IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6404 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1208 times:
This is THE An-225. One and only, finally returned to the air after 5 years. Antonov Design Bureau says it has enough parts to build another. This is the largest aircraft in the world. Don't know for sure, but I'd say this is about the size the A380 will be.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2806 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1182 times:
Agreed on all counts. It's the biggest. Here's my thing though: I was told on this here forum that all AN-225s were scrapped, did they build this one new or just not scrap it in the first place? I was really shocked to see it still up and about. What an awesome machine!!!
757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1119 times:
The An-225 spent most of the 1990's in storage, with a second example partially constructed. I know nothing of what happened to the incomplete second airframe, I assume it will be finished off now that type will go into production.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I thought the largest aircraft in the world would read something like:
2. An-124 Ruslan
3. Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
4. Boeing 747-400
5. Boeing 747 100/200/300
I assume after this five, the next largest types would be something like the 777, A340, A330 and the trijets (MD-11, DC-10, L-1011). Does anyone know which would be the largest out of the aircraft I've just mentioned?
Obviously the list will change when the A380 makes it's maiden flight.