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An-26 Curl
 
Latest update: March 2018

Company: Antonov
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.

 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Bulgaria 5       5 0   5         0
Czech Republic 1       1 0   1 4 4     0
Czechoslovakia 6       6 0   6         0
East Germany 12       12 0   12         0
Germany           0   5 7 12     0
Hungary 11       11 0 1 2 3       5
Lithuania 3       3 0   3         0
Mozambique           0       1     1
Nicaragua 2       2 0       2     4
Poland 12       12 0   6 6       0
Romania 15       15 0   8 7       0
Russia 4   -2   4 0     2       2
Serbia 9   2   9 0   5         4
Slovakia           0   2   2     0
Total 80   0   80 0 1 55 29 21     16
 
Comment(s):

Report focussed on NATO countries with Serbia included.

Czechoslovakia:

Split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993. The aircraft of it's air force were divided between both new countries. The Czech Air Force received four aircraft with Slovakia receiving two An-26s.

Czech republic:

Its four An-26s were withdrawn from service, one is preserved in the museum at Prague-Kbley and the others sold on the civil market. The An-26B-100 which was not received from Czechoslovakia was also sold on the civil market.

Eastern Germany:

Reunited with West Germany on October 3, 1990. It's aircraft were transferred to the German Air Force.

Mozambique:

Aircraft acquired from the Ukrainian civil market.

Serbia:

Will acquire two An-26s from Russia.

Slovakia:

Both aircraft withdrawn from use of which one should be preserved.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Bulgaria An-26 5       5 0   5         0
Czech Republic An-26           0   1 2 3     0
  An-26B-100 1       1 0     2 1     0
Czechoslovakia An-26 5       5 0   5         0
  An-26Z-1 1       1 0   1         0
East Germany An-26 12       12 0   12         0
Germany An-26           0   5 7 12     0
Hungary An-26 11       11 0 1 2 3       5
Lithuania An-26B 3       3 0   3         0
Mozambique An-26B           0       1     1
Nicaragua An-26 2       2 0       2     4
Poland An-26 12       12 0   6 6       0
Romania An-26B 1       1 0   1         0
  An-26 13       13 0   7 6       0
  An-26B-100 1       1 0     1       0
Russia An-26 4   -2   4 0     2       2
Serbia An-26 9   2   9 0   5         4
Slovakia An-26           0   2   2     0
Total   80   0   80 0 1 55 29 21     16
 
Comment(s):

Except Hungary and Serbia where the An-26 is still operational the other countries withdrew the aircraft from service. The Eastern European countries selected either the Leonardo (Alenia-Aermacchi) C-27J Spartan or Airbus Defense and Space (Casa) C-295M.

Country C-27J C-295M
     
Bulgaria 3  
Czech Republic   4
Lithuania 3  
Poland   17
Romania 7  
Slovakia 2  
     
Total 15 21

Note:

The Czech Republic is expected to order another two C-295Ms.
 
Photo gallery
 
Czech Air Force arrival at Kecskemet air show 2010. German Air Force static display at Melsbroek (Brussel) open house 1992. Hungarian Air Force at its homebase Kecskemet during the air show in 2010.
     
Lithuanian Air Force departing RAF Fairford, RIAT 2004. Polish Air Force arrival at Volkel, Luchtmachtdagen 2007. Romanian Air Force arrival at Kecskemet air show 2010.
     
Serbian Air Force arrival at Kecskemet air show 2010. Slovak Air Force display at its homebase Sliac during SIAF 2011. Russian Air Force at Templin 'open house' in 1994.
     
   
Ukrainian Air Force arrival at Kecskemet air show 2013.