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Ukraine considers resuming An-74 light cargo plane production

UKRAINE is considering resuming production of the Antonov-74 air cargo plane and supplying them to the country's armed forces, the government said, Reuters reports

01 February 2021 - 19:00
UKRAINE is considering resuming production of the Antonov-74 air cargo plane and supplying them to the country's armed forces, the government said, Reuters reports.

The Soviet-designed An-74 is a light transport aircraft with jet engines capable of flying 4,600 km at a speed of 560 km per hour. It made its first flight in 1979.



A total of 62 An-74 were built in the period from 1985 to 2004.



Ukraine, the designer of the world's largest transport aircraft An-225, has all but stopped building planes in recent years due to a severe economic crisis and the severing of relations with Russia, where components were produced.


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