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The Antonov An-30 is a development of the An-24 designed for aerial cartography.


  • An-24FK: The sole prototype converted from an An-24B with a navigators station in an extensively glazed nose and elevated cockpit to give clearance for mission equipment.
  • An-30A: Version designed for civilian aviation. Sixty-five were delivered to the Soviet Ministry of Civil Aviation, six to other Soviet civil organizations. Thirty-six An-30As were built for export, fourteen of which were delivered to Manchuria and Shinjang.
  • An-30B: Version designed for the Soviet Air Force. 26 built. Main differences from An-30A was the avionics fit. Most An-30Bs were retro-fitted with chaff/flare dispensers.
  • An-30D Sibiryak: Long range version of the An-30A with increased fuel capacity, developed in 1990. 5 aircraft were converted to An-30Ds. All were based at Myachkovo airfield near Moscow. This variant was used for ice monitoring, fisheries monitoring and as a transport aircraft. It had improved communication equipment, including a data-link system. Rescue equipment was also carried on board.
  • An-30FG: Czech designation for the single Czech Air Force An-30, after being retro-fitted with a western weather radar.
  • An-30M: Version equipped for weather research. It can spray dry ice into the atmosphere for weather control duties. The dry ice was stored in 8 containers per 130 kg instead of the photographic equipment.
  • An-30R: A production An-30 CCCP-30055/RA-30055(c/n1101) converted to a NBC reconnaissance aircraft with air sampling pods under the forward fuselage and other sensors for monitoring nuclear, biological and chemical warfare by-products. A second example, 30080, was acquired by the VVS, differing in having only one sampling pod on the port pylon and provision for dropping large flare bombs from the starboard pylon. An-30R RA-30055 was used for monitoring the plume from the Chernobyl No.4 nuclear reactor fire and became permanently radio-active in the process, being withdrawn from use immediately afterwards.