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Airplane portable power socket, Antonov An-2TD, USSR (CCCP), 1950s
Vintage 1950s USSR Russian Antonov An-2 (An-2TD)
Portable power socket inlet
About this piece of art
The Antonov An-2 (Ukrainian nickname: "Annushka" or "Annie"; "kukuruznik"—corn crop duster; USAF/DoD reporting name Type 22, NATO reporting name Colt is a Soviet mass-produced single-engine biplane utility / agricultural aircraft designed and manufactured by the Antonov Design Bureau beginning in 1946. Remarkable durability, high lifting power, and ability to take off and land from poor runways have given it a long service life. The An-2 was produced up to 2001 and remains in service with military and civilian operators around the world. The An-2 was designed as a utility aircraft for use in forestry and agriculture. However, the basic airframe is highly adaptable and numerous variants of the type have been developed; these include hopper-equipped versions for crop-dusting, scientific versions for atmospheric sampling, water-bombers for fighting forest-fires, flying ambulances, float-equipped seaplane versions and lightly armed combat versions for dropping paratroops. The most common version is the An-2T 12-seater passenger aircraft.
More information about the Antonov An-2 on this Wikipedia page. Pictured airplane is from Wikipedia contributor 'Halibutt', Beata Chwiałkiewicz (link to page of picture).
The little power socket hatch shown here is from a Ukrainian SSR paratrooper plane which is not in use anymore.
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