Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
Technically it's not spelled either way. The aircraft's name is a Ukrainian word with four letters -- essentially an M, R, I and the 'backwards R' letter which has no equivalent in English, but which tends to be transliterated as 'ya'.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1208 times:
Mirrodie - Two things: First, do you mean Popular Science (as per the body) or Popular Mechanics (as per the title)? Also, I do hope you mean 'Drop by your local bookstore and buy the magazine' - I can think of few things more rude than people going to a bookstore, reading articles in magazines, and then not buying the magazines (no offence intended to you)...
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1125 times:
BTW, I believe the An-225 began its commercial life with a couple flights from Germany (Stutgart?) to the Persian Gulf (Oman?), carrying supplies for the US military, so the article is probably correct.
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
The first commercial services of the An-225 occurred in January this year when it flew a load primarily comprising pre-packed meals from Stuttgart to Thumrait in south Oman on behalf of the US military; the aircraft was chartered by Proair-Charter-Transport.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1082 times:
I haven't read the article myself just yet, but does anyone here know the status of the 2nd An-225 under construction? Have the builders found any funds yet to complete the project? Just curious. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 763 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1022 times:
From looking at pictures it seems only the front of the aircraft lowers to easier loading. This would just be done by hydraulics in the front landing gear system. Same was as the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. When its being loaded the aircraft literally sits 1 or 2 feet off the ground. I would assume that if the next 225's to be produced are rear loading they to will have the systems to allow for the rear to lower. Anyone know the size comparison between the
C-5 Galaxy and the AN-225? I think I read that the wingspan on the 225 is almost 300ft?!?!?! thats like a football field. HUGE!