Antonow / Antonov An-225 Mrija

Heavy Cargo Freighter

An-225 © Mathias Henig
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The Antonov An-225 is a six-engined ultra heavy cargo freighter with a payload of 250 tonnes (551155 lb) developed by the soviet design bureau OKB Antonov (today Antonov ASTC, Ukraine). The An-225 is a development of the An-124, it was designed for the transportation of the Russian Space Shuttle Buran.
2 An-225 had been produced so far but only one was completed and operational. The An-225 is the world's largest aircraft. Cargo compartment: Length: 43,3 m (142ft); Width: 6,4 m (21ft); Height: 4,4 m (14ft 5in); Volume: 1220 m (43084 cft)
Propulsion6 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelLotarew / Lotarev D-18T
Engine Power (each)230 kN51706 lbf
Speed850 km/h459 kts
  528 mph
Service Ceiling10.000 m32.808 ft
Range4.000 km2.160 NM
2.486 mi.
Empty Weight350.000 kg771.617 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight600.000 kg1.322.774 lbs
Wing Span88,40 m290,0 ft
Wing Area905,0 m9741 ft
Length84,00 m275,6 ft
Height18,10 m59,4 ft
First Flight21.12.1988
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1988
Total Production2
ICAO CodeA225
NATO CodeCossack
Data for (Version)Antonov / Antonow An-225

[Photo-ID: 7826] Karsten Palt 2012-11-02
Antonov An-225, Antonov Airlines, UR-82060, c/n 19530503763, Karsten Palt, 2012Antonov
Antonov Airlines
Reg.: UR-82060
c/n: 19530503763
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