The AN-12 was designed to meet a Soviet Air Force requirement for a tactical air lifter in the late 1950s.
Production began in 1958 and more than 1240 had been built to date.
Many AN-12's have been upgraded and given a new lease of life in the commercial cargo world, and are extremely effective
for short to medium range destinations.
With a rear loading ramp, roof-mounted gantry crane and onboard winches and hoists to assist loading oversized / bulk cargo,
which allows the aircraft to be virtually self - supporting and less reliant on sophisticated handling equipment, the AN-12
is truly the most versatile and cost-effective freighter in the 20 ton category.
The AN-12 has a flight crew of between five and seven comprising of two pilots, radio operator, flight engineer, navigator
and load masters.
|Antonov AN-12 Principal Characteristics
|Cargo cabin capacity
|Max cruising speed
|Cargo Door Size (H x W)
||310 x 240 cms
|Main Deck Dimensions (L x W x H)
||13.5 x 2.75 x 2.5 m
|Max Take-off Weight
|Max Landing Weight