|Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 10):|
My question is how do you push with the dual nose gear?
|Quoting Danimarroquin (Reply 13):|
Any news about the second AN225 ?
|Quoting Comet4b (Reply 17):|
The 225 was built to carry the Russian shuttle which is approximately the same size as the US shuttle.Why does the 225 need 6 engines whereas the US one is carried on a 747 with only 4 engines.
|Quoting TripleDelta (Reply 16):|
So far, it appears to be half-complete,
|Quoting PanHAM (Reply 20):|
It will cost more these days to complete an An225 than it did when they made the first one. Same problem with the new A124. The ones that exited are cash cows, they cost little to nothing because they were available from the Military and can be hired out on charters for real money with crews that make a fraction of what their western counterparts make.
|Quoting Alessandro (Reply 22):|
Comet6, the engines aren´t as good as the Boeing is fitted with. The Buran was smaller than the US space shuttle.
|Quoting Idlewild (Reply 30):
Quoting Rdwelch (Reply 27):
What a beast! If Shaq were an airplane, he'd be a AN-225!
Who would be the 380?
|Quoting Legoguy (Reply 32):|
What are the main differences between the An225 and its little sister the An124, apart from the obvious extra 2 engines and the twin tail?
|Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 34):|
|Quoting Legoguy (Reply 36):|
Is there any physical difference betwee the An225 and An124? Length wise and width wise. I would imagine the width is slighty different but what about the length? Also, is the cross section of the cargo bay the same for both aircraft?
|Quoting Legoguy (Reply 36):
Is there any physical difference betwee the An225 and An124?
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 19):|
Previous posters (in other threads) have claimed that all the major parts exist and it's mostly a matter of assembly to get the second aircraft flying. That may be making the job sound easier than it really is.
OTOH, it may be that the single aircraft isn't profitable enough to make the second one worth completing. That would be a pity, since it's such an impressive plane.