Antonov 225

Antov 225

Antonov 225 Mriya…

The largest plane in the world, this Soviet built aircraft took its first flight in 1988.  The Ukrainian name translates to “Dream”.  There is only one in the world.  As of 2012 the 2nd was only about 70% completed & waiting on more funds.

 

  • Crew: 6
  • Length: 84 m (275 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 88.4 m (290 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 18.1 m (59 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 905 m2 (9,740 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 8.6
  • Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 300000 kg
  • Cargo hold – volume 1,300m3, length 43.35m, width 6.4m, height 4.4m
  • Powerplant: 6 × ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 850 km/h (528 mph; 459 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 800 km/h (497 mph; 432 kn)
  • Range: 15,400 km (9,569 mi; 8,315 nmi) with maximum fuel; range with maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,089 ft)

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An-225 with Buran atop lands at theParis Air Show in 1989.

Buran is the soviet space shuttle, look familiar????

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