Antonov AN-12 Cub
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||2004|
|INSIDE:||300 b&w photos 8 page col section|
The Antonov An-12 Cub was the Soviet Unionâ€™s equivalent of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules: a military and civil transport aircraft of outstanding versatility and longevity.
From the mid-1960s onwards there was not a single major event in the history of the Soviet Union where this formidable four-engined transport aircraft was not involved. Though the An-12 first flew as long ago as 1957, it is still in front-line service with many operators around the world to this day.