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TIKI

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#1 15 years ago

What one is bigger?




Mihail Advanced Member

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#2 15 years ago

the AN-225 is bigger.




Aeroflot

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#3 15 years ago

LOL, yea.




Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#4 15 years ago

I actually took a tour of the Spruce Goose, it is quite impressive how large it is...




J-Dub'

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#5 15 years ago
Mihailthe AN-225 is bigger.

Ive never heard of that one... Details?




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#6 15 years ago

In mid-1985 Antonov was entrusted with the design of a new aircraft able to carry the Buran shuttle orbiter, large components of the Energiya launch vehicles and other outsize items for construction and mining industries. Construction of the An-124 provided the basis for the new aircraft, Antonov using many of the same components to keep cost and development effort down,

The fuselage and wings are similar to the An-124, the cabin retaining the same cross-sectional dimensions but with increased length. To save weight the rear loading ramp is removed, but the An-225 retains the nose visor. Standard An-124 wings are grafted on to a new centre section, thereby increasing the span while keeping the engine installations the same. An additional pair of D-36T turbofans is fitted to the new centre section. raising thrust to an amazing 1377 kN (309,540lb). In order to support the increased weight, seven pairs of wheels are fitted to each side as opposed to five in the An-124.

Outsize loads that cannot fit into the capacious cabin (including Buran and Energiya components) are carried 'piggyback', the load supported on two main attachments above the centre section. These supports and other smaller ones along the fuselage top are faired over when notin use. Toavoid buffetingfrom the 'piggyback' load, the An-225 has twin vertical fins mounted on the end of a large tailplane.

The prototype made its first flight on 21 December 1988, and in March 1989 setup no fewer than 106 world and class records in one flight from Kiev, at a maximum take-off weight in excess of 500000kg (1.100,000lb). Only two have been completed so far. and the first flew with Buran on 13 May 1989. This combination made a dramatic appearance in the West for the first time a month later at the Paris Air Salon.

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J-Dub'

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#7 15 years ago

Wow, thats ginormous.




Mihail Advanced Member

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#8 15 years ago

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#9 15 years ago

Go An-225! That thing's a monster! Eat your heart out Spruce Goose and C-5!




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#10 15 years ago

it could most likely carry both the galaxy and the goose, heh.




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