Wings Over Camarillo Airshow 2014
Antonov AN-2 Colt
The Antonov AN-2 Colt
(N2AN). The AN-2 is the world's largest single-engine biplane.
The first flight was in August of 1947. The Soviet Union
produced them until 1962. Production after 1962 was done in
Poland under license. In China, license built AN-2s go by the
designation Y-5. This one was built in 1984 and is operated by
the Inland Empire Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. The
STOL and slow speed flight characteristics on this airplane
are amazing for it's size. During the show, the AN-2 was flown
in a nose high attitude at 38 MPH! It almost looked as if it
was floating along like a balloon.
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