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User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

I'm wondering what the most powerful airplane is, and I think it is the A380F.

With it's 4 engines at 77.000 lb (GE7277) of thrust, I will have a total thrust of 308.000 lb!

The An-225 has 6 engines of 50.000 lb right? So it's total thrust is 300.000 lb, a bit less than the A380F.

So, is the 380F the most powerful airplane ever built/going to be built?
(Probably soon to be surpassed by the A380-900 though, which should have something around 4*80.000 lb)

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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

You already said it....


You are now free to move about the cabin
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7092 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

There's power, and there's thrust. A380 may have the most thrust, but I suspect the B-70 exceeded its power.

User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

The most overpowered aircraft would have to be the 757. My bro is a pilot and he said that the plane is studidly overpowered by those engines.

I would also debate the 777 has enormously powerful engines. They are so big, I came really close to one the other week when at Heathrow. It is positively scary when you look at it. Awesome stuff!


Veni, vidi, vici.
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4970 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

You gotta mention the A300-605R as well. That thing just hopped off the runway at MIA on a hot summer day fully loaded with cargo and pax on our way to SJU last year.

While much maligned here, the A300-605R is really a very powerful plane!

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