Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 15786 times:
Only 1 An-225 is flying - it held the CCCP number when the USSR was one nation then took the UR registration after the break-up, reflecting its Ukrainian ownership. A second was abandoned during production but may now be completed.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9403 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 15720 times:
Yup, as Trintocan said.......1 flying, and one was nearly complete when the USSR was broken up. I thought I read the 2nd was being stripped of parts to keep the one flying, but the hope was to also get it up and flying soon.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 15659 times:
Yes 1 1/2 is more like the correct answer. It has been bounced around as either being stripped for spares or being readied for service. Does anyone actually know how complete this is, and are there any photos in existence... Or is this airframe like the 3 partly completer AN-124s that they have sitting around.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3417 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 15521 times:
Last i heard there was one flying and one partly-built, and some yahoos wanted to complete the second thus making it 2 operational Antonov 225s. Would be cool to have another one of those fucken huge aircrafts round!