Antonow / Antonov An-124 Ruslan

Heavy Cargo Freighter

Antonov An-124, Polet Flight, RA-82080, c/n: 9773051462161 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Antonov An-124 is a four-engined heavy cargo freighter with a payload of 150 tonnes (330700 lb) developed by the soviet design bureau OKB Antonov (today Antonov ASTC, Ukraine). It was developed as a military strategic heavy airlift transport aircraft.
The An-124 is equipped with nose and tail cargo doors. The shoulder-wing configuration in conjunction with the 24-wheel landing gear allows operations from semi prepared landing strips. The aircraft has the ability to kneel down for easier front loading.
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelIvchenko-Progress ZMKB D-18T
Engine Power (each)230,0 kN51706 lbf
Speed909 km/h491 kts
  565 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 0.77
Service Ceiling12.000 m39.370 ft
Range5.400 km2.916 NM
3.356 mi.
Empty Weight175.000 kg385.809 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight405.000 kg892.872 lbs
Wing Span73,30 m240 ft 6 in
Wing Area628,0 m²6760 ft²
Length69,10 m226 ft 8 in
Height20,78 m68 ft 2 in
First Flight26.12.1982
Production Statusin production
ICAO CodeA124
NATO CodeCondor
Data for (Version)Antonov / Antonow An-124
VariantsAn-124, An-124-100, An-124-100M-150, An-124-102, An-124-135, An-124-150

[Photo-ID: 812] © Mike Vallentin 2008-05-28
Antonov / Antonow An-124-100, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, RA-82078, c/n 9773054559153/07-10,© Mike Vallentin, 2008Antonov / Antonow
Volga-Dnepr Airlines
Reg.: RA-82078
c/n: 9773054559153/07-10
ILA Berlin 2008 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]