The AN-32 light military transport multi-purpose aircraft can be operated in various climate conditions, including hot climate (up to + 55 degrees Celsius) and from mountain airfields (up to 4500 meters in elevation).
The main purpose of the AN-32 is to transport cargo over short and medium range air routes. It can be used for carrying people, parachute delivery of people and cargo platforms on pallets, and also as an air ambulance.
The aircraft has high maneuverability for flights to mountain airfields with difficult approaches.
The AN-32 aircraft is fitted with all required modern cargo handling devices:
- Large cargo door at the rear part of the fuselage with a ramp, which can be shifted under the fuselage or lowered to the ground thus providing fast aircraft unloading and loading from a truck
- Upper cargo handling equipment for loading and unloading of up to 3 ton cargos
- Demountable roller equipment that provides handling operations of the packed cargoes on pallets or platforms
The semi-automatic locks of the roller equipment, used to fasten the pallets, significantly reduce the aircraft idle time.
When cargo is placed along the cargo floor the roller equipment is put to the fuselage sides or removed.
The cargo compartment and door dimensions allow transporting the large-size cargoes, self-propelled wheeled vehicles, and cars. Cargoes and vehicles are fastened to the floor detachable tie-down fittings with the aid of nets and tie-down straps.
The cockpit and cargo compartment are pressurized and equipped with an air conditioning system. The separate control of the air temperature of the compartments keeps the required temperature for the cargo transportation, preserving the standard temperature conditions for the crew.
The cargo handling equipment and turbo-generator power plant are available to supply electric power and to start the engines, providing the independent operation of the aircraft from the poorly equipped airfields.
The landing gear with low-pressure pneumatics and high-mounted engines allows operating the aircraft from the unpaved airfields and sites.
The aircraft flight navigation system and radio communication equipment allows the AN-32 to perform flights under adverse weather conditions, during the day and night, for local and international air routes.
The aircraft crew consists of three persons: two pilots and a navigator. An extra seat and a flight engineer workstation can be equipped, if necessary.
|Country of Origin||CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).|
|Similar Aircraft||An-24 Coke, An-26 Curl.|
|Role||Short- to medium-range, light-transport, cargo (39 equipped troops, small vehicles), airdrop.|
|Dimensions||Length: 78 ft (23.75 m). Span: 95 ft, 9 in (29.2 m).|
An-32 Cline WEFT Description
|Wings||High-mounted and equally tapered from the engines to the blunt tips.|
|Engine(s)||Two turboprops mounted in pods over the wings. Pods extend beyond the wings�’ leading and trailing edges.|
|Fuselage||Long, tubular, upswept rear section and solid, rounded nose. Stepped cockpit.|
|Tail||Fin is unequally tapered with blunt tip and angular fairing. Flats are high-mounted on the body, back-tapered with blunt tips, and have a positive slant.|
Countries which Fly the An-32 Cline
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Cuba, India, Mongolia, Peru.