This website describes twin-tail aircraft. It has a photo of a strange-looking aircraft with a twin tail, and turboprop engines, resembling a C-130 Hercules.

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There was no registration or tail number on the aircraft. I looked around at other images trying to find the name, but it did not feature the same aircraft. The aircraft looks fictitious.

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    $\begingroup$ The tail resembles an-225 so the logical thing is to check antonov wikipedia. $\endgroup$ Sep 15, 2020 at 0:57
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    $\begingroup$ The An-22 is much larger than a Hercules. $\endgroup$ Sep 15, 2020 at 5:03
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    $\begingroup$ @Peter, nevertheless Hercules managed to beat Antaeus ;) $\endgroup$
    – Zeus
    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:49
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    $\begingroup$ "aircraft looks fictitious" almost always means former Soviet. $\endgroup$ Sep 15, 2020 at 17:59

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That is an Antonov An-22 “Antei”.

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    $\begingroup$ It really kinda looks like the photo has had markings effaced for some reason that suited the posting site. Very unlikely an aircraft in a non-stealth paint scheme wouldn't have registrations, flags, any kind of marking. I do find that a reverse photo search includes icepop.com/largest-military-planes, on which there is a photo which but for the terrain features could be a flipped copy of this, with the markings present and the aircraft identified. $\endgroup$
    – CCTO
    Sep 15, 2020 at 18:28
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    $\begingroup$ That's two related photos over the same terrain, with a few seconds between them and one flipped. $\endgroup$ Sep 15, 2020 at 20:25
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    $\begingroup$ @CCTO: Yes nearly the same image (comparison). Same shadows, and amazingly, nearly the same blade angular positions. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Sep 18, 2020 at 22:52

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