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An-12

Antonov An-12

Antonov An-12AP UR-CCP Cavok Air

The Antonov An-12 is a four-engined turboprop transport aircraft designed in the Soviet Union.

  • Role: Civil and Military transport aircraft
  • National origin: Soviet Union
  • Manufacturer: Antonov
  • First flight: 16 December 1957
  • Introduction: 1959
  • Status: Active service with various airlines (especially cargo) and Air Forces
  • Produced: 1957–1973
  • Number built: 1,248

Specifications (An-12)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 5: 2 pilots, flight engineer, navigator, radio operator
  • Payload: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb)
  • Length: 33.10 m (108 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 38.00 m (124 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 10.53 m (34 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 121.7 m² (1,310 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 28,000 kg (62,000 lb)
  • Useful load: 60 paratroopers (two BMD-1 armoured vehicles)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 61,000 kg (130,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Ivchenko AI-20L or AI-20M turboprops, 4,000 ehp (3,000 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 777 km/h (419 knots, 482 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 670 km/h (361 knots, 415 mph)
  • Range:
    • With maximum fuel: 5,700 km (3,075 nm, 3,540 mi)
    • With maximum load: 3,600 km (1,945 nm, 2,235 mi))
  • Service ceiling: 10,200 m (33,500 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 10m/s (1960ft/min)

Armament

  • Guns: 2× 23 mm (0.906 in) Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons in a tail turret (some aircraft)