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  • nastle
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    • Feb 2005
    • 528

    Military use of ANtonov aircraft

    Which ones of the antonov transport planes were also used for combat uses

    I found some of these planes here please add more information if anyone has any incidents where they were used for Recon/ECM/bombers/CAS etc

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-12
    An-12BK-PP) An Electronic Countermeasures version developed in 1970 to operate within large formations of regular An-12 transports providing ECM for the whole formation. The automatic system identified air defense radars and aimed jamming signals in their direction. The active Booket (bouquet) jammers radiated from three blisters under the fuselage and the tail gunners position was fitted with ASO-24 (Avtomaht Sbrosa Otrazhately – automatic chaff dispenser) chaff dispensers with the chaff cut to length as determined by the frequency of the radar detected.

    An-12BL(Laboratornyj) Test-platform for the Kh-28 anti-radiation missile, with two missiles carried on pylons either side of the forward fuselage and two more suspended from pylons under the outer wings. This variant may have been intended for an operational role as a SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defences) platform.[5]

    An-12RR(Rahdiatsionnyy Razvedchik – radiation reconnaissance) Nuclear Biological and Chemical warfare reconnaissance aircraft. At least three aircraft equipped with RR8311-100 air sampling pods on special cradles either side of the forward fuselage. Two of these aircraft are known to have also been equipped with a toxic agent detector pod on the starboard fuselage side.[5]

    An-12BK-PPS(Postanovchik Pomekh Siren) : Evolved from the An-12PP this ultimate ECM platform variant was equipped with the Sirena system in four pods, Booket jammer system and chaff dispensers in the tailcone. Later-production aircraft had the chaff dispensers relocated to the cargo door. Nineteen aircraft were converted from An-12BKs, serving with the VVS until at least 2006. Three aircraft are known to have been stripped of mission equipment and returned to transport duties

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-26
    The An-26 has a secondary bomber role with underwing bomb racks. In the bombing role it was extensively used by the Sudanese Air Force during the Second Sudanese Civil War and the War in Darfur.[2] Also Russian Forces train with the An-26 as a bomber.[3]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-72
    An-72P: Patrol aircraft. Armed with one 23 mm GSh-23L cannon plus bombs and/or rockets.[4]

    http://www.pilotfriend.com/photo_alb...war_mil/98.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-24

    Used as an improvised bomber

    http://protectindiamyduty.blogspot.c...tipurpose.html

    http://sudanreeves.org/2015/02/05/th...fitted-bomber/
    Last edited by nastle; 7th October 2015, 01:04.
  • Gerard
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    • Aug 2009
    • 3043

    #2
    Even older is the AN-2 with rocket pods
    https://d262ilb51hltx0.cloudfront.ne...JTrP__9Ag.jpeg

    source: http://defence.pk/threads/the-unusua...planes.362150/
    Last edited by Gerard; 7th October 2015, 09:55.
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    • Flanker_man
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      • Jan 2000
      • 3672

      #3
      Even the US Special Forces use Antonov's - see C-145A Combat Coyote.....

      http://www.americanspecialops.com/im...t/skytruck.jpg

      OK - It's a PZL M-28 - but it started life as an Antonov An-28.

      Ken
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      • Levsha
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        • Jan 2006
        • 2802

        #4
        Also there were projected projects like the An-22R, which would carry 3 R-27 ballistic missiles launched out of the rear door. Try this thread on secret projects:

        http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/foru...?topic=11520.0

        You may want to check out this webpage (in Russian) on a project to use the An-124 as an R-29 ballistic missile launcher :

        http://otvaga2004.ru/kaleydoskop/kal...ennoe-oruzhie/

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        • nirav
          MeTaL hEaD
          • May 2004
          • 529

          #5
          IAF AN 32 Dropping dumb bombs ..

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          • nastle
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            • Feb 2005
            • 528

            #6
            Nice ! thanks guys
            does anyone have pics of these planes with bombs and rockets loaded on improvised racks ?

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            • Gerard
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              • Aug 2009
              • 3043

              #7



              AN-26
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              • nastle
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                • Feb 2005
                • 528

                #8
                Originally posted by Gerard View Post



                AN-26
                Thanks look really hippie

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                • nastle
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Feb 2005
                  • 528

                  #9
                  Can any of these planes carry rocket pods/bombs on underwing pylons ? Has it ever been tried ?

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                  • Gerard
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                    • Aug 2009
                    • 3043

                    #10
                    Peru An-32 carrying a torpedo

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                    • PhantomII
                      Phantoms Phorever
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 8292

                      #11
                      I think I saw in the latest Aviation News that the Il-76 was considered for use as an ICBM launch platform at some point (similar to the USAF's testing of the C-5 in this role at one point). Like the C-5 test however, the project never became operational as far as I know.
                      Fox-4!

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                      • nastle
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Feb 2005
                        • 528

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Gerard View Post
                        Peru An-32 carrying a torpedo

                        cool pic thanks !

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                        • nastle
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                          • Feb 2005
                          • 528

                          #13
                          Which conflicts have they been used as such apart from Sudan ?
                          Congo maybe ? and the Syrian civil war ?

                          What tactics can be used to best employ them ? a preceding strike by light strike planes like Mig-21 or Hawk jets to soften up defences ?
                          Accompanied by gunship helicopters to lay down suppressive fire while they are delivering their load ?

                          Have they been used to drop the "barrel bombs"?

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                          • Flyer
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                            • Nov 2008
                            • 335

                            #14
                            Originally posted by nastle View Post
                            Which conflicts have they been used as such apart from Sudan ?
                            Congo maybe ? and the Syrian civil war ?
                            The confirmed cases were:
                            - Soviet Air Force in Afghanistan war,
                            - Cuban pilots in Angola war,
                            - Vietnamese Air Force in Kampuchea,
                            - Mozambique Air Force.

                            Also the information exists about the use of Ukrainean An-26 against the rebel forces in Novorossiya.

                            And the video in addition to the thread:

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=das1GxrUI3s
                            Last edited by Flyer; 3rd March 2016, 17:38.

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                            • Gerard
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                              • Aug 2009
                              • 3043

                              #15





                              source; http://sputniknews.com/military/2015...ses-bombs.html
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                              • Flanker_man
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                                • Jan 2000
                                • 3672

                                #16
                                Blimey!! - I knew they were using old ordnance - but old slogans as well ???

                                'To Berlin!' and 'For Stalin' are right out of the Great Patriotic War.

                                Ken
                                Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast.
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                                • nastle
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Feb 2005
                                  • 528

                                  #17
                                  thanks everyone for the pics and videos

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                                  • nastle
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Feb 2005
                                    • 528

                                    #18
                                    does anybody have more pics of antonov makeshift bombers or articles about them please share

                                    thanks !

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                                    • paralay
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Aug 2005
                                      • 1376

                                      #19
                                      Blimey!! - I knew they were using old ordnance - but old slogans as well ???
                                      This is a joke

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                                      • Gerard
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                                        Last edited by Gerard; 17th July 2018, 13:24.
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