Aircraft on skis

(Last Updated On: January 8, 2017)

Russian smokejumper aircraft

The Avialesookhrana Instagram account frequently posts photos of Russian smokejumpers. This type of aircraft, now outfitted with skis, appears to be an air tanker and/or a jumper aircraft in the summer.

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Russian air tanker bi-wing

Russia smokejumpers

 

2 thoughts on “Aircraft on skis”

  1. The An 2s (pictured) use the same engine, or a close variant, of the Dromader ag plane/SEAT. The PZL Mielex (Poland) engine produced 1100 h.p. (821 kW) of power. All the gages were in something? Just kept the needles in the green. The P factor, the way the prop rotates, is opposite of aircraft engines built on this side of the world. Flew several variants and horsepower of the PZL engines. One thing common to all these engines was the power output. Dromader derated to 1000 h.p. sure felt strong, Polish horsepower, more like 1200 U.S. h.p. At idle or close to it, sounded and shook like you were in a funny car at the starting line, radical. I guess all SEATS today are turbine?

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