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Will you provide Images of An-12 Plane of Indian Air Force? Tell me in which year it joined Indian Air Force? Also tell me about specification of An-12 Plane of Indian Air Force?
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As you want to know about An-12 Plane of Indian Air Force, so here I am giving following details:

The Antonov-12 was a four engined turbo-prop driven transport aircraft in the same class as the C-130 Hercules.

The Indian Air Force inducted the first of these aircraft in 1961.

It was introduced when it raised No.44 Squadron "The Himalayan Geese".

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.

It was also used as Heavy bombers during the 71 War.

Specifications
Crew: 5: 2 pilots, flight engineer, navigator, radio operator
Payload: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb)
Length: 33.10 m (108 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 38.00 m (124 ft 8 in)
Height: 10.53 m (34 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 121.7 m (1,310 ft)
Empty weight: 28,000 kg (62,000 lb)
Useful load: 60 paratroopers (two BMD-1 armoured vehicles)
Max. takeoff weight: 61,000 kg (130,000 lb)
Powerplant: 4 Ivchenko AI-20L or AI-20M turboprops, 4,000 ehp (3,000 kW) each

Performance
Maximum speed: 777 km/h (419 knots, 482 mph)
Cruise speed: 670 km/h (361 knots, 415 mph)
Range:
With maximum fuel: 5,700 km (3,075 nm, 3,540 mi)
With maximum load: 3,600 km (1,945 nm, 2,235 mi))
Service ceiling: 10,200 m (33,500 ft)
Rate of climb: 10m/s (1960ft/min)

Armament
Guns: 2 23 mm (0.906 in) Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons in a tail turret (some aircraft)


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