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Antonov An-188

Ukraine (2015)
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Origin: Ukraine
Year: 2015
Type: Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal
Manufacturer(s): Antonov - Ukraine
Production: 0


The Antonov An-188 was announced at Paris Air Show 2015, a turbofan-powered version of the An-70.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Antonov An-188 Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal.  Entry last updated on 6/21/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The Antonov An-188 is a proposed turbofan-powered version of the company's An-70 medium-lift hauler (detailed elsewhere on this site). The An-70, a post-Cold War era development by Ukraine, achieved a first-flight on December 16th, 1994 and has seen on-again, off-again development since - only two prototypes have been completed to date (2017). The design utilizes a high wing arrangement with four "propfan" engines for propulsion.

The An-188 proposal replaces the propfan approach with 4 x Progress D436FM turbofan engines delivering up to 18,078lb of thrust each unit (or similar Western offering). This provides greater cargo-hauling capabilities and improved performance. It is said that the An-188 would have capabilities between that of the Lockheed C-130 and Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport series of the United States Air Force (USAF). Sources state it would be a direct competitor to the French Airbus Military A400M Atlas high-winged military transport.

Announced at the 2015 Paris Air Show, there appears to be little, if any, work completed on the An-188 proposal. As such, much of the structural and performance figures on this page are estimated on the part of the author.

Any available statistics for the Antonov An-188 Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 500mph
Lo: 250mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (444mph).

    Graph average of 375 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Global Operators:
Ukraine (possible)
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Antonov An-188 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
3


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
136.15 ft


Meters
41.5 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
150.92 ft


Meters
46 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
46.59 ft


Meters
14.2 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
179,126 lb


Kilograms
81,250 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
279,998 lb


Kilograms
127,005 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
4 x D436FM turbofan engines developing 18,078lb of thrust each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
444 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
715 kph


Knots
386 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
2,572 mi


Kilometers
4,140 km


Nautical Miles
2,235 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
38,976 ft


Meters
11,880 m


Miles
7.38 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
2,500 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
762 m/min

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None. Up to a forty ton internal payload.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• An-188 - Base Series Designation