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Antonov An-74-200 — - An-72 taking part in flypast over Kiev on Independence day, 2021
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Antonov An-74-200 —

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An-72 taking part in flypast over Kiev on Independence day, 2021

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maalnnuq648519
Oh Antonov An-74!
It saw for the first time.
I appreciate publication.
Colin Seftel
The unusual positioning of the engines is to boost lift for STOL use by blowing the engine exhaust gases over the wing's upper surface. It's known as the Coandă effect. Boeing copied this concept for a similar aircraft (YC-14) but it was not successful and only 2 prototypes were built.
Bill Snowden
Wow! Never even heard of AN-74.
skylab72
That looks a lot sleeker in the air than on the ground. A real workhorse though...
user3956
Never seen this plane before, great shot!
Hawk Moore
. . . what a difference a year can make. A totally different landscape in Kiev today. Sad.
Vaughn Blue Jr
Which is it a 74 or 72?
George Maidens
Vaughn Blue Jr It would probably be an AN74, for which the ICAO type code is AN72 !

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