The Antonov 22 "Antei"  is a huge transport plane developed in the nineteen sixties in the former Soviet Union. The Antonov design buro , specialized in transport aircraft, designed this large plane with 4 large engines and counter rotating props, a rear ramp for loading and unloading large cargo items and a very large undercarriage enabling the plane to operate from many airfields. From 1965-1976 about 66 planes were manufactured. The Soviet airline AEROFLOT operated the fleet of An-22, known in the West with codename "Cock" .




This Antonov An-22 coded blue "22" is at the German Techniek museum in Speyer. It is huge and can be inspected inside as well.

Photographed July 2005 by Meindert de Vreeze (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland





In 1/72 a very large plastic scale model is available from AModel. Check out a build by Meindert, IPMS member here.....