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Antonov An-188

Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal

Ukraine | 2015

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

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/21/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

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.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Antonov An-188 Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal.
4 x D436FM turbofan engines developing 18,078lb of thrust each.
444 mph
715 kph | 386 kts
Max Speed
38,976 ft
11,880 m | 7 miles
Service Ceiling
2,572 miles
4,140 km | 2,235 nm
Operational Range
2,500 ft/min
762 m/min
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Antonov An-188 Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal.
136.2 ft
41.50 m
O/A Length
150.9 ft
(46.00 m)
O/A Width
46.6 ft
(14.20 m)
O/A Height
179,126 lb
(81,250 kg)
Empty Weight
279,998 lb
(127,005 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Antonov An-188 Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal .
None. Up to a forty ton internal payload.
Notable series variants as part of the Antonov An-188 family line.
An-188 - Base Series Designation
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Antonov An-188. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 0 Units

Contractor(s): Antonov - Ukraine
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