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Meet The An-2: The Plane That Created The Antonov Design Bureau

The An-2 is a thoroughly classic biplane with a metal fuselage and structural elements with most of its surfaces covered in fabric. The reason to cover surfaces in fabric was to make technical inspections and repairs easy. Given the harsh conditions where the plane would fly, keeping it simple was the key. All the elements and systems on the An-2 are as accessible as possible. Many can be found behind service hatches that can be opened with a screwdriver.