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March 02, 2005

An-225 Mriya

The Antonov An-225 is one really big airplane.

At 600 metric tons, the An-225 is the world's heaviest aircraft ever, although its wingspan is less than that of the "Spruce Goose", Howard Hughes' flying boat, which never went beyond a single short low-altitude test flight. Both the An-124 and An-225 are larger than the C-5 Galaxy, the largest aircraft in the U.S. inventory.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 2, 2005 08:31 AM

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I wandered around it at Abbotsford. The pictures don't really show how bloody big it is. I got some shots of it on takeoff: genuine aluminum overcast.


Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 2, 2005 10:31 PM