mirrodie
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An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Mon Dec 16, 2002 8:36 am

I was at a bookstore today and read a nice article about the AN-225 Mriya.


If you are interested in reading it, it is in the Jan. 2003 Popular Science magazine. I tried to search its website but it cannot be viewed online.

BTW, I always thought it was spelled Mryia, not Mriya. Which is correct?

Also, in a photo in the article, it showed the nose open and the front sloped down. Do the front gear fold up or collapse?
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Mon Dec 16, 2002 8:42 am

I forgot to add, drop by your local bookstore to check out the article (since it is unavailable online).

What I found surprising is that the article suggested the the US military has used it to get food to its troops.
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Mon Dec 16, 2002 9:26 am

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'.

Hence the English transliteration is "Mriya".

Hope that helps.
 
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Mon Dec 16, 2002 3:51 pm

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)...

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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:47 am

Actually, Barnes and Noble here in the States has chairs, a Starbucks Coffee, and pillows everywhere. If they don't care if you read without buying---why do you? How is this rude?
 
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Tue Dec 17, 2002 6:52 am

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.

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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:46 am

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.
 
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:45 am

It was in POPULAR MECHANICS (sorry for the confusion).
(if it isn;t there, then by all means, check out Pop. science.)

BUt I am pretty sure its POP MECHANICS

BTW, do I would NOT buy the magazine after reading the one article. When you go to a Borders or Barnes &Noble in NY, you'll see why its not rude.
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:50 am

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.
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Wed Dec 18, 2002 2:17 am

I didn't know the 225's nose could open. I thought it was strictly rear load.


 
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Wed Dec 18, 2002 2:54 am

From what I recall Jgardiner, the first aircraft is nose-load only. The second and third An-225s were designed to be both nose- and rear-loading.
 
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Wed Dec 18, 2002 3:57 am

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!
 
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RE: An-225 Article In Popular Mechanics 1/2003

Wed Dec 18, 2002 4:36 am

C-5A

Length: 247 feet, 10 inches (75.3 meters)
Wingspan: 222 feet, 9 inches (67.9 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 769,000 pounds (346,500 kilograms)

An-225

Length: 275 feet, 7 inches, (84.0 meters)
Wingspan : 290 feet (88.4 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,320,750 pounds (600,000 kilograms)

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