|Quoting Pavlin (Reply 3):|
The loaded Antonov sure burns a lot of fuel 300000kg for only 45000km. Maybe a new engines would extend this range for at least 2000km?
Hell, no ! There's not anywhere near 300,000 kg of fuel in it when it's fully loaded (with 250 tons of payload) ! In that case, the TOW would approach 800 tons !
There's only 300,000 kg of fuel in it when it has no payload, and in this case, the range is 15400 km, as RichardPrice noted.
Exceptions confirm the rule.