An-12 Cub

Notes: This aircraft was produced in very large number and sold worldwide to former Soviet client states and trading partners. It is also used by civilian agencies. Variants include ELINT and ECM versions, as well as a SAR version. A similar version is built in China and known as the Y-8. The aircraft has a rear ramp for cargo and paratroopers. Military users of this aircraft include Afghanistan, Angola, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Russia, Yemen, China, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Sudan.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

An-12

$7,837,618

AvG

20 tons

61 tons

5+91 or 60 paratroopers

59

Radar

Enclosed

An-12BK

$7,930,457

AvG

23 tons

64 tons

5+130 or 100 paratroopers

57

Radar

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

An-12

1554

389 (130)

NA 97 4/2 40/20

29350

4707

10200

An-12BK

1360

340 (130)

NA 85 4/2 40/20

29350

5821

10200

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

An-12

None

1200/1100 Hardened Runway

+1

Twin 23mm autocannons (Rear)

500x23mm

An-12BK

None

1200/1100 Primitive Runway

+1

Twin 23mm autocannons (Rear)

500x23mm

An-14 Clod/An-28 Cash

Notes: Known to the Russians as the Pchelka (Little Bee), the An-14 is a light transport originally produced for civil aviation, but pressed into military service, particularly for insertion of small Spetsnaz teams. The Clod has excellent low-speed characteristics, and it is capable of short and rough-field takeoffs and landings. The An-14 has a clamshell rear end that can open for cargo loading, but this rear end cannot be opened in flight. The first version ceased production in 1968, but later versions with turboprop engines (An-28 Cash) were produced starting in the 1980s. The An-14 is used by Russia, Bulgaria, Mongolia, and Yugoslavia.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Germany had 44 An-14s at the start of the Twilight War that once belonged to the former East Germany.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

An-14

$104,560

AvG

570 kg

3.63 tons

2+9 or 7 paratroopers

6

None

Enclosed

An-28

$127,844

AvG

960 kg

6.1 tons

2+20 or 15 paratroopers

10

None

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

An-14

444

111 (70)

NA 28 5/3 50/30

770

213

5000

An-28

863

216 (70)

NA 54 5/3 50/30

880

704

5000

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

(Both)

None

110/110m Primitive Runway

None

None

None

An-22 Cock

Notes: This is a Russian transport designed for the shipment of bulk cargo, and has little accommodations for troops. The aircraft is fitted with two radars, one being terrain-following radar that lends itself to low approaches and flying. Some of these aircraft are fitted with pylons above the fuselage to carry outsize cargoes. These aircraft have a third vertical stabilizer in the center.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Only about 45 remained in service by the time of the Twilight War, most being used by Russian Airborne forces and Special Forces for the delivery of vehicles and other large cargoes.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$19,381,673

AvG

80 tons

250 tons

6+29

127

Radar

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

1480

370 (120)

NA 93 4/2 40/20

165000

22107

10000

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

All-Weather Flight, Terrain-Following Radar, Flare/Chaff Dispensers

2450/2250m Hardened Runway

None

None

None

An-26 Curl

Notes: The An-26 is a military version of the AN-24 Coke passenger aircraft, first flown in 1960. It is a short-range transport with a rear ramp for loading cargo, and has an enlarged cargo compartment. The aircraft is very popular in the Third World. The An-26 also has paratrooper exit doors in the side near the rear. No ejection seats are provided, and the aircraft is not capable on in-flight refueling.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$358,948

AvG

6 tons

24 tons

3+40 or 30 paratroopers

28

None

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

1080

270 (110)

NA 68 2/1 40/20

5200

2194

7500

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

Armament

Ammo

All-Weather Flight

1240/1740m Primitive Runway

None

None

An-32 Cline

Notes: This is a development of the An-26, with a high-lift wing and engines mounted above the wing to improve unimproved airstrip performance. The engines are more powerful, the aircraft is larger, and the tail is higher. The aircraft is optimized for high-altitude takeoff and landing. It is used by Russia and 9 other countries. There are doors in the rear fuselage for paratroopers, and a rear ramp. The aircraft has an upper deck that can hold up to 3 tons of the cargo. The aircraft has no ejection seats and is not capable of in-flight refueling.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$392,292

AvG

6.7 tons

27 tons

5+40, or 39 paratroops, or 24 stretchers

32

None

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

1053

263 (100)

NA 66 3/2 40/20

4327

3799

9400

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

All-Weather Flight

925/1300m Primitive Runway

None

None

None

An-70

Notes: This is one of the newest Russian transports. It has a very low running cost and good low-speed characteristics due to its all-propfan engines. It was designed as a replacement for the An-12, but had not nearly supplanted that aircraft by the Twilight War. The cargo hold may be sectioned by a removable bulkhead into an upper and lower section. The aircraft has a rear ramp and 4 side doors (the two front are for paratroopers). The takeoff run may be reduced to 600 meters with payload reduced to 20 tons.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$13,163,109

AvG

35 tons

130 tons

5+170 (300 with extra deck) or 130 paratroops

82

Radar

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

1500

375 (115)

NA 94 4/2 60/30

52140

20312

12000

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, All-Weather Flight

1800/1900m Primitive Runway

None

None

None

An-72 Coaler

Notes: This is a Russian transport aircraft designed for STOL operations from unpaved runways. The engines are located above the wing to keep them clear of debris. There are other versions than the basic cargo carrier, but it is the most numerous; there is also a civilian transport, a maritime patrol and attack version, a luxury transport version, and an all-weather version. Besides Russia, this aircraft is used by Iran and Peru.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$3,130,596

AvG

10 tons

34.5 tons

4+68 or 57 paratroopers or 24 stretchers

58

Radar

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

1410

353 (110)

NA 88 5/3 50/30

7270

12502

11800

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, (An-74-200) All-Weather Flight

465/490m Primitive Runway

None

None

None

An-124 Condor

Notes: The second-largest aircraft in the world, it is the largest that was in regular production (the An-225 Cossack modification having had only two models made, both especially for transport of the Buran, the Russian space shuttle). The Condor may be loaded from the front and rear, but only the rear doors or the side doors may be opened in flight.

Twilight 2000 Notes: By 2000, the survivors of the fleet were rarely flown due to the large amount of fuel required to fly them even short distances. However, earlier in the war they were used for massive spot insertions of troops and heavy equipment, as they can move even heavy tanks, and are fairly fast aircraft.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

An-124

$232,459,541

AvG

120 tons

392 tons

7+300 or 200 paratroopers or 84 stretchers

132

Radar

Enclosed

An-124-210

$263,641,620

AvG

150 tons

405 tons

4+300 or 200 paratroopers or 84 stretchers

150

Radar

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

An-124

1600

400 (120)

NA 100 3/2 30/20

289600

91712

12000

An-124-210

1700

425 (120)

NA 106 3/2 30/30

371590

105847

12000

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

(Both)

All-Weather Flight, Flare/Chaff Dispensers

915/2125m Hardened Runway

None

None

None

Il-76/Il-76MF Candid

Notes: This is one of the primary transports of Russia, and was also produced as a tanker (Il-78 Midas) and an AWACS aircraft (A-50 Mainstay). It is similar in appearance to the US C-17; the Il-76MF is a rare stretched version, 6.6 meters longer and slightly wider and with more powerful engines. The Il-76 was also produced as a civilian airliner. Military versions are unusual in that they have tail guns. There are side doors for crew entry near the front, at the rear for paratrooper exit, and clamshell doors and a ramp at the rear.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Il-76

$37,569,914

AvG

52 tons

170 tons

7+148 or 124 paratroopers or 78 stretchers

74

Radar

Enclosed

Il-76MF

$43,382,000

AvG

50 tons

181.6 tons

7+184 or 154 paratroopers or 96 stretchers

74

Radar

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Il-76

1700

425 (130)

NA 106 4/2 40/20

113400

47029

15500

Il-76MF

1700

425 (130)

NA 106 4/2 40/20

113400

40728

15500

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

(Both)

Radar Warning Receiver, Flare/Chaff Dispensers

1110/2580m Hardened Runway

+1

2x23mm Autocannons (Rear)

2000x23mm