Herpa HE559713 – 1/200 Scale An-2 Diecast Model
Herpa Wings Series
|Length||6.2 cm||2.44 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||9.1 cm||3.58 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand not included.
1/200 Scale Antonov An-2, Ukrainian Naval Forces – Herpa HE559713
Herpa HE559713 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Antonov An-2 (NATO reporting name; Colt), #07, of the 10th Naval Aviation Brigade, Ukrainian Naval Forces, stationed at Kulbakino Air Base, Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukraine.
The Antonov An-2 (NATO reporting name; Colt) is a Soviet single-engine, biplane utility aircraft, designed to replace the Polikarpov Po-2, in forestry and agriculture service. It first flew on August 31, 1947, and remains in both military and civilian service. Developed to perform various roles, including scientific research, water-bombers, ambulances, float-equipped, and lightly armed combat for dropping paratroops. The most numerous version is the An-2T, a 12-seater passenger airliner. Antonov experimented with a turboprop-powered version in the early 1980s, designated as the An-3; the project was resurrected in the late 1990s by Polyot State Aerospace Enterprise. Produced ended in 2001 with 18,000 plus airframes built in the USSR, Poland China(Y-5), and exported to many countries.
The fuselage is an all-metal semi-monocoque structure with an enclosed cockpit for a flight crew of two. The single bayed, unequal span biplanes and tail unit are constructed of metal frames covered in fabric. The fixed undercarriage is a tailwheel type.
It uses a single Shvetsov ASh-62 nine-cylinder radial engine, developed from the Wright R-1820, driving a four-bladed propellor. The An-2 has a cruise speed of 190 km/h (120 mph ), a maximum speed of 258 km/h (160 mph) with a service ceiling of 4,500 m (14,800 ft) with a maximum range of 845 km (525 mi).
10th Naval Aviation Brigade
The 10th Naval Aviation Brigade controls all naval aircraft in service with Ukrainian Naval Forces. Its sole An-2, along with other aircraft, was seized by Russia during their military intervention in Ukraine and returned in 2014.