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Antonov An-225

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 m³ (43084 cft)


Specifications for the Antonov An-225
Crew 6  
Propulsion 6 Turbofan Engines  
Engine Model Ivchenko-Progress ZMKB D-18T  
Engine Power (each) 230,0 kN 51706 lbf
Speed 850 km/h 459 kts
      528 mph
Service Ceiling 10.000 m 32.808 ft
Range 4.000 km 2.160 NM
    2.486 mi.
Empty Weight 350.000 kg 771.617 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 600.000 kg 1.322.774 lbs
Wing Span 88,40 m 290 ft 0 in
Wing Area 905,0 m² 9741 ft²
Length 84,00 m 275 ft 7 in
Height 18,10 m 59 ft 5 in
First Flight 21.12.1988  
Production Status out of production  
Production Range 1988  
Total Production 2  
ICAO Code A225  
NATO Code Cossack  
Data for (Version) Antonov / Antonow An-225  

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