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Antonov An-24 (Coke)

Soviet Union (1962)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Antonov An-24 (Coke) Military Transport Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 8/29/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  Antonov An-24 (Coke)  
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The An-24 Coke was yet another in the long line of Antonov transport aricraft utilized by the Soviet Air Force.

The An-24 "Coke" was yet another in the long line of military transport aircraft produced during the Cold War by the Antonov bureau. The An-24 differed from earlier Antonov products in that it was designed and built to stricter requirements centered around battlefield conditions, in particular, operations from makeshift runways. Besides being utilized as a military transport, the system could be found in various other roles including humanitarian assistance, general cargo transport and as a VIP passenger transport (up to 52 passengers can be carried in this role).

The An-24 is a twin-engine, turboprop-powered, medium-class type transport. The twin Progress engines, like its other Soviet transport counterparts, are mounted on high-wing monoplane wings and a single rudder fin is fit to the empennage. The system is crewed by a minimum of two personnel and the aircraft reportedly can reach out to nearly 400 miles of operational service. China produces their own version of the An-24 as the Xian Y-7 and several still serve in transport functions with former Eastern Bloc nations. The An-24RT variant became the basis for a developmentally improved design in the An-26 "Curl".
Any available statistics for the Antonov An-24 (Coke) Military Transport Aircraft 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).
Antonov An-24T (Coke) Specifications
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Soviet Union
Year: 1962
Type: Military Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Antonov - Soviet Union
Production: 1,367
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 3
Length: 77.20 ft (23.53 m)
Width: 95.80 ft (29.20 m)
Height: 27.30 ft (8.32 m)

Installed Power
2 x ZMBD Progress (Ivchenko) AI-24A turboprop engines generating 2,250eshp each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 280 mph (450 kph; 243 kts)
Maximum Range: 398 mi (640 km; 346 nm)
Service Ceiling: 27,559 ft (8,400 m; 5.22 mi)


Operators List
Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belarus; Bulgaria; Cambodia; China; Republic of the Congo; Cuba; Czech Republic; Czechoslovakia; East Germany; Egypt; Georgia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Hungary; Iran; Iraq; Kazakhstan; Laos; Mali; Mongolia; North Korea; North Vietnam; Poland; Romania; Russia; Slovakia; Somalia; Sudan; Syria; Ukraine; Soviet Union; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; Yemen

Series Model Variants
• An-24 - Initial Production Model Designation; seating for up to 44 passengers.
• An-24B - Cargo Transport
• An-24T - Cargo Transport
• An-24P - Fire-Fighting Variant
• An-24V - Fitted with 2 x Ivchenko AI-24A turboprop engines of 2,550ehp; seating for up to 50 passengers.
• An-24V (Series II) - Passenger/Cargo Variant; seating for up to 50 passengers.
• An-24RT - Based on the An-24T; fitting auxiliary turbojet engine.
• An-24RV - Based on An-24V; fitted with auxiliary turbojet engine of 1,985lbs thrust.
• Y-7 - Xian-produced version; fitted with 2 x Dongan WJ5A turboprop engines.
• Y-1 100 - Xian-produced version; revised cockpit and crew cabin; implementation of winglets; improved throughout.
• Y-7 200 - Xian-produced version; sans winglets; revised avionics suite.
• Y-7 200A - Xian-produced version; fitted with 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW127C turboprop engines.
• Y-7 200B - Xian-produced civilian transport version.