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Antonov An-188


Jet-Powered Transport Aircraft Proposal (2015)


Aviation / Aerospace

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.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
2015

Origin
Ukraine national flag graphic
Ukraine

Crew
3

Production
0
UNITS


Antonov - Ukraine
National flag of Ukraine Ukraine (possible)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.


Length
136.2 ft
(41.50 m)
Width/Span
150.9 ft
(46.00 m)
Height
46.6 ft
(14.20 m)
Empty Wgt
179,126 lb
(81,250 kg)
MTOW
279,998 lb
(127,005 kg)
Wgt Diff
+100,873 lb
(+45,755 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Antonov An-188 production variant)
Installed: 4 x D436FM turbofan engines developing 18,078lb of thrust each.
Max Speed
444 mph
(715 kph | 386 kts)
Ceiling
38,976 ft
(11,880 m | 7 mi)
Range
2,572 mi
(4,140 km | 7,667 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
2,500 ft/min
(762 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Antonov An-188 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None. Up to a forty ton internal payload.


An-188 - Base Series Designation


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