Early in the Balkan War, Croatia impressed all kinds of aircraft into its fledgling air arm without painting any ID on the aircraft. Vaguely one can read HT, which would make this the former YU-BHT. Some of the An-2s were used on bomber missions with the crew pushing barrels with explosives out of the door. One had been shot down on just such a mission just a few months before I took this photograph.
Ex SP-WNU now displayed as "Der grösste Doppeldecker der Welt" (the world's largest biplane) at Thomas Spehar's Esso gas station on the Alkenrather Strasse in Leverkusen-Alkenrath, Germany. Preserved here since 2005.
Searching the map of Tashkent I found another airfield in the southern suburbs. A training center for the airforce and Uzbekistan Airways, with on the opposite side of the field a long row of Antonov 2. But all around the field were brick walls. At a local farm many of the An2 became visable, but never in clear view, and never out of sight from the streets around the field. Carefully I got some snaps between the fences. Managed to identify more than 10 Uzbek An-2s there.
I really like Antonov 2s, especially this one, because it is the first one I ever saw (while on holiday in Croatia with my parents). It was being painted at North Adria's home base showing no registration, so I needed some help to figure out which one it was. North Adria went bankrupt in the following year and their small fleet was stored at Vrsar. This aircraft was still there by 2016, without engine.