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A Picture of a Russian Antonov An-26 Curl on Sredney Island in the Arctic Ocean.

North Pole Expedition 2002.
We got here by flying russian planes from Khatanga to the pole
This is the Russian plane that took us from Khatanga to Sredney Island then to the North Pole Base camp Camp Barneo .  We are in the process of boarding in this An-26 Aircraft Picture.
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This is a Russian Antonov An-26 Curl.
Wingspan 95' 9 1/2",  Length 78', Height 28', Empty Weight 33,113 lbs., Max Takeoff weight 52,911 lbs., Cruise 273 mph, Max Climb 1,575 fpm, Ceiling 24,600, Range Max Payload, 683 miles.  Takeoff run on concrete 2559 ft.


Our Antonov An-26 Cargo plane on Sredney Island just 600 miles south of the North Pole
Picture by C. Jeff Dyrek

An-26 Curl.

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Red Star Vol. 12 AN-24/-26/-30/-32. Gordon. The An-24 was designed in the late 1950s first as an airliner and then as a tactical transport for the Soviet Air Force. Later, the An-26 introduced a sliding cargo ramp, leading to the "hot and high" An-32 and the "big head" An-30, specialized for aerial photography. This richly illustrated book presents their histories and lists all known operators on a country-by-country basis. 128 pgs., approximately 200 B&W and color photos, 8"x 11", sfbd.

An-26 Curl
Wingspan 95' 9 1/2",  Length 78', Height 28', Empty Weight 33,113 lbs., Max TO weight 52,911 lbs., Cruise 273 mph, Max Climb 1,575 fpm, Ceiling 24,600, Range Max Payload, 683 miles.  TO run on concrete 2559 ft.


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