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AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:39 am

as seen in this photo:
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what are the "hump" on the upper surface of the wing roots for? are they simply as something left over from when the a/c was designed to carry the Buran shuttle?
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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:57 am

Yup, they are attachement points for the shuttle. You've got to have a structure in place for that, can't just attach it with duct tape, and if a plane is designed to carry something on top from the outset, the hardpoints & attachment features are a part of the design that cannot simply be taken out
 
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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:00 am

A little off topic, But.

If any of you use MSFS 2004 you can download the AN-225 in both it's Cargo setup and carring Buran from AVSIM.com. That way you can get a good look at how Buran was attached to the 225. (Uses 6 contact points, unlike the NASA 747-100/200s use only 3)
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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:33 am

A short research on a website I know quite well has revealed that those two big humps were not used to attach the shuttle, but instead, those much smaller humps you can see in the picture were used. Here are the results  Big grin :


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I wildly guess that the big humps either serve aerodynamic purposes, or contain equipment or structural parts that could not be placed elsewhere.
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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:33 am

Whooops, how embarassing....

In that case, no idea why they are there....

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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:46 am

My guess is that they probably improve the aerodynamics and decrease drag on the aircraft when Buran was attached to it...that is nothing more than a guess though...

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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:42 am

anyone got the number to the antonov design bureau?
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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:58 am

anyone got the number to the antonov design bureau?



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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:21 am

Don't forget that the An-225 was also intended to carry missile components (circular in nature) and act as a launch platform for a space vehicle, the MAKS (multipurpose Aerospace System). Either one may be a plausible explanation for the humps.


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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:36 am

covert, what? but i was kidding. i have the number....somewhere.

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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:08 pm

Wasn't the aircraft also intended to fly the Energia (spl?) booster also?

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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:47 pm

i never saw the AN-225 with anything but the buran on top. i did however see a pic of a TU-16 with the booster rocket pod on top of it.
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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:46 pm

L-188, yes it was, one stage at a time probably. That's what I meant by "missile components".  Smile

Don't know if it actually got to carry it.

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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:37 am

A Google search uncovered this at http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/vvs/an225-01.htm

Outsize loads that cannot fit into the capacious cabin (including Buran and Energiya components) are carried 'piggyback', the load supported on two main attachments above the center section. These supports and other smaller ones along the fuselage top are faired over when not in use. To avoid buffeting from the 'piggyback' load, the An-225 has twin vertical fins mounted on the end of a large tailplane.

 
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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:47 pm

anyone got the number to the antonov design bureau?

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RE: AN-225 Design Feature

Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:42 pm


There's the phone number for you:


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Re: AN-225 Design Feature

Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:07 pm

;_; This was back in 2003 when I was 3 :(

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