The Antonov 12 is a 4 engined turboprop cargo aircraft and can carry up to 22 tons. It was constructed as a military transport aircraft and completed its maiden flight on 16th december 1957. During the cold war it was the most used transport aircraft in the Soviet Air Force. Around 1250 Antonov AN12 have been built. The AN12 is popular for adhoc cargo flights. Due to its short ramp time.