The Antonov An-2 is a Soviet single-engine aircraft developed and manufactured by the Antonov Design Bureau. The design process began in 1946, responding to the 1947 Soviet Ministry of Forestry requirement for a replacement for the less powerful Polikarpov Po-2. The An-2 features all-metal construction, an enclosed cockpit, and an extended cabin that can accommodate up to 12 passengers, depending on modifications. Its design allows for operations on unsurfaced airstrips, making it suitable for various challenging roles, including scientific missions, water-bombing for forest firefighting, medevac or air ambulance, and lightly armed combat versions. The An-2’s versatility and reliability contributed to its long service life, with production continuing until 2001.
Red Box is delighted to offer an extensive range of ground power and support equipment for the Antonov An-2 aircraft. This includes tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, all tailored to meet the specific requirements of the Antonov An-2.
Highlighted products for the Antonov An-2 include the 717 tug, the RBPS50 continuous power unit, ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous powering of equipment during operations without draining the onboard aircraft batteries. Additionally, the RB50A is available for starting the aircraft, helping to avoid hot starts. A combination of start and continuous power in one unit for the Antonov An-2 is also offered in our TC3000 range.
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