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    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
    • Masters of the Sky: Legendary Soviet Passenger Planes
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    The An-2 is the largest serial biplane in the world. It was used for agriculture works, and also had transport, sports and passenger modifications.
    It was also one of the most massive aircraft in the world. An-2 made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the only aircraft being in production for more than 60 years. This slow, but reliable plane, is still used in several countries, for example, North Korea.

    Photo: A An-2 pilot and Uzbek girls at the 22nd CPSU Congress collective farm in the Uzbekistan Republic of the USSR.

    Take a look at the Soviet-made civilian aircraft in Sputnik's gallery, which led to the recently developed Russian passenger jets that could in some time become competitive rivals to US and EU-made planes.

    This week featured the maiden flight of the brand new Russian-made MC-21 passenger plane, which is considered to be Russia's "answer" to the Boeing-737 MAX and European Airbus A320neo. Russia had also recently created the Sukhoi Superjet passenger plane as the country aims to minimize imports.

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    passenger plane, MC-21, Sukhoi SuperJet-100 (SSJ-100), USSR, Russia
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