General Product Description
Our MyMahoganyModel Antonov AN-12 Aeroflot Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Antonov AN-12 Aeroflot Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can, however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual aircraft.
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Antonov AN-12 Aeroflot Model Details
Design and development
The first prototype flew in March 1957. Over 900 had been built, in both military and civilian versions, before production finally ended in 1973. The An-12BP entered Soviet military service in 1959. In terms of configuration, size and capability, the aircraft is similar to the United States-built Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Military Soviet planes have a defensive tail gun turret.
On January 12, 2009, the United Arab Emirates banned the AN-12 from flying over their airspace following runway incursions at Sharjah International Airport and the GCAA has advised operators to stop using the aircraft.
See also: +Shaanxi Y-8+.
In the 1960s, China purchased several An-12 aircraft from the Soviet Union, along with license to assemble the aircraft locally. However, due to the Sino-Soviet split, the Soviet Union withdrew its technical assistance. It wasn’;t until 1974, when the first Chinese-assembled An-12 had its maiden flight. The Xi’;an Aircraft Company and Xi’;an Aircraft Design Institute worked to reverse engineer the An-12 for local production.
By 1981, the Chinese copy version of An-12, named +Yun-8+. (+Y-8+.) entered serial production. Since then, the Y-8 has become one of China’;s most popular military and civilian transport/cargo aircraft, with many variants produced and exported. Although the An-12 is no longer made in Russia or Ukraine, the Chinese Y-8 continues to be upgraded and produced. The latest +Y-8-F600+. is a joint venture between +Shaanxi Aircraft Company+., +Antonov Aeronautical Scientific Technical Complex+. (+ASTC+.), and Prattamp; Whitney Canada. The Y-8-F600 has redesigned fuselage, western avionics, PW150B turboprop engine with an R-408 propeller system, and 2-man glass cockpit.
+An-12B+. : Civilian transport version.
+An-12BP+. : Military transport version.
+An-12 Cub-A+. : Electronic intelligence version.
+An-12 Cub-B+. : Electronic intelligence version.
+An-12 Cub-C+. : Electronic countermeasures version.
Currently the An-12 is very popular with cargo operators, especially those in the CIS, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
An-12 operators (military operators in red, civil operators in green, and operators for both military and civil purposes in blue)In August 2006 a total of 179 Antonov An-12 aircraft remain in airline service. Major operators include: Air Guinee (4), Alada (5), British Gulf International Airlines (7), Avial Aviation (4), Heli Air Service (4), Scorpion Air (4), Tiramavia (4), Aerovis Airlines (5), Veteran Airlines (4), KNAAPO (5), Vega Airlines (6) ATRAN Cargo Airlines (4) and Volare Airlines (6). Some 77 other airlines operate smaller numbers of the type.5
+Balkan Bulgarian Airlines +.
People’;s Republic of China
+Civil Aviation Administration of China+.; see also +Shaanxi Y-8+.
+Ghana Airways+. The sole An-12 was delivered in October 1961, registered as 9G-AZZ. Withdrawn from use in 1962 and returned to Soviet Union in 1963.
+ATRAN Cargo Airlines+.
United Arab Emirates
+British Gulf International Airlines+.
An Egyptian An-12 in Italy (1977)
+YuAF An-12+.. Afghanistan
The +Afghan Air Force+. operated 12 from 1981 through 2001.
+Algerian Air Force+.
+Bangladesh Air Force+. operated from 1973 to 1980s, now all retired
+Belarus Air Force+.
+People’;s Liberation Army Air Force+.
+People’;s Liberation Army Navy Air Force+.
+Czech Air Force+.
+Czechoslovakian Air Force+. : Czechoslovakia’;s fleet numbering two was passed to the Czech Republic upon split with Slovakia. All CzAF An-12s were phased-out of active service in the 1990s.
+Egyptian Air Force+.
+Ethiopian Air Force+.
The +Indian Air Force+. inducted the first of these aircraft in 1961, when it raised No.44 Squadronquot;The Himalayan Geese quot;. Six of these aircraft soon took part in airlifting army reinforcements during the 62 War to Ladakh. Subsequently the An-12 was used to raise No.25 Squadron. The An-12s were also used as Heavy bombers during the 71 War. All IAF An-12s were phased-out of active service in the 1990s. One of them is preserved at the IAF museum in Palam, New Delhi.
+Indonesian Air Force+.
+Iraqi Air Force+.
+Myanmar AIr Force+.
+Polish Air Force+. used 2 An-12B from 1966 until 1977 (crashed) and 19957
+Russian Air Force+.
+Russian Naval Aviation+.
The Soviet fleet was dispersed among many of the Soviet Union’;s successor states.
Soviet Air Force
Soviet Naval Aviation
+Sudanese Air Force+.
+Syrian Air Force+.
Ukrainian Air Force
Ukrainian Naval Aviation
Yemen Air Force
SFR Yugoslav Air Force