jamesPLANESii no An-2, there are so many already and very good quality.
    Probably i will convert this to An-32 (the one with big engines) or to An-50 (propellers replaced by jet engines)

    5 days ago
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    Have you built this Antonov... to get out of building an AN-2 next?

    5 days ago
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    6,838 ESIOTROT121

    ... @iDrakeZz

    6 days ago
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    Oh, the beauty of your posts... so much detail yet so mobile friendly...

    6 days ago
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    @BogdanX S'good to hear from you!
    And didn't SR made the same thing?

    6 days ago
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @aceofspades2707 i wait for update to make a torpedo boat
    My next build (i already did research on it) is gonna be the SCUD on a MAZ-543 truck (google, the truck is interesting).
    From your suggestion i might to the Camel (or the bomber), i have only one ww1 plane

    6 days ago
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    210 iDrakeZz

    @ESIOTROT121 way to ruin it

    6 days ago
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    @BogdanX I have plenty of ship recommendations, but I guess you're not a ship
    person...
    Also, something I don't see very often on this page is a P-51 Mustang. Maybe you can make one of those.
    Another might be the F9F Panther and F-9 Cougar. Again, maybe.
    I'd like to see an accurate replica of the Sopwith Camel on SP, but some that I find are either inaccurate or not airworthy. It'd be a good pair with the Handley Page Type O bomber. Can you make these? It makes great dogfight buddies with your Fokker Dr.I and WalrusAircraft's Gotha G.IV.
    Pretty please? (lel)
    P.S.: That burst wasn't enough for you, was it? Guess not, now that you're 5.3k away from 100k...
    P.P.S.: Thanks for your reply!

    6 days ago
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @Dandan3188 they are an example. Initially, they were supposed to be ejected from the belly of the beast, check the area around cargo door, where the holes are. But for some reason, i wasn't pleased how they functioned. Also the size, only 3 ft... too small to be noticed.

    So i compromised. The An-26 can launch bombs from pylons attached to main body, so i installed bigger sonobuoys there with more functions that a real one.

    6 days ago
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @Dann810 Length of the real An-26 (Length: 23.8 m (78 ft 1 in))
    This has Length 85.9ft (26.2m) because the long MAD device in the tail.
    If you delete it, the length will be 78.2 ft, almost identical to the real thing.
    The wings are 5 ft shorter and reinforced, because this version was intended to be launched from carriers (but never did)

    6 days ago
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    96.1k BogdanX

    @aceofspades2707 i am not the common SP player that celebrates rank/points :)
    I intend to build next the panavia tornado and the vehicle from Martian.
    But if you have suggestion(s) for a cool aircraft(s) i will consider them too. (just not to be already in my list)
    (Thank you kindly for the upvote burst :D)

    6 days ago
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