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Antonov An-124 Ruslan

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.


Specifications for the Antonov An-124 Ruslan
Crew 6  
Propulsion 4 Turbofan Engines  
Engine Model Ivchenko-Progress ZMKB D-18T  
Engine Power (each) 230,0 kN 51706 lbf
Speed 909 km/h 491 kts
      565 mph
Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.77  
Service Ceiling 12.000 m 39.370 ft
Range 5.400 km 2.916 NM
    3.356 mi.
Empty Weight 175.000 kg 385.809 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 405.000 kg 892.872 lbs
Wing Span 73,30 m 240 ft 6 in
Wing Area 628,0 m² 6760 ft²
Length 69,10 m 226 ft 8 in
Height 20,78 m 68 ft 2 in
First Flight 26.12.1982  
Production Status in production  
ICAO Code A124  
IATA Code A4F  
NATO Code Condor  
Data for (Version) Antonov / Antonow An-124  
Variants An-124, An-124-100, An-124-100M-150, An-124-102, An-124-135, An-124-150  

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
08-Oct-96 Antonov 124-100 RA-82069 Aeroflot San Francesc... 2+ 2 crashed
15-Nov-93 Antonov 124-100 RA-82071 Aviastar near Kerman 17 crashed
13-Oct-92 Antonov 124-100 CCCP-82002 Antonov Design Bureau Kiev 8 crashed