Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ukrainian airplain Antonov’s Airlifter Heritage

An-2

Antonov’s first and most enduring design was the An-2 light utility transport, a rugged biplane powered by a 1,000-hp Shvetsov Ash-61 radial engine and with tailwheel landing gear. The An-2, given the NATO reporting name Colt, first flew from Novosibirsk on Aug. 31, 1947. Overall, 17,000 An-2s were produced in the Soviet Union, Poland and China (as the Y-5). Reengined with a 1,375-shp Glushenkov TVD-20 turboprop, the An-3T was certified in 2000.

An-12

Relocated to Kiev, Ukraine, in 1952, Antonov in 1957 flew both the An-8 twin-turboprop military transport and An-10 four-turboprop passenger airliner. But one of the company’s most important designs also flew in December that year, the An-12 four-turboprop tactical transport—the Soviet equivalent to the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. With the NATO reporting name Cub, more than 1,240 An-12s were produced in Irkutsk, Voronezh and Tashkent. China’s Y-8 transport is based on the An-12.

An-14

A light short-takeoff-and-landing transport powered by a pair of 300-hp. Ivchenko AI-14 radial engines, the An-14 first flew on March 15, 1958, and was given the NATO reporting name Clod. Antonov produced more than 330 cargo and passenger versions. The improved An-28 with turboprop engines flew in 1973 and was produced in Poland by PZL-Mielec, which still builds the upgraded, Western-engined M28.

An-22

While the U.S. moved to jet-powered strategic airlifters in the mid-1960s with the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, the Soviet Union stuck with propellers, and Antonov developed the An-22, still the world’s largest turboprop aircraft. The An-22, NATO reporting name Cock, first flew on Feb. 22, 1965. Powered by four 15,000-shp Kuznetsov NK-12s driving 20.3-ft.-dia. contrarotating propellers, the An-22 had a takeoff weight of almost 500,000 lb., nearly 50% heavier than the C-141.

An-26

Based on its An-24 twin-turboprop airliner, first flown in October 1959, Antonov developed the An-26 light military transport with rear loading ramp. The aircraft, given the NATO reporting name Curl, first flew in May 1969, powered by a pair of 2,800-shp Progress AI-24s. From 1969 to 1986, almost 1,400 An-24s were produced in Kiev. China also based its Y-7 transport on the An-24.

An-32

The An-32 was a development of the An-24 designed for hot-and-high operations. The aircraft was reengined with 5,100-shp Progress AI-20 turboprops placed high above the wing to drive large propellers. Given the NATO reporting name Cline, the An-32 first flew on July 9, 1976.

An-72

Antonov’s first jet-powered transport, the An-72 is a short-takeoff-and-landing military transport with the engines mounted so their exhaust blows over the wing and flaps to increase lift at low speed. Powered by two 14,300-lb,-thrust Lotarev D-36 turbofans, the An-72 first flew in 1977 and was given the NATO reporting name Coaler. A radar-equipped airborne early warning version, the An-71, was flown but never produced. The stretched An-74 was originally designed for arctic operations.

An-124

The An-124 Ruslan, NATO reporting name Condor, was the Soviet Union’s principal strategic airlifter. Just six years ago, Antonov was in negotiations to restart production of a modernized aircraft to form the backbone of the Russian air force’s heavy-lift fleet. Today, Antonov only supports commercially operated An-124s. Powered by four 51,600-lb.-thrust Progress D-18T turbofans, the An-124 first flew on Dec. 28, 1982, and 55 were built. A larger version, the six-engine An-225 Mriya (NATO: Cossack) was built to carry the Soviet Buran space shuttle and is in use commercially carrying outsize payloads.

An-70

Developed to replace the widely used An-12, the An-70 is a medium-range airlifter powered by four propfan engines and with short-takeoff-and-landing capability. But development and production plans were hit first by the collapse of the Soviet Union and latterly by the schism between Russia and Ukraine. Antonov first flew the An-70 on Dec. 14, 1994, and development testing continues, and in January 2015 Antonov announced Ukraine had approved production of updated An-70s. Antonov is now talking about a jet-powered An-188 closely resembling the An-70.



An-178

Antonov’s latest transport aircraft is the twin-turbofan An-178, under development as a replacement for the An-12 and older Western airlifters. Also a competitor for aircraft such as the Lockheed C-130J and Embraer KC-390, the An-178 is based on the An-158 regional jet, with a wider fuselage incorporating rear loading ramp. Powered by two Progress D-436 turbofans, the An-178 made its first flight on May 7, 2015. Antonov is planning a version with Western engines and avionics.

An-132

Antonov has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and Taqnia Aerospace to develop a modernized An-32, the An-132, reengined with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150s and with Honeywell Primus Epic avionics, to be built in the Arab nation. The prototype is to fly by the end of 2016. Saudi Arabia has signed a memorandum of understanding for four aeromedical, four surveillance and two jamming versions.


An 225 compare to Boeing 747, AirBus A380 and H-4 Spruce Goose.














List of old and new names of streets Kiev.

 Kyiv community began to rename of 122 streets.  Three names have returned their historical names, another 23 streets can be renamed if a decision will be made at public discussions.
Map of renamed streets in Kyiv.


List of old and new names of streets Kiev:
New name  - Old name 
Azerbaydzhanska - Vul. Bakіnskih komіsarіv
 Allie Gorskoї  - Czeslaw Bєlіnskogo 
Anatolіya Lupinos - Vul.- Gorky (Solom'yansky district) 
Antonovich -Vul. - Gorky
 ARSENALNY Square. - Geroїv Arsenal
 Baggovutіvska - Vul. Budonnogo 
MarshalBіlokur Katerini - Vul. Bosch Evgenіi
Braychevskogo Michael - Vul. Metalworkers 
Brovarsky Avenue. - 60 rіchchya Zhovtnya 
Tabloid-Kudryavska - Vul. Vorovskogo 
Butishіv province. - vul. Іvanova Andrіya 
Vavіlovih - Vul. Vavіlova 
Vasilenko Mykoly - Vul. Vatchenko
 Vvedenska - Vul. Ratmanskogo 
Great Vasilkіvska - Vul. Chervonoarmіyska 
Vіdradny Avenue. - Chubar
 Vifleєmska - Vul. Akademіka Shlіhtera
 Voznesensky  - Vul. Smіrnova-Lastochkіna 
Volodymyr Vinnichenko - Vul. Yurіya Kotsyubinskogo
 V'yacheslava Lipinskogo - Vul. Chapaєva
 Heavenly Heroes Hundreds alley street. - Institutskaya (part of the Independence Square to the street. Olginskaya)
 Georgіїvsky - prov Strіletsky 
Vadym Hetman - Vul. Іndustrіalna
 Golosіїvsky Avenue. -  40 rіchchya Zhovtnya 
Gongadze - Avenue. Radyanskoї Ukraine 
Gongadze Georgіya - Vul. Mashinobudіvna 
Oles Honchar - Vul. Chkalov
 Gordіenka Kostyantin - Chekіstіv 
Gorodetskogo Arhіtektora - Vul. Karl Marx 
Degtyarіvska - Vul. Parkhomenko Oleksandra 
Dіlova - Vul. DmitrovDmitrіvska - Vul. Menzhinskogo
 Donets Mikhailo - Vul. Zatonskogo
 Evgena Konovalca -  Vul. Schorsa 
Zhabaєva Jamba - Vul. Kuzminska 
Zhilyanska - Vul. Zhadanovskogo 
Zlatoustіvska - Vul. Volodarskogo
 Іnstitutska - Vul. Zhovtnevoї revolyutsії 
Cyril - Street. Frunze
 Cyril Osmakov - Vul. Gorky (Darnitsky district)
 Kozlovsky Іvana -  Dzerjinskiy
 Kontraktova - Square. Chervona 
Kostolna - Vul. Chelyuskіntsіv
 Kunanbaєva Abay - Vul. Bratslavska
 Les Kurbas ave. - 50 rіchchya Zhovtnya 
Kurenіvska - Vul. The cable 
The laboratory - Vul. Ulyanov
 Levandovskogo - Vul. Anіschenko
 Lipkіvskogo Vasil - Vul. Uritskogo
 Lipska - Vul. Luxembourg Rosie 
Lіsovy - Avenue. Marshal Voroshilov
 Lyuteranska - Vul. Engelsa Frіdrіha
 Mazeppa Іvana - Vul. Sіchnevogo insurrection
 Plato Maiboroda - Vul. Manuїlskogo 
Maidan Nezalezhnosti - Square. Zhovtnevoї revolyutsії
Libedskaya - Dzerzhinsky Square
Malaya Zhitomirskaya - Str. Postysheva
Miropolskaya - street. Komsomolskaya
Mikhailovskaya st.-  Paris Commune
Mikhailovskaya sq. - Kalinin
Moscow ave. - Red Cossacks
Nagornaya - Street. Peter Karkots
Nazarovska  -street. Vetrova
Obolonskiy ave. - Alexander Korniychuk
Olzhych - street. Poor Demyanu
Berest Alexei - street. Krylenko
Orlik Philip  - Street. Chekistov
Autumn Lane. - Ulyanov
Chubinskogo - St. Paul. Krupskaya
Pankivska - street. Stepan Khalturin
Simon Petlyura - street. Comintern
Peter Doroshenko - st. Lenin
Paul Square. - Frunze
Ivan Poddubny - street. Bolshevik
Intercession - street. Academician Zelinsky
Woodland - Street. Trostyanetska
Poleski - Lane. Russian street.
Transfiguration - Street. Ivan Klimenko
Primachenko - blvd. Likhachev
Prytysko Nicholas - Street. George Livera
Proreznaya - str. Sverdlov
Protasov Yar - str. Stepan Razin
Sich Riflemen-  street. Artem
Sofia - street. Kalinin
Spasskaya - Street. Heroes of Tripoli
Stepanchenko Basil -  Street. The service
Stretenskaya - street. Pauline Osipenko
Vasyl Stus - Str. State farm
Teligi St. Helena. - Korotchenko Demyanu
Tereschenkivska-  str. Repin
Trutenka Onufriya-  street. Zhuliany
Three Saints - Street. Heroes of the Revolution
Frolivskyy - street. Frolovskaya
Bohdan Khmelnytsky - Street. Lenin
Chokolovsky -  Lenin
Vyacheslav Chornovil - Street. Kosior
Shelkovichnaya - street. Karl Liebknecht
 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ukraine - Slovenia, on-line Soccer / UEFA - EURO Qualifiers

Ukraine - Slovenia, on-line Soccer / UEFA - EURO Qualifiers

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Antonov An-178


It looks familiar, because the An-158 100-seat airliner was shown at Dubai last time, but this is a very different airplane. The military gray color scheme is a clue, for this is a freighter equipped with a rear loading ramp. Typical payloads include three “Humvee” vehicles, 72 troops, 68 paratroops or 40 stretchers plus 30 walking wounded. Not that military use is exclusive: Volga-Dnepr freight airline provided design and marketing advice, and Antonov expects civil operators to order a significant number. Silkway of Azerbaijan has signed for 10 and there is talk of a possible Chinese production line. The prototype, here on show, first flew on May 7 this year and was initially shown at Paris the next month.

Lomachenko defended his title, defeating Mexican Romulo Koasichu (25-5, 15 KOs)

World champion by the WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1, 3 KOs) confidently defended his title, defeating Mexican Romulo Koasichu (25-5, 15 KOs).
Lomachenko dominated in ring in each of the rounds, showing excellent footwork, speed and variety of attacks.
Total in battle Ukrainian threw 383 jabs and power punches 334, of which 334 targets achieved.
In Koasicha total 607 strokes, of which only 75 beautiful.
A final point in the match put the Ukrainian in the tenth round accurate kick left to the body - knockout.