Antonov AN-24 ‘Coke’

First developed in 1958 to replace large numbers of piston-engined twins used on internal routes in the Soviet Union, and made its maiden flight in April 1960. Service entry with Aeroflot took place in September 1963. Type later license-produced in China as the Y-7. Total delivered: 1,000+.

Specifications: AN-24V
Accommodation: 3 + 52
Cargo/baggage: 61m³(2,150 cu.ft)
Max Speed: 243 kt (450 km/h)
Range: 1,297 nm (2,400 km)

Wingspan: 29.2 (95 ft 10 in)
Length: 23.5 m (77 ft 2 in)
Height: 8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)

High/straight wing; twin Ivchenko AI-24 turboprops with four –blade propellers; swept dorsal fin; slight dihedral on low set tailplane.