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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=39889
Submitted by: Sensekhmet
Comments: 20  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 1  (View)
Submitted on: 04-28-2005
View Stats Category: Other Vehicle
Antonov An-2. Known as Colt in the west and Antek in Poland :)
Designed in 1947, remained in production until 90s. Over 12,000 made in Poland by PZL, 5,000 in the USSR and 1,500 in China (named Hrabin Y-5 and Fongshu 2).
A truly amazing beast.


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4-28-2005 @ 04:49:42 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
Wings and large parts of fuselage are covered with linen o_O, the mighty radial piston engine (1000HP) revs very low, the metal prop reminds of WW2 bombers. Slow as hell (once I saw one flying above a road. My car was doing 110kph and the plane was falling back o_O), loud as shit and so ugly it's beautiful. Biplane set-up means it needs almost no runway and it can land on anything (grass, dirt, mud, etc.). This and simple maintenance caused a need for more of An-2s. Russians introduced a turboprop version but it was too expensive and complicated. PZL thinks of restarting the production...

4-28-2005 @ 04:54:48 PM
Posted By : thirtyseven Reply | Edit | Del
That's cool as hell.

4-28-2005 @ 04:57:41 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
Goods, merchandise, people, refugees, illegal immigrants, live animals, weapons and drugs go in through this hatch:
Civilian and military AN-2s together:

4-28-2005 @ 04:59:14 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
Ain't these headers sexy? :P
Actually, it's pretty common to see a bucket hanging under the engine when the plane is parked. It is used to collect leaking oil o_O

[Edited by Sensekhmet on 4-28-2005 @ 04:59:56 PM]

4-28-2005 @ 05:01:43 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
My God, it's beautiful! :D

4-28-2005 @ 05:06:26 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
but is it a stickshift Sense?!?!?!? :p

4-28-2005 @ 05:06:59 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#5, Nice colors, pretty colors, pretty!

4-28-2005 @ 05:09:10 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#6, It's Sen_Sekhmet (just without the pause).
Well... looking at the interior shot all I see are sticks. Knobs. Cool analouge tachos. Yum. And it has bucket seats!!! Of course only for pilots... refugees/immigrants have to stand/crouch/lie.

4-28-2005 @ 05:37:33 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
#8, well, I figured you'd burn it if it were an automatic:p

4-28-2005 @ 05:38:49 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#9, I asked if the Impala SS was a manual: no response. Was it?

4-28-2005 @ 05:51:20 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
#10, When did you ask? Anyway, no, it was never offered with a manual. No full size GM car had a manual option from pretty much '71 on. I know there were a few here n there in the 60's, but they werent too popular.

4-28-2005 @ 08:15:44 PM
Posted By : 89Rettagt Reply | Edit | Del
#10, nope, im 99.8 percent sure it wasnt even an option. though there are a few 6 speeds put in aftermarket.

4-28-2005 @ 08:21:26 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
#12, why do you always do that?

4-28-2005 @ 08:24:05 PM
Posted By : 89Rettagt Reply | Edit | Del
#13, nuke it

[Edited by 89Rettagt on 4-28-2005 @ 08:25:47 PM]

4-28-2005 @ 08:24:42 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
#14, I answered it already.

4-28-2005 @ 08:25:17 PM
Posted By : 89Rettagt Reply | Edit | Del
oops, i didnt see that. sorry

4-28-2005 @ 08:32:10 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
#16, ha, its all good. I figured you did it on purpose:p

4-28-2005 @ 09:09:05 PM
Posted By : 89Rettagt Reply | Edit | Del
6speeds are swaped into SS's sometimes. so you <i>could</i> find a manual if you looked enough. im just saying

4-28-2005 @ 09:14:03 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
#18, You could, but they are pretty expensive.

4-29-2005 @ 08:09:32 AM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#19, I guess it's still cheaper than burning down an SS Impala. But it can be more expensive than a normal Impala I imagine...

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