Friday, October 16, 1998 / Mehr 24, 1377, No. 585
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
Looking for books on Iran-U.S. relations? We have listed several of them which can be bought directly from Amazon.com. If you have any suggestions on recent books on this topic, let us know and we will include them in this section. GO THERE
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.
News... one click away
(Last update Oct 9)
Now offered at
After a scrumptious lunch, we walked back to school. Snow was falling faster and fluffier than before and by now Mashhad's tree-lined streets had taken completely a now look. It seemed that someone had picked up a magic feather duster and brushed every leaf, twig, branch, and stem with a layer of shiny white gold.
Publishers of Baharestan quaretrly in Tehran
Photo of the Day
Musician of the Week
Book of the Week
By Sadegh Hedayat
* Persian Classical Melodies, Volume 1
Copyright © 1997 Abadan Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved. May not be duplicated or distributed in any form
Web Site Design by
Internet server by