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Near Massey in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meet our AN-2

 
 
Meet our AN-2 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 2, 2022
1. Meet our AN-2 Marker
Inscription.  
This aircraft is a Russian designed, probably Polish built, Antonov AN-25 (NATO code name - Colt)

Largest of single engine Bi-planes, they were produced from 1948 until 2008 with 16,164 built (most in Soviet countries and China)

Uses:
Agricultural crop dusting
General cargo up to 2734 pounds
10 to 12 passengers
14 paratroopers or 6 stretchers.
Can be equipped with skis or floats.

Engine
1000 horse power, 9 cylinder radial, Ah-62 (Data from Jane's).

Dimensions:
Wing span, upper wing 59'8"
Length 42' 6"

Performance: Maximum speed 157 mph
Landing speed 47 mph
Range 562 miles
The leading edge slats of the upper wings extend to enable STOL operation from small fields.
Take off run on grass 655 feet
Landing run (empty) 330 feet

Donated to Massey Air Museum in memory of Kate Macario in 2020
 
Erected 2020
Antonov AN-2 Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 2, 2022
2. Antonov AN-2 Display
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this page online
by Massey Air Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 39° 18.176′ N, 75° 48.109′ W. Marker is near Massey, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Maryland Line Road (Maryland Route 330) 1.6 miles east of Galena Road (Maryland Route 313), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33541 Maryland Line Rd, Massey MD 21650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antonov AN-2 (here, next to this marker); 1937 Douglas DC-3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line Crownstone (approx. 3.9 miles away); Site of Blackiston Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away in Delaware); Downs’ Cross Roads (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mistress Kitty Knight (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Massey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 12, 2022