Home » Aviatie militara, featured, headline

Antonov An-2, adaptat pentru atac la solAntonov An-2, addapted for ground attack

16 May 2014 4 Comments

an 2 focV-ati fi inchipuit vreodata ca batranul Antonov An-2 ar putea efectua misiuni de atac la sol?

Ei bine, da. An2, avionul biplan, cu invelis din panza si cu elice din lemn, avionul folosit pentru misiuni de transport sau in agricultura a devenit un vanator feroce.

Ok, lasam deoparte exagerarile. Fortele Aeriene din Coreea de Nord au participat recent la un exercitiu-airshow in prezenta liderului suprem, Kim Jong Un, episod despre care am relatat.

In cadrul acestui exercitiu a zburat cel putin un Antonov An-2 echipat cu lansatoare (de PRND – proiectile reactive nedirijate, dupa umila mea parere) sub cele doua planuri inferioare. Aparatul a executat trei astfel de trageri intr-un poligon. Inutil sa spun ca a nimerit cercul de fiecare data πŸ™‚

Informatiile despre acest tip de An-2 sunt foarte putine. Din cate se stie, ele ar fi folosite de fortele speciale ale Armatei ca avion de infiltrare in teritoriul inamic si de sustinere a trupelor de la sol.

Antonov An-2 a mai fost folosit pentru misiuni de atac la sol in timpul unor conflicte locale, insa atunci era vorba despre mitraliere instalate in locul hublourilor sau despre bomb/ grenade aruncate asupra tintelor, performantele in acest tip de misiuni fiind relative.

an 2 focWould you imagine that Antonov An-2 could be used in ground attack missions?

Yes, that An-2! The russian biplane with wood proppeller and cloth cover! Well, we didn’t thought it’s possible, but boy we were wrong.

North Korea Air Force planes took part recently at an execise-airsow-demo-something in the presence of supreme leader and so on Kim. At one moment during the exercise, an An-2 fitted with lauchers under it’s lower wings took of and went to firing range.

There, it executed three shots at a grond target, hitting in the circle every time. No surprise there.

According to Wiki, North Korean Special Forces possesses around 300 of these aircraft, and due to its 845 km range, it may be used by the KPAF to deploy special forces agents well behind the South Korean front lines. Because the An-2 is almost silent and can operate at very low speeds, the An-2 may also be used as a light bomber in addition to its ability to paratroop special forces agents. Since the An-2 is a STOL aircraft that requires minimal runway space, the airfields for the An-2 are less vulnerable compared to others and may be placed discreetly along North Korea.

So there you have it, an agricultural/transport plane designed 6- years ago is the new sensation of the skies. Only in Kim’s Korea πŸ™‚

4 Comments »

  • enzo said:

    Probabil liderul suprem dorea sa vada avioane cu rachete, deci i s-a dat avioane cu rachete.
    Presupun ca din cand in cand iesea cate un coreean micut din avion si mai atasa cate o racheta de aripa, probabil pilotul πŸ˜€

  • Jap said:

    În directia asta ne indreptam.

  • Adi said:

    E destul de simplu sa atasezi un lansator, cablurile de alimentare si comanda de foc si un reticul; tehnologia necesara e veche de vreo 70 de ani (se folosea pe Mustang sau IL-2 pentru a vana tancuri), e de apreciat totusi faptul ca le-a venit ideea πŸ™‚

    Daca ar fi mai usor lansatorul as putea monta si eu asa ceva pe avion, cu niste rachete de semnalizare sau artificii πŸ˜€

  • Cezar said:

    Admin, sterge repede articolul asta…ca le dai alor nostri conducatori idei dupa ce ramanem fara MIG-uri si Soimi! πŸ™‚ Poate ne procopsim cu din asstea peste cativa ani, musai de import si SH. :))) Ne dau coreenii cand vor sa scape de ele!

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.