Antonov AN-12 Cub
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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.