Alexander
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AN 225

Tue Jul 11, 2000 9:06 pm

I need some Informations about the Antonow 225 (Freighter).
Do you have some Informations?

Please reply.

 
 
IndianGuy
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RE: AN 225

Tue Jul 11, 2000 11:07 pm

Well, it is a derivative (Stretched and re-engined) of the An-124. The tail was also significantly redesigned.

it was designed to carry the Russian equivalent of the 'Space Shuttle', the BURAN on ferry flights, and was the largest man-made flying object of its time.

Only 3 were constructed, and only one exists in flying condition.
 
Spacepope
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RE: AN 225

Thu Jul 13, 2000 4:18 pm

actually, none are in flying condition, but that is soon to change. earlier this week antonov made an announcement to restore the 225 to flying condition, as well as install better powerplants. i've seen this monster once in philly, and to protect ot from the weather, they parked the nose in a hanger. it was a monster. maybe they are gearing up for a low level production run. i'd love to see one in fedex colors.


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dnalor
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RE: AN 225

Thu Jul 13, 2000 11:03 pm

Oughta put 6 GE90's on it
 
Mriya225
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RE: AN 225

Sat Jul 15, 2000 5:19 am

I wasn't aware that the Mriya had ever touched down in the U.S., as she is considered a military bird. Although if you've ever seen the Ruslan AN125-100 (a fairly common freighter nowadays) you could easily think you'd seen it's much larger version. The Ruslan itself is a most amazing aircraft - a "must see" if you hear it may be showing up at an airshow near you!! Three AN225-200's were produced, two of them sent to the bone yard and parted out to maintain the last (whose airworthiness is questionable) when the bulk of their funding dried up. Mriya was, infact, designed to ferry the Russian space shuttle; as mentioned in an earlier response. Relating her A&P stats would make this a very long transmit. I would instead refer you to the Web, search for "Landers-Planes". There you'll find pix and stats for Mriya and lots of other delicious goodies too. Happy viewing!!
 
Mriya225
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RE: AN 225

Mon Jul 17, 2000 7:28 am

Ooooops!
Well, color me crimson with embarrassment -
I ran into some evidence that the AN-225 has, indeed, landed in the US at least once. If, you were there and saw it - "You Lucky Dog!!"
 
Spacepope
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RE: AN 225

Mon Jul 17, 2000 12:45 pm

Yeah, it was around 1990 or so. we taxied by it in philly, and the pilot made special mention about it, saying it was picking up medical supplies. all i remember is that the dc-10 next to it was absolutely tiny in comparison.
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Mriya225
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RE: AN 225

Mon Jul 17, 2000 2:41 pm

I 'll bet it absolutely dwarfed that DC10! I blocked in the Ruslan (AN124) once out at DIA and I couldn't believe what I was seeing - it was so incredible! I can only imagine how impressive the Mriya must've been. Just think of it - you've laid your eyes on the largest aircraft on the PLANET! Like I said..."Lucky Dog".

 

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