Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 151298 ) : - Meeting Aérien La Ferté-Alais 2011 - Antonov2 D-FKME
The Antonov 2 or 'Colt' is the biggest biplane in the world, designed in 1946, this is a very robust aircraft, and simple maintenance that can take off and land on runways summary in less than 300 meters.
It was first produced in the USSR before being transferred to Poland, built by the corporation 'PZL' Mielec. The production was stopped in 1994 (but it would seem that China would continue to produce under a different name) and has reached close to 18. 000 copies, it is the second aircraft the most produced of all time.
This version is the most versatile, it allows the transport of 12 passengers or paratroopers or 1500 kg of freight. Its instrumentation allows the flight without visibility.
At the base, this plane was not designed for the Military, but today, it is used as such.