Build in the Soviet Union and designed by Oleg Antonov in 1947. The aircraft was designed for mainly for agricultural and utility purposes, but the An-2 is a powerful and durable aircraft which ment is is a great aircraft for the military. The ANTONOV is in use to this day as a cropduster, water bomber for firefighters, flying ambulances, it is used by civilians for parachuting and in some countries the biplane is still in use by the military. Get your own T-shirt with this iconic biplane here ANTONOV AN-2