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with the An-225 acts it around an increased advancement of the four-jet An-124 Ruslan, over in particular the Soviet space shuttle Buran on the back transport themselves toocan. But trunk and wings of the An-124 were extended by approximately in each case 15 meters. The wing centre and the trunknear parts of the bearing areas were again designed and attached on each side an additional engine. For the transport of external load on the trunk the conventional vertical stabilizer could not to be maintained, since it lay now in a range of swirled air. Therefore two appropriate fins were installed outside to the increased horizontal tail unit. Without a Heckrampe as with the An-124 one did. In the upper cab (smaller than with the An-124) behind the cockpit have70 persons place. The tow bar for ground operating is the world-heaviest with 1,2 tons weight and is always carried. Contrary to the An-124 the main landing gear has reciprocally instead of five in each case sieves dual wheel-corrodes, the front chassis has Vierlingsbereifung.
Originally under the project designation 402 three machines had been ordered.Developed and built of the Ukrainian Antonov Design office 1987 by the Taschkenter aircraft plant six bearing area parts were manufactured and flown individually with a An-22 Antey in the Huckepackverfahren to Kiew. First that now An-225 the machines mentioned was finished 1988, while the second copy was begun.
That roll outthe An-225 took place to 30. November 1988, the maiden flight found to 21. December 1988 instead of. In March 1989 it set up 106 weight, stretching and world records in altitude in the context of flight testing, among them with 506,8 tons for the highest flying weight. In May 1989 those took placeFlight testing with the space shuttle Buran. In June 1989 the machine with the Buran on that Paris Aérosalon for the first time in the west was shown. (Registration: SSSR-480182, starting from June 1989 SSSR-82060, starting from 1992 UR-82060), the building of a second machine was only sluggishly continuedand until today does not complete. The incomplete second machine is completely in the Kiewer work stored.
The An-225 was regular until 1994 on the Muscovite aero salon and also on the aero salon in Singapore to guest. The Buran program became as soon as the adjustment has been completed the An-225 Mrija in April1994 first mothballed. When in the Ukraine and the other states of the former Soviet Union many enterprises were denationalized, one re-activated the An-225 again. To 7. May 2001 took place ‚the second first flight `in Kiew. To 18. June 2001 came it then again to the Paris Aérosalon.Since December 2001, after distribution of all necessary permissions and insurance for the international air freight service, the airplane is operated world-wide as means of transport for special tasks of the Ukrainian Antonov airlines in charter traffic. The company considers now also the completion of the second machine, if this financially being worthappears.
size comparison with other giant airplanes
|span tail unit||32.65 m|
|height||of 18.1 m|
|wing area||905 m ²|
|dimensions cargo||length: 43,3; Width: 6.4 m;Height: 4.4 m|
|maximum additional load (internal or external)||250 t|
|maximum takeoff weight||600 t|
|maximum speed||of 850 km/h|
|range with max. Fuel load||15,400 km|
|range with 200 t additional load||4,500 km|
|range with max. Additional load||2,500 km|
|crew||7 men of it 6 cockpit|
|engine (e)||six Lotarew D-18T|
|thrust||ever 229.5 kN|
Web on the left of
|Commons: Antonov An-225 - Pictures, videos and/or audio files|
- picture of the An-225 with Buran
- picture series to the An-225
- the Mrija, photographed of nod Challoner
|Civilian & military series||a2 - A-7/RF-8 - A-11 - A-13 - A-15 - A-40 - An-2 - An-3 - An-4 - An-6 - An-8 - An-10 - An-12 - An-14 - An-20 - An-22 - An-24 - An-26 - An-28 - An-30 - An-32 - An-38 - An-50 - An-70 - An-71 - An-72 - An-74 - An-88 - An-124 - An-140 - An-148 - An-174 - An-180 - An-218 - An-225|
|comparable types of aircraft||airbus A300-600ST “Beluga” - Antonov An-124|