A-22 "Antey" is designed to transport heavy and bulky goods, military equipment, as well as landing troops. Maximum transported weight - 60 tons.
Despite the fact that the operation of these aircraft began in the late 1960-s, it is still in service with the Russian Federation Air Force.
On the basis of "Antey" was created two very interesting modifications.
An-22PLO - anti-submarine strategic aircraft. Its peculiarity was that the work of the power plants was ensured by a nuclear reactor. It was assumed that the range of such An-22 will be almost 30 thousands of kilometers.
An-22Р is the carrier of a long-range missile system carrying three P-27 missiles.