“Victim” of war Ukraine The world’s largest plane also appears to have crashed.
It was Antonov AN-225, which, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kulepa, was probably destroyed. Russians.
“They may have destroyed Maria (the plane’s name means dream in Ukrainian) but they can never destroy our dreams of a strong, independent and democratic European state,” he said in a Twitter post.
This is the world’s largest aircraft, the AN-225 ‘Mriya’ (‘Dream’ in Ukrainian). Russia may have destroyed our ‘Maria’. But they can never destroy our dream of a strong, independent and democratic European state. We will win! pic.twitter.com/TdnBFlj3N8
– DimitroKuleba (DmytroKuleba) February 27, 2022
Antonov An-225 Mriya (Ukrainian: Антонов Ан-225 Мриія, NATO Note Name: ‘Cossack’) was a transport aircraft built by Antonov in 1988 in the Soviet Union.
This is the largest aircraft in the world. Buran is designed to carry the spacecraft, which is a magnification of the An-124 Ruslan. (Mriya (Мрiя) means “dream” in Ukrainian).
The Antonov On-225 was used for commercial transport of heavy loads due to the large interior of its trunk.
The An-225 is designed to carry the Energia rocket out of the fuel tank and the Puran spacecraft, a key component of the Soviet spacecraft development program. He replaced Myasishchev VM-T in this role. It built its first aircraft on 21 December 1988. It was unveiled at the Paris Air Show in 1989 and participated in the Farnborough Air Show the following year.
Two planes were planned to be built, but only one (CCCP-82060 then UR-82060) was completed before the fall of the Soviet Union.
It is based on An-124, which is basically an expanded version. It had large wings and six Ivchenko Progress D-18T engines. Its landing system with 32 wheels is impressive. The muzzle wheels can be lowered for easy loading / unloading from the front.
The An-225 can carry very heavy and bulky loads of 250,000 kg internally or externally with loads of 200,000 kg on its back. It can carry up to 70 m long internal loads.
With information: Wikipedia