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A visitor from - posted Fri May 4, 2012:

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 29, 2011:
Giant floater, a bit scary ;) Thanks

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue October 27, 2009:
Size matters! I wouldn't want to be the car driver on the road below when this big fella is in sight.

A visitor from Colombia posted Fri September 14, 2007:
Love this ukrainian beast!!!! Amazing shot

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 26, 2007:
Antonov has those short landing gears because their engines are raised much higher than those from Airbus or Boeing, thus they can have the plane's belly hug the runway as close as possible without worrying about engine strike, and probably saving them a few hundred pouds of steel in landing gear construction.

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 16, 2007:
Sheesh! Talk about traffic hazards! For airplane freaks like me, I'd be instantly looking up at the aircraft and blubbering uncontrollably...like the guy in front of me doing the same, multiplied many times over around us! Potential chain reaction bang-bangs aplenty. But it is a great shot. Would definately get my attention. I, also, like Russian planes. We don't have the only "smart people" on the planet. The Russians may have "different" ways of doing the same thing, but they get the job done, even if it is unusual. Like those Antonovs! Distinctive landing gear philosophy always give them away.

A visitor from Canada posted Sat July 14, 2007:
Amazing Picture! I've never seen anything like this before.

A visitor from Mexico posted Sat June 30, 2007:
Great pic ! congrats =)

A visitor from Germany posted Sun May 20, 2007:
I really like russian planes and this is one of the best shot's of the Ruslan. 5 Stars!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue October 10, 2006:
Simply a great shot !

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sat September 9, 2006:
Amazing photography and lucky to be able to locate yourself to achieve such shots.dont see this size aircraft here in new zealand often,and not in our region. thanks

A visitor from Italy posted Mon September 4, 2006:
One of the best photos in the site!

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 30, 2006:
The flying bath tub

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 11, 2006:
Whoa, check out Big Russian. Just feet above the road and cars below. Impeccable action shot.

A visitor from Australia posted Thu January 26, 2006:
It looks huge! Good shot!

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