Designed originally for agricultural duties under the designation SKh-1, the An-2 utility transport
flew for the first time on 31 August 1947. Of robust construction and suitable for operations from
short, semi-prepared strips, the Antonov An-2 has been manufactured for both military and civil roles.
The An-2 remained in production until 1991. Over 18.000 of the different types were built in the
Ukraine (5000), Poland (12000) and China (1000).
The Deutsche Lufthansa of the former DDR took delivery of the DM-SKK on 12 July 1958.
This aircraft was built as an An2T (Transportnyi) by Antonov in Kiev.
The aircraft was re-registered first DDR-SKK in the DDR and in 1990 D-FOKK in Germany.
When seen at Flugplatz Nordhorn-Lingen "Klausheide" in Germany, Antonov
An-2T Colt D-FOKK wear the original Deutsche Lufthansa colours,
including the registration DM-SKK.