In the world there are many models of aircraft, different in size, technical characteristics, purpose and other parameters, some can carry thousands of kilograms of payload, others only one pilot. Some of the aircraft below were considerably ahead of their time of construction and their colossal dimensions led to their actual inaccessibility for daily operation.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

The largest aircraft in the world An-225 began to be developed in the Soviet Union in 1984, in 1988, the first experimental flight took place. An-225 cargo cabin can accommodate 50 cars or a cargo with a total weight of 250 tons. The length of the fuselage is 84 meters.

The airplane can develop a maximum speed of 850 km / h, while the range of the flight is limited to 15.4 thousand kilometers.

Airbus A300-600ST Belugm

The plane is 56 meters long and has a wingspan of just under 45 meters. With a weight of 86 tons, it can lift up to 47 tons of payload. The speed of the Airbus A300-600ST reaches 750 km / h.

Currently, it is used for transportation of parts of other Airbus aircraft, including the A380.

Boeing 747-8i

The construction of the passenger aircraft Boeing 747-8I began in 2008, the first flight tests took place in 2009-2010. The aircraft has become the longest in the world among passenger aircraft. The length of its fuselage is 76.4 m, with a wingspan of 68.5 m. The maximum speed at flights reaches 102 km / h.

Airbus A380-800

Airliner Airbus A-380-800, who made the first experimental flight in 2007, can lift 853 passengers on board. It has a length slightly more than 73 m, with a wingspan of 79.75 m. In the market of passenger air transportation, it became the main competitor of Boeing 747.

Antonov An-124 Ruslan

Designed by Soviet aircraft designers, the An-124 made the first flight in 1982, it was adopted in the USSR in 1987. The maximum speed is 865 km / h. The wingspan reaches 73.3 m with a fuselage length of just over 69 meters.


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