An-12 Cub a Russian Military Transport Aircraft trailed by an U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat 1989 8x10 Excellent Condition
The Antonov (An-12 Cub) is a four-engine turboprop transport aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. The An-12 was a military version of the An-10 passenger transport. The first prototype An-12 flew in December 1957 and entered Soviet military service in 1959. Initially, the aircraft was produced at the State Aviation Factory in Irkutsk. From 1962, production was transferred to Tashkent, where 830 were built. Later, production moved to Voronezh and Kazan.
In military use, the An-12 has capacity for up to 100 fully equipped paratroopers or 44,090 lbs. of cargo, which is loaded through the rear loading ramp/door. In terms of configuration, size, and capability, the aircraft is similar to the United States-built Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Soviet military and former-Soviet An-12's have a defensive tail gun turret.
This photo was taken on 17 October 1989 by a Navy Photographer attached to VF 114 squadron. It came from his estate, he was a Navy Chief Photographers Mate. The details of the Aircraft and the photograph are on the bottom of the picture. Condition is excellent, size 8" x 10", see photos for more detail.
An-12 Cub a Russian Military Transport Aircraft & US Navy F-14 Tomcat 1989 8x10 Excellent Condition