Antonov An-12 & Shaanxi Y-8
The A 12 (NATO reporting name "Offspring") was produced to satisfy a Soviet aviation based armed forces prerequisite for a turboprop vessel. Taking into account the twin turboprop A 8 which was produced for Aeroflot administration, the four motor A 12 was created in parallel with the business traveler A 10.
The model A 12 flew in 1958, fueled by Kuznetsov NK-4 turboprops, and was basically a mobilized A 10 with a back stacking load slope. Roughly 100 A 10s were manufactured, the sort seeing administration somewhere around 1959 and 1973.
Arrangement generation of the A 12 in various mostly military variations proceeded until 1973, from which time it was supplanted in Soviet benefit by the Ilyushin Il-76 (portrayed somewhere else). The A 12bp is the essential military transport variant of the Cub. Other military forms are being used as Elint and ECM stages.
The protective back heavy weapons specialist's turret is faired over on common A 12s. Administrators have included Aeroflot, Cubana, LOT Polish Airlines and Bulair for common and semi military work.
China's Xian started update work of the A 12 in 1969, however after the first model the system was exchanged to Shaanxi. Various Chinese forms were produced, including the common variations Y-8b and Y-8c, the recent created with collaboration from Lockheed, comparative Y-8f-200, Y-8f domesticated animals transporter and Y-8h elevated review model.
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