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Antonov An-12 (UR-CNN)
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Antonov An-12 (UR-CNN)



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Ronald Mullins
Great photo. Love the 'full discs'!
ken kemper
Gorgeous paint scheme on this Antonov.......

Great photo Brendan.
Jay Fulton
Look how much smoke those turboprops generate.
Diana Rose
Love The Livery Paint Job!
Diana Rose
Would someone please tell me why a million $ plane has to have that outside wire strung from top of the rudder to top of the cockpit? It seems like an after-thought, but there has to be a valid reason. Used to see it on older aircraft.
It might be that they have a radio transmitter with a particular frequency range, perhaps high-frequency band which requires this lengthy wire. That would be my guess.
That is an ADF sense antenna.

All ADF systems have loop and sense antennas. With the older ADFs, they are two separate antennas. The loop antenna is a flat antenna usually located on the bottom of the aircraft, while the sense antenna is a long wire that often runs from top of the tail to the top of the of the cabin.

Good point Dave! By coincidence, I have just been looking through a dusty volume from the late 1960's on ADF theory. I probably once knew but had sadly long since forgotten, that with the very early DF direction finding systems (think Douglas DC2's), it was necessary to turn the aircraft onto various different headings to check the bearing to/from a station, so as to work out your position. But this function was later able to be incorporated into the unit, hence the "A" for automatic in "ADF".
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
09-Dec-2022 UnknownLiege ()Near Setif 10:43AM CET Last seen 02:38PM CET 3:55
07-Dec-2022 UnknownNear AlgiersLiege () First seen 08:25AM CET 11:37AM CET 3:12
06-Dec-2022 UnknownNear Makurdi, Benue StateNear Zinder First seen 09:37AM WAT Last seen 11:06AM WAT 1:29
05-Dec-2022 UnknownNear Port Gentil, Ogooué-MaritimeNear Principe First seen 02:17PM WAT Last seen 01:54PM GMT 0:36
05-Dec-2022 UnknownNear Sao TomeNear Port Gentil, Ogooué-Maritime First seen 07:23AM GMT Last seen 08:56AM WAT 0:32
04-Dec-2022 UnknownNear ZinderNear Abuja, FCT First seen 11:18AM WAT Last seen 12:43PM WAT 1:25
03-Dec-2022 UnknownLiege ()Near Algiers 11:26AM CET Last seen 02:50PM CET 3:23
03-Dec-2022 UnknownPiešťany ()Liege () 04:05AM CET 05:57AM CET 1:52
30-Nov-2022 UnknownWarsaw Frederic Chopin ()Piešťany () 10:50AM CET 12:04PM CET 1:14
28-Nov-2022 UnknownBurgas Int'l (Sarafovo) ()Warsaw Frederic Chopin () 10:02AM EET 11:39AM CET 2:37
27-Nov-2022 UnknownNear PristinaBurgas Int'l (Sarafovo) () First seen 02:19PM CET 04:25PM EET 1:05
27-Nov-2022 UnknownVáclav Havel Airport ()Near Pristina 11:00AM CET Last seen 01:10PM CET 2:09
26-Nov-2022 UnknownNear PristinaVáclav Havel Airport () First seen 02:23PM CET 04:23PM CET 1:59
26-Nov-2022 UnknownVáclav Havel Airport ()Near Pristina 10:59AM CET Last seen 01:15PM CET 2:16
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