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An inside picture of the Russian Aircraft, the Antonov An-24 Coke on the North Pole Expedition of 2002.
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An inside view of the Russian Aircraft, the Antonov An-24 Coke
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This is a Russian An-24 Coke.

The An-24 was produced by the Russian Soviet Government until 1978 with about 1100 of these aircraft being produced until this time.  Later production of this aircraft was licensed to China and produced as the Y-7 or Yun-7.  Wingspan 95' 11 1/2",  Length 77' 9 1/2" height 28' 1", Wing Area 807 sq ft.,  Empty operating weight 31,383 lbs.,  Max fuel 10,582 lbs.,  Max fuel at Gross weight 8,818 lbs.,  Max payload 10,362 lbs.  Max takeoff weight 46,295 lbs.,  Max landing weight 48,500 lbs.  Cruising speed 248 kts.  Typical range with 48 passengers 1,180 miles,  1,025 nm,  1,900 km.

In this photo, from left to right, we see Gianni Dal Maschio, Siamak Hatami, in the back row is Jeffrey Nelson, and leaning down Jeffrey C. Dyrek, webmaster

This particular An-24 is set up as an executive transport.  It was a very nice aircraft and the only comfortable aircraft that we flew on for the entire expedition.





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