Antonov An-225 “Mriya” is the biggest airplane in the world. When he built, it surpassed all commercial aircraft by 50% front. It was for the transport of the Russian Federation of Space Shuttle “Buran” by the Antonov Design Bureau (headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine), the cargo had already built good and large as the Antonov An-124 “Ruslan “was designed. The basic configuration of the Antonov An-225, the same as the An-124, with the exception of the most An-225 has no rear ramp door assembly / and Landing System 32 gear-wheel (two nose and fourteen bogies of the train primary, seven on each side with two wheels).
Antonov An-225 “Mriya” (“Mriya” is the Ukrainian word for “dream) is also able to transport other oversized objects / cargo. This is not a military plane, but it could be found many military applications because the capacity of goods that no other aircraft is capable.
The aircraft made its maiden flight in the spring of 1988 and 1989th service is the first flight of 75 minutes. After the cancellation of the Buran, which was built Antonov An-225 recorded in the spring of 1994, and its engines were used for a 124S. In 2001, the aircraft was made airworthy again and took another first flight on May 7 There were rumors that the European Space Agency wants the unmanned British Hotol (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) from the An-225, though these rumors appear unfounded. Although some opportunities for the provision have already been found. Many customers are in the United States. According to Bruce Bird, Director of the Division for Air Foyle Charter, parts of rocket launchers like the Delta and Atlas could be transported in at-225. Lockheed proposed Venture Star could be transported on the back. In addition, the Mrija could start as a platform for the X-34B to serve. In addition, much of the aircraft could be transported. The complete assembly of the fuselage of a Boeing 737 to climb into the hold.
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