Antonov An-32 "Sutlej"

Origin: Russia

NATO Codename: Cline

Type: Short/Medium-range transport.

Number Procured: 110

Units Equipped:
........................No.12 Squadron "Yaks" , Agra
........................No.25 Squadron "Himalayan Eagles" ("B" Flight Only), Chandigarh
........................No.33 Squadron "Caribous" , Sulur
........................No.43 Squadron "Ibex" , Jorhat
........................No.48 Squadron "Camels" , Chandigarh
........................No.49 Squadron "Paraspears" , Jorhat
........................Paratroopers Training School, Agra
........................Transport Training Wing, Yelhanka

Accommodation: Five crew.

Weights: Empty - 17,308 kg (38,158 lbs.)
............MTOW - 27,000 kg (59,525 lbs.)

Engine: Two Ivchyenko AI-20D turboprops, each producing 5112 ehp.

Speed: Max. cruising speed - 286 knots (329 mph; 530 km/h) at 8000 meters (26,245 feet)

Service Ceiling: 9000 meters (29,530 ft.)

Range: 1565 miles (2520 km) with maximum fuel.
..........746 miles (1200 km) with maximum payload.

Capacity: 39 paratroopers on tip-up seats.

Avionics: None.

Armament: None.

Self Defence: None.

Comments: Known as the Sutlej in the IAF, the An-32 is the workhorse of the transport fleet traveling to far off bases such as Leh, to deliver much-needed supplies to the Army outposts in the area. An estimated 80 aircraft are in service with the IAF. Deliveries to the IAF began in July 1984.