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An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:42 pm
by oceanskimmer
Hi

I have read somewhere that there was a version of this type fitted with floats,has anyone seen any photos or drawings.

Thanks for your help.

Oceanskimmer

Re: An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:04 am
by TASSE
Hi Oceanskimmer.
I have looked through Lennart Anderssons Putnam book on Soviet aircraft (a bible on the subject ) And there is a definite NO on the subject.

But the Tupolev Ant 4 is a YES.

Hope this helps.

TASSE.

Re: An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:20 am
by MrWidgeon
Hi Roy, I think he means the post war AN-14.
Gunstons book "Aircraft of the Soviet Union" says the AN-14 could be fitted with skis or floats as well as the normal wheeled landing gear.
Unfortunately there are no pictures or drawings of it on floats or skis.
Maybe a book dedicated to Antonov aircraft might have it.

Re: An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:02 am
by oceanskimmer
Hi

Thanks for your help.

Yes its the high wing twin engined transport, i think that's where i have read about the floats. I have a nice little kit of this one, might make a good conversion to floats, i have search for a photo on the net but not found any.

help would be greatly appreciated with this one.

regards

Oceanskimmer

Re: An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:13 pm
by TASSE
Thank you gentlemen, sorry about the misunderstanding.

If you could tell me the name of the manufacturer i will continue looking.

Regards TASSE.

Re: An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:44 am
by MrWidgeon
The Antonov AN 14 Pchelka (Littlle Bee), NATO Code name "Clod", is your target should you decide to accept this mission Tasse.

Re: An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:20 am
by oceanskimmer
Good morning

Yes Mr Widgeon thats the one. Plenty of photos around of this type but not seen any with floats.

regards
oceanskimmer

Re: An 14 on floats

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:21 pm
by TASSE
Sorry but i must admit defeat. I have had a good search but came up with nothing.

Good luck & keep looking. TASSE.