Type: Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal
Manufacturer(s): Antonov - Ukraine
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 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.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (444mph).
Graph average of 375 miles-per-hour.
Graph showcases the Antonov An-188's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.