the largest transport airplane in the world

The An-225 Mriya Russian is a strategic airlift transport aircraft which was built by the Antonov Design Bureau, and is by some measures the largest airplane ever built. The design, built to transport the Buran orbiter, was an enlargement of the successful An-124 Ruslan.
The Antonov An-225 is commercially available for flying any over-sized payload due to the unique size of its cargo deck. Currently there is only one aircraft operating but a second mothballed airframe is being reconditioned and is scheduled for completion around late 2008General characteristics
Crew: 6 Payload: 250,000 kg (550,000 lb) Door dimensions: 440 x 640 cm (14.4 x 21.0 ft)) Length: 84 m (275.6 ft) Wingspan: 88.40 m (290 ft 2 in) Height: 18.1 m (59.3 ft) Wing area: 905.0 m² (9,743.7 ft² Cargo Volume 1300m³ ) Empty weight: 175,000 kg (385,800 lb) Max takeoff weight: 600,000 kg (1,322,773 lb) Powerplant: 6× ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) each Takeoff run: 3,500 m (11,500 ft) with maximum payload Performance
Maximum speed: 850 km/h (460 knots, 530 mph) Cruise speed: 800 km/h (430 knots, 500 mph) Range:
With maximum fuel: 15,400 km (9,570 mi) With maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi) Service ceiling 11,000 m (36,100 ft) Wing loading: 662.9 kg/m² (135.5 lb/ft²) Thrust/weight: 0.234



  1. Russian? It's Ukrainian, by the way

    on November 16, 2015 at 3:52 PM