Antonov An-225

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Antonov An-225 Mriya

The first flight of the An-225 'Mriya' (Dream) was on 21 December 1988. On the picture the mighty one and only giant of the air was the star of the Farnborough Air Show in 1990.


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An-225 Mriya

The Antonov An-225 "Mriya" is the biggest aircraft in the world. It was built for carrying the Russian space shuttle 'Buran' and Antonov based the design on the four-engined An-124 'Ruslan'. The An-225 has a larger wing, six engines instead of four, a longer fuselage and two tails. Only one aircraft exists and it is flying heavy and outsize cargo loads which do not fit in other cargo airplanes. An already partially built second aircraft might be completed, depending on market demand.


Antonov An-225 Mriya

Impression of the An-225 while flying over.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

The flying An-225 seen from behind.