4 A Sneak Peek into an AN-124 Ruslan, the World’s Largest Aircraft

A Sneak Peek into an AN-124 Ruslan, the World’s Largest Aircraft

Posted on July 22, 2016 by marina


Heavyweight aircraft transfers huge drilling rigs, equipment, machines on thousands of miles. When there is no opportunity or time to send cargo by water or by land, heavy transport aircraft comes to the aid.
The leader among heavyweight aircrafts is rightly considered AN-124 "Ruslan". It is the second world's largest serial cargo plane (the first is AN-225 Mriya). The largest operator of AN-124 is the Russian Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

1. Aircraft an-124 "Ruslan" had been designed primarily for air transportation of mobile launchers for intercontinental ballistic missiles. The first flight of the prototype flew on 24 December 1982 in Kyiv.

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3. This plane is really amazing. The length of the aircraft is 69 meters.


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4 Responses to “A Sneak Peek into an AN-124 Ruslan, the World’s Largest Aircraft”

  1. john dudley says:

    Very fine posting,with excellent photo’s,it is all fascinating to see and read.Keep up the good work.

  2. Alex says:

    really the biggest? not so sure, the biggest airplane in the world is Antonov-AN-225-Mriya, please check :D

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