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Friday, October 16, 1998 / Mehr 24, 1377, No. 585

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    The servant

    By Goli Taraghi

    The following six pages are an excerpt from "Khedmatkaar" ("The servant") from Goli Taragi's collected short stories, Khaateraat-e Paraakandeh (Bagh-e Ayeneh Publishers, Tehran, 1994). In Persian... GO TO FEATURE

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    Kharkov planes, yipee!

    Kharkov Confirms Iranian Order

    The state aircraft production factory of Kharkov, the Ukraine, confirmed that Iran has placed an order for 12 Antonov An-72 and An-74 transports and that at least two aircraft have already been delivered. Kharkov said that as soon as a new airframe gets completed, it will fly over to the customer.

    Although the factory has not confirmed how many of the 12 aircraft will come in a military version, the first two aircraft have been painted in Iranian Air Force colors. Kharkov said that the order is a mixture of An-74T-100 and An-74TK-100 versions powered with D-36 series 3A engines.

    The "T"-lettered versions feature cargo-carrying capabilities in comparison with earlier models. With fuel reserves for 45 minutes, the original An-74 can transport 5 tons 3,000 km, whereas the An-74-TK-100 with the same payload covers 3,500 km. The latter aircraft can carry 10 tons of cargo instead of 7.5 tons allotted for the An-74.

    The maximum take-off weight for the An-74TK-100 is bigger, at 36.5 tons instead of 34.8 tons for the An-74. The An-74TK-100 is a universal version, with the ability to carry either 10 tons of cargo or 52 passengers. The An-74T-100 is a pure freighter.

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