Tuesday, 9 July 2013

WORLD's LARGEST & HEAVIEST AIRCARFT

ANTONOV AN-225 MRIYA, UKRAINE
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The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft, designed by the Soviet Union's Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is the largest airplane in the world; it is the heaviest aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes and the biggest heavier-than-air aircraft in terms of length and wingspan in operational service. The single example built so far currently bears the civil registration UR-82060 of its Ukranian operator It holds the absolute world records for an airlifted single item payload of 189,980 kilograms (418,834 pounds), and an airlifted total payload of 253,820 kilograms (559,577 pounds). It has also transported a payload of 247,000 kilograms (545,000 pounds) on a commercial flight.

General characteristics

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)
Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)
Fuel capacity: 300000 kg


Performance

Maximum speed: 850 km/h (528 mph)
Cruising speed: 800 km/h (497 mph)
Range Max Fuel: 15,400 km (9,569 mi)
Range Max Payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi)


ANTONOV AN-225 MRIYA



WORLD's LARGEST & HEAVIEST AIRCARFT






Watch it on YouTube : WORLD's LARGEST & HEAVIEST AIRCARFT

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