AN-22 military transport
The first in the world practice wide-body military-transport with payload to 60 t. The biggest from the existing MT-s on that time it established more than 40 records of cargo capacity. With take-off mass 225 t and diameter of the fuselage 6 meters it had the biggest in the world screws with a diameter of 6.2 m. The sizes of cargo cabin (4.4 m width, 4.4 m height, 33 m length) considerably surpass a railway coach and allow to transport practically all existing building and boring technique. The airplane has the AN-22A modification with more perfect equipment. It is simple in control and operation. It mastered airfields of 89 countries on five continents.
On February 27, 1965 the AN-22 first took-off from Svyatoshin airfield.
In the USSR the AN-22 was serially produced at Tashkent Aircraft Production Corporation (TAPO im. Chkalova).
From November 1965 to January 1976 66 AN-22-s were manufactured, including 28 in the AN-22A version.
Till present the aircraft are used in military-transport aviation regiments of Russian federation, performs commercial transportations in Antonov Airlines.