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ANTONOV An-225 MRIYA

THE BIGGEST PLANE IN THE WORLD


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Did you know that the world's largest aircraft was built in Antonov design bureau in Ukraine? That the An-225 Mriya - has no equal? That this fascinating and unique machine faithfully serves the air fleet of Ukraine for 23 years ? Pride of the Ukrainian Nation - Antonov An-225 Mriya, has its base in Ukraine and is serviced by the Antonov Design Bureau ! Antonov An 225 1

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CATEGORY OF ARTICLE: Articles, History , Featured March 31, 2011, 11:00

Dream

An-225 Mriya (ukr. Мрiя), which means – “dream”, has the NATO code - Cossack.

It is a six-engine transport aircraft, produced in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1988 year.

It is the largest and heaviest currently used aircraft in history of the World.

The machine was based on an airplane An-124 Ruslan, It is “older brother of” Mriya. The machine was based on an airplane.




Buran & Energia

The plane was designed to move the orbiter Buran and Energia rocket parts to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and for atmospheric testing . Due to the abandonment of the Buran program, is not used for this purpose.


Energia – was the largest rocket in the USSR, able to reach orbit 100 tons. It was created for the Soviet space shuttle "Buran" and the heavy military satellites – especially those from the Soviet version of U.S. "Star Wars".

Buran 1.01 - Is the first copy of the Space Shuttle from program "Buran" - the Soviet equivalent of U.S. "space shuttles. The design of the orbiter, which was the first of five planned was launched in 1986 year, after a series of tests carried out on a full-scale test models.



The machine was based on an airplane The machine was based on an airplane 2001 year by the Ukrainian airlines "Antonov Airlines" to carry very heavy loads.


Technical characteristic :

  1. Propulsion – 6 x dual-flow jet engines, Lotariev D-18T;
  2. Thrust of engines – 229,5 kN each;
  3. Dimensions – 88,40 x 84,00 x 18,10 (m);
  4. Wing area – 905 m²;
  5. Curb Weight – 200 000 kg;
  6. Net Weight – 400 000 kg;
  7. Landing mass – 250 000 kg;
  8. Range – 4500 km;
  9. Ceiling – 10 000 m;
  10. Top speed – 850 km / h;
  11. Minimum speed – 250 km / h;
  12. Cruising speed – 800 km / h;
  13. Average fuel consumption – 18 tonnes per hour of flight.

 

Historical short film about An-255 on Discovery:


Description:

Characteristics :

  1. Country – Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Ukraine;
  2. Manufacturer – Antonov ;
  3. Type - Cargo Aircraft, CARGO;
  4. NATO Code – Cossack;
  5. First flight – 21 December 1988 year;
  6. Copies – 2;
  7. Crew – 6 people.

Comparison with other giants of the aircraft and plans:

Interesting fact !! In the movie "2012" in the role of the Antonov 500 He was An-225 Mriya !!!

This is a true giant, which has no equal ! It is inseparable part of Ukraine - it is “Unknown Ukraine” ! What do you think of this amazing Ukrainian plane? Is this beautiful machine worth admiring?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?The machine was based on an airplane



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