Antonov An-2 Colt

in Latvian National Guard service

History

Twelve An-2 obtained from ex-DOSAAF stocks and operated from 1993. Survivors transferred to the Air Force in 2000.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
246 116247318   1993 stored 2006
247 1G86-45   1993 active 2006
248 1G212-18   1993 wfu by 2006
249 1G214-33 YL-LEK 1993 stored 2006
250 1G191-56   1993 wfu by 2006
251 1G212-17   1993 wfu by 2006
252 1G187-57   1993 wfu by 2006
253 1G192-11 YL-LET 1993 active 2006
254 1G214-43   1993 active 2006
255 ?   1993 wfu by 2006
256 1G225-25   1993 wfu by 2006
257 1G197-45 YL-LEE 1993 to YL-CCN 2003


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References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

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Antonov An-2 Colt

in Latvian Air Force service

History

Two An-2 obtained from ex-DOSAAF stocks in 1993. Supplement by four more transferred from the National Guard in 2000.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
147 1G172-15 CCCP-40743 1993 wfu 2003
148 1G225-60 CCCP-33341 1993 wfu 2003
247 1G172-45 ? 2000 ex-National Guard
253 1G192-11 YL-LET 2000 ex-National Guard
254 1G214-43 ? 2000 ex-National Guard
255 ? ? 2000 ex-National Guard


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  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

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Antonov An-2 Colt

in Lithuanian National Guard service

History

At least 4 An-2 obtained from DOSAAF stocks found in Lithuania. Operated from July 1992. Two examples transferred from the LTAF in September 1996. Survivors transferred to the Air Force in 2009.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
22 (black) ?     noted 1998
26 (white) ?     noted 1998
30 (blue) 1G65-11     noted 2006
34 (white) ?     noted 1998
36 (blue) 1G194-18     An-2T noted 2006
57 (blue) 1G191-45     noted 2006
58 (blue) 1G206-53     noted 2006


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  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

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Antonov An-2 Colt

in Lithuanian Air Force service

History

At least 24 An-2 obtained from DOSAAF stocks found in Lithuania. Operated from July 1992. Nearly all An-2R, except one An-2T and one An-2TD. Only a few of these aircraft were actively used. Two examples to SKAT/KASPAR in September 1996.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
01 (blue) 1G141-38     stored Sokniai 2006
02 (blue) 1G206-49     to LY-APJ Mar 2001
03 (blue) 1G201-09     to LY-AQA 1997
04 (blue) 1G195-22     to LY-KAG July 1999, stored Klaipeda 2005
05 (blue) 1G226-60      
06 (blue) 1G206-51     to LY-AGH Oct 1998
07 (blue) 1G201-07     to 12 (blue) by June 2002
08 (blue) 1G201-10     to LY-APD May 2000
08 (yel) 1G28-06     wfu Vincai Sept 2003
09 (blue) 1G206-52     to LY-AHA Jul 2000
10 (blue) 1G195-33     to LY-APE Jul 2000
10 (blue) 1G195-23     at Zokniai 2006
11 (…) 1G179-45     at Zokniai 2006
11 (blue) 1G206-50     stored Pajouste 1998
11 (yel) 1G206-50     noted 2003
12 (blue) 1G172-44     to 12 (yel) 1993
12 (yel) 1G172-44     to LY-APF Aug 2002
12 (blue) 1G201-07     ex 07 (blue), stored Sokniai 2006
14 (blue) 1G173-17     for sale 2001
15 (…) 1G179-45     stored Sokniai 2006
15 (yel) 1G195-17     stored Sokniai 2006
16 (yel) 1G201-03     stored Panevezya 2000
17 (yel) 1G177-56     An-2, to LY-APH Sept 2000
18 (yel) 1G196-54     to LY-KAF Aug 2001
19 (yel) 1G172-48     preserved Lelystad (Neth) 2005
20 (yel) 1G172-37     to LY-APG Sept 1999
21 (yel) 1G173-14     to LY-AHO 1997
21 (…) ?     noted on overhaul 1999
22 (blue) 1G206-53     noted 1998, to KASPAR ’58’
26 (black) 1G194-18     An-2T, to KASPAR ’36’
30 (red) 16547311     An-2TD


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  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

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Antonov An-2 ‘Colt’
in Estonian Air Force (post-WW2) service

History

Two ex-DOSAAF An-2s acquired in 1997, followed by three ex-civil examples in 2001.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
40 yellow 1G4325   1997 noted Aug 2006
41 yellow 111747320   1997 noted June 2006
44       noted May 2004
42 1G16038 ES-BAB 2001 noted Aug 2006
  1G19605 ES-BAC 2001 n/a
  1G16028 ES-BAG 2001 n/a
04 yellow       noted June 2006


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  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

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Antonov An-2 Colt

in North Korean Air Force service

History

The An-2 is, at first sight, an anachronism. A single-engine biplane first flown in 1947, the An-2 is a multi-purpose aircraft with an excellent Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) performance and capability widely used in the Eastern Bloc. Indeed, some An-2s are still in service both with civil and military operators all around the world.

Many An-2s were operated in North Korea for a wide variety of missions. Apart from such chores as a variety of light transport tasks, parachute platform, aerial reconnaissance, and, possibly, FAC duties, the An-2 has also been used by the North Korean armed forces for agent insertion and other special operations. Interestingly, the three An-2s operated by the Operational Test and Evaluation Command’s Threat Support Activity (OTSA) of the US Army since at least 1996, have occasionally operated in North Korean An-2 markings and insignia.

One-hundred Polish-built An-2R, T and V variants (the construction number of the Polish-built An-2s being prefixed 1G) were supplied to North Korea between 1970 and 1973. Presumably, Soviet-built An-2s were also received during the 1950s and 1960s. The exact number of An-2s supplied to North Korea is open to debate, although 162 was listed in Flight International’s 2004 World Air Forces survey. Around the same time, three Aviation Regiments, based at Kanchon, Sondok and Taechon respectively, were entirely or partly equipped with An-2s. Unconfirmed reports speak of An-2s having been produced under licence. By 2007, the remaining An-2s were grounded due to an acute shortage of Avgas. Only known individual aircraft is one coded Red 44. Also see Yunshuji Y-5.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
         
         
         


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References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • Antonov An-2 – Red Star Volume 15 (Yefim Gordon & Dmitry Komissarov)

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Nanchang Y-5 Colt

in North Korean Air Force service

History

A Chinese-built derivative of the Antonov An-2 Colt, seven Y-5s were reportedly delivered in 1989. The exact quantity of Y-5s delivered to North Korea remains open to conjuncture. However, no less than 200 Y-5s – presumably also including An-2s – were reported in service in 1999. In 2004, Flight International’s annual world air forces survey listed 120 Y-5s in active service. All Y-5s have presumably been withdrawn from use due to lack of Avgas. Also see Antonov An-2.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
08        
12        
17        
18        
31        
35        
44        
         
         


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References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

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