Antonov An-30: A Little Known Soviet Aerial Cartography Platform

!Russia Cold War Reconnaissance USSR

Developed on the basis of the Antonov An-24 airframe by Beriev of the Soviet Union, the Antonov An-30 is known as an aerial cartography platform. The first flight was made on August 21, 1967, and officially entered service in July 1968. Between 1971 and 1980, about 123 were built, both civilian and military. Currently, only 4 countries are operating the An-30, including: Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine.

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