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Picture of the Antonov An-225 Mriya aircraft

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More: Suriname, February 13, 2010
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UR-82060 (cn 19530503763) Early morning arrival for the largest airplane in the world to transit through Suriname. This plane was enroute from Houston, TX to Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Canon XT/350D-EF 70-300mm IS)
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A visitor from United States posted Fri August 27, 2010:
The bog bad beast in town.....

A visitor from France posted Tue March 2, 2010:
To the "technicals comments": This gadget has been able to take an angle of 45 degrees during Paris-Le Bourget Airshow in 89, with Bourane on the back...
And is conceptor said he could also handy than a fighter !

A visitor from - posted Sat February 27, 2010:
For the gent from England, for a start, the high wing gives you stability due to the pendulum effect of all the mass suspended below it. Second, a swept wing like that fitted to the An225 acts like natural DIhedral, making it more stable. Aircraft like this are designed with ANhedral so it as actually possible to make them manuever at all, check out other aircraft like the BAe146, C-17, et al. Honestly, you don't want a cargo plane walking on the edge of a razor...

A visitor from United States posted Thu February 25, 2010:
WOW!! Looks like it took up all of our cargo area

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu February 25, 2010:
I think that this aircraft would be
quite tricky to fly. Anhedral wings (slope downwards from the root) are inherently UNstable contrary to the comment below. Couple this with a slow climb rate and an enormous mass this thing must be a beast to fly!

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu February 25, 2010:
....The Antonov Is just so IMMENSE!!!!! Great photo!

A visitor from Jordan posted Thu February 25, 2010:
Always fasinating to see this plane.

Should not be to hard to fly, inherently stable design. Of course you need to leave some room while flying and on the ground :).

A visitor from - posted Thu February 25, 2010:
An ugly whale

A visitor from - posted Thu February 25, 2010:
Nice plane! Now it has reached Pakistan and landed at Lahore..

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed February 24, 2010:
Marvelous machine!

A visitor from - posted Wed February 24, 2010:
I wonder how difficult it is to fly this size of a plane =]

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