Antonov An-24 Coke

in North Korean Air Force service
 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 8
Total Still Active: 8
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: n/a
Retirement: current
Main Role: Transport
Origin: USSR

History

A twin-engine passenger aircraft, about a dozen are said to being in service with the DPRKAF. The state airline, Chosonminhang, received at least two An-24B’s during the 1970s, with additional aircraft, including several An-24RVs following later on. Incidentally, Chosonminhang changed its name in 1993 to Air Koryo. As is believed to be common practice, the aircraft of Air Koryo are operated by the DPRKAF on an as needed basis.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P-527 67302207     An-24B Noted in service in 1976 with Chosonminhang. Last noted Pyongyang-Sunan on Feb 17, 2004
P-528 87304705*     An-24B Noted in service in 1976 with Chosonminhang./td>
P-529       An-24
P-531       An-24
P-532 47309707 $     An-24RV, Noted in service on Oct 6, 1988. Last noted Pyonyang-Sunan on Feb 17, 2004
P-533 47309708     An-24RV Noted in service in Aug 1983 with Chosonminhang. Last noted Pyongyang-Sunan Feb 17, 2004
P-534 47309802     An-24RV Noted in service on Oct 3, 1988 with Chosonminhang
P-537 67302408     An-24B Noted in service in 1976 with Chosonminhang. Last noted Pyongyang-Sunan Feb 17, 2004

* Also reported in error as 87304708, which was an Aeroflot An-24B, R on Aug 13, 1969 as CCCP-46567, w/o Dec 16, 1982.
$ World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 states 47309605, presumably in error.

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More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • Antonov’s Turboprop Twins – Red Star Volume 12 (Yefim Gordon, Dmitry Komissarov with Sergey Komissarov)

Other Sources

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