Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  An-32


Country of Origin: CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft: An-32 Cline, IL-20 Coot, P-3C Orion, An-12 Cub.
Crew: Five.
Role: Short haul, light-transport, cargo (40 equipped troops, small vehicles), paratroop.
Armament: Usually none.
Dimensions: Length: 77 ft, 2 in (23.54 m). Span: 95 ft, 9 in (29.2 m).


Wings: High-mounted and equally tapered from the engines to the blunt tips.

Engine(s): Two turboprops mounted in pods beneath the wings. Pods extend beyond the wings' leading and trailing edges.

Fuselage: Long, slender, upswept rear section. Solid, rounded nose. Stepped cockpit.

Tail: Fin is back-tapered with a blunt tip and angular fairing. Flats are high-mounted on the body, back-tapered with blunt tips, and have a positive slant.


Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Congo, CIS, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Laos, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Korea, People's Republic of China (Y-7), Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Somalia, South Yemen, Syria, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia.