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 An-2R developed and built by WSK-PZL in Poland was a special agricultar
model, introduced in 1964. The aircraft carried a fiberglass container for 1960 litre pesticides or
1350 kg fertilisers. Antonov/PZL Mielec An-2R OK-JID was operated by Slovair, one of the successors of Agrolet.
The aircraft was photographed at the airfield of Roudnice in Czech.