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      Post #66752, posted on 03-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Guys,

      What are the differences, AN-12BK and AN-12B ?
      I see several subjects from EE, doing a Cubana airliner/cargo version.

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      Post #66753, posted on 03-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Outwardly AN-12BK has much enlarged radome compared to 12B. I think in 1/144 scale thats the only thing that can be noticed. Gordon & Komissarov AN-12 book tells some other changes too but I think they are not very important modeling in 1/144 or even 1/72. Im sure that someone has more info so lets wait...

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      Post #66755, posted on 03-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The main visual difference between An-12, 12B and An-12BK is the new ramp door and door opening mechanism fairing.
      12, 12B



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      Post #66759, posted on 03-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      So for Cubana early version will be the 12B ?

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      Post #66760, posted on 03-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes, the Cubana airplane was a straight early An-12B.

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      Post #66762, posted on 03-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Yes, the Cubans airplane was a straight early An-12B.





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      Post #66763, posted on 04-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Babay, very good and important info from you. Thats really visible difference between B and BK. And it was also mentioned in Gordon & Komissarov book.

      But what do you say about radome. On your photos pic.3 and 4 BKs seem to have different size radome at least to my eyes. Number three has bigger than number four.
      So there seems to be BKs with different type radar, right? And maybe youve more to tell about that?

      Ive few AN-12 to build so all info would be appreciated, thanks.

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      Post #66766, posted on 04-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The large chin radome is from the military version. All purpose built civil versions have the smaller radome.

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      Post #66767, posted on 04-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Ok, thank you for the info Jennings.

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      Post #66771, posted on 04-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      The large chin radome is from the military version. All purpose built civil versions have the smaller radome.


      It is so indeed. This is due to the differences in radio equipment (radar).

      In short, the military version is


      and civil version is


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      Ive few AN-12 to build so all info would be appreciated, thanks.


      The best way is to choose a specific aircraft and build it according of its photos. ;)

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      Post #66772, posted on 04-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      The best way is to choose a specific aircraft and build it according of its photos. ;)



      That's the *only* way to build Russian airplanes

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      Post #66775, posted on 04-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi guys what you say about the way building Russian/Soviet planes is more than right.
      But sometimes its hard to find the photo you need and I think: the more you know before hand about the plane type you are going to build the less troubles you get in future. Uh huh what an explanation
      Anyway this case is clear and thats the main thing.

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