The first prototype flew on June 22, 1933. On June 18-20, 1937 RD piloted by Chkalov, Baidukov and Beljakov flew non-stop from Moscow to Portland (USA), covering 9130km in 63 hours and 25 minutes. On July 12-14, 1937 RD piloted by Gromov, Yumashev and Danilin flew non-stop from Moscow to San Jacinto (USA), covering 11500km in 62 hours and 17 minutes. A total of 2 aircraft were built, followed by 20 ANT-36s.
| ENGINE||1 x M-34,|
| Take-off weight||11500 kg||25353 lb|
| Empty weight||4200 kg||9259 lb|
| Wingspan||34.0 m||112 ft 7 in|
| Length||13.9 m||46 ft 7 in|
| Height||5.5 m||18 ft 1 in|
| Wing area||87.9 m2||946.15 sq ft|
| Max. speed||210 km/h||130 mph|
| Cruise speed||165 km/h||103 mph|
| Ceiling||7000 m||22950 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||13000 km||8078 miles|
|A three-view drawing (592 x 509)|
|John Goldsmith, JayGeeBSE=AOL.COM, 27.04.2013|
The book "Russia's Shortcut To Fame - a 50 year hoax exposed" by Robert J Morrison, provides convincing evidence that the ANT-25 was in reality a lightly modified (French) Dewoitine Trait d'Union D33, and that the supposed record flight to the USA was a con, flown from an island off Alaska while radio transmissions pretended to trace progress over the pole. He is adamant that the aircraft fuel tanks were far too small to achieve the record flight.
|Bob Barnett, rcflyer13=gmail.com, 11.06.2011|
In 1937 the aircraft landed at Pearson Air Parkin Vancouver, Washington USA (across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.
|Richard L. Holmes, rl33sk_h=verizon.net, 08.09.2007|
I have a photography (and negative) of the ANT-25 my mother took in 1937 when the plane landed near Hemet, Calif., near March AFB. The photo was taken with a Kodak Box Camera.
|George Ulicny, ulicnyp001=hawaii.rr.com, 30.03.2007|
Beautiful aircraft. Are plans or blueprints available for this aircraft ? What was the wing spar made from ? An aluminum I bean, perhaps ? Thanks, George
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