Thursday, 19 June 2008

Antonov An-12 inbound to land

We see a fair amount of interesting aircraft flying into Okęcie. From the distance, this looked like a Fat Albert (Lockheed C-130 Hercules); four turboprops on shoulder-mounted wings, raised conventional tail, main undercarriage emerging from a portly fuselage. As it approached it became obvious that this was Fat Albert's Soviet military medium-lift equivalent, the Antonov An-12. This one, Ukrainian-registered UR-CGV, belongs to Meridian Aviation and is often used for transporting racehorses.

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