The Antonov An-74 is a military transport aircraft that was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in cooperation with six other countries. The main goal for this project was to create a plane that could fly over long distances, but also take off and land on short runways. There are currently only four of these planes left in the world.

2006 to: Present
US$22 million
2x 2 × Lotarev D-36 turbofans
14,300 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
324 knots
600 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
2,483 Nautical Miles
4,599 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.29 nautical mile / gallon
0.631 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
33,136 feet
Rate of Climb:

Take Off Distance:
1900 metre - 6,233.52 feet
Landing Distance:
1700 metre - 5,577.36 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
34,500 Kg
76,059 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
6,803 Kg
14,998 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
4,292 gallon
16,247 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
10 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
2.2 metre - 7.22 feet
Cabin Width:
2.5 metre - 8.20 feet
Cabin Length:
10.5 metre - 34.45 feet
Exterior Length:
28.07 metre - 92.09 feet
Tail height:
8.65 metre - 28.38 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
2.8 metre - 9.19 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
31.89 metre - 104.62 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The Antonov An-74 is a military transport aircraft that can be used for both cargo and passengers. It was originally created by the Antonov Design Bureau, which has been in operation since 1946.

The development of this aircraft was first proposed in 1978 and took place from 1980 to 1985 with its maiden flight on September 8th, 1982.

This particular plane had many problems including engine fires, malfunctions in the hydraulic system, and design flaws such as cracks in fuselage structures.

Despite these setbacks it still managed to do well enough that production continued until 1989 when all models were retired due to an inability to compete against newer designs like the Lockheed C-130 Hercules or Russian Ilyushin Il-76MDK.

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