The An-2-100 aircraft, which is a modern modification of the An-2 biplane, took off with a record payload of 3,200 kilograms on the 12th of April.

Tests are taking place at the Antonov aerodrome in the village of Hostomel (Kyiv region). The video can be viewed here.

The An-2 is a multipurpose biplane that is used as an agricultural, sports, transport, and passenger aircraft. It is in service in the air forces of many countries.

With 18,000 produced, the An-2 is one of the most mass-produced aircraft in history. Its production in Poland continued until 2002. It remains in production in China. The An-2 is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the only aircraft that has been in production for more than 60 years.