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The Antonov An-225 Mriya Aircraft Click to advance.
The Antonov An‐225 Mriya Aircraft
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Operators
Ukraine
Antonov Airlines
Russian Air Force
Specifications (An-225)
Orthographically projected diagram of the An-225 Mriya.
Data from Vectorsite[1], Antonov's Heavy Transports[11]
General characteristics
* Crew: 6
* Payload: 250,000 kg (550,000 lb)
* Door dimensions: 440 x 640 cm (14.4 x 21.0 ft)
* Length: 84 m (275.6 ft)
* Wingspan: 88.40 m (290 ft 2 in)
* Height: 18.1 m (59.3 ft)
* Wing area: 905.0 m² (9,743.7 ft²)
* Cargo Volume: 1300 m³ (45913.8 ft³)
* Empty weight: 175,000 kg (385,800 lb)
* Max takeoff weight: 600,000 kg (1,323,000 lb)
* Powerplant: 6× ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600
lbf) each
* Takeoff run: 3,500 m (11,500 ft) with maximum payload
Performance
* Maximum speed: 850 km/h (460 knots, 530 mph)
* Cruise speed: 800 km/h (430 knots, 500 mph)
* Range:
o With maximum fuel: 15,400 km (9,570 mi)
o With maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi)
* Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,100 ft)
* Wing loading: 662.9 kg/m² (135.5 lb/ft²)
* Thrust/weight: 0.234
Huge but graceful.
Designed as a cargo carrier.
Three of it’s six powerful engines.
See more of this large bird.
Impressive!
Airborne with landing gears extended
A great Christmas present: "Mriya" visits Amsterdam. Our airport has a lot of bridges that could not handle the weight of the 225 so the aircraft had to stay on the west side of the airport. It seen here parked on a taxiway and the crew are preparing the aircraft for the loading procedure.
The massive AN‐225 Mriya (NATO name Cossak) never fails to impress, this head on close up does not include all six engines but illustrates the immense size of the aircraft and how similar it is to its sister aircraft the AN124. It also shows the mounts used for the carrying the Buran shuttle. The aircraft was departing back to Kiev on a ferry flight from EMA.
On The Edge Of Darkness
Departing Prestwick from a wet Runway 13 at 7pm, this aircraft always brings
out the Photographers no matter the weather as you can see here.
Definitely unusual to see this huge beast come and go from Memphis International.
Coming into land on RW 3‐1.
Loading process with cable‐rolls with lowered front gear. A/c took off with 3hrs delay.
The enormous flight deck of the worlds biggest aircraft.
Impressive dimensions
Impressive gear!
Nose wheels
Left flight instruments panel
Huge Bird with wings out streatched
The Ukrainian monster taking off from rwy 22 on a relief flight to Islamabad
via Cologne and Baku.
Impressive cockpit
Spot the biggest bird in the world in front of CGN´s tower, nice to see.
Stopping at Keflavik for fuel and crew rest while carrying relief equipment to the USA
after hurricane Katrina
Most noticeable aspect of the Mriya cockpit are the six engine throttle levers.
Under construction at Aviant-Kiev Aviation Plant. Its my dream to see this
Mriya in the air.
Hundreds of people are watching you... say 'cheese'...
Flight Operators Cabin
Picture details of the rear pax cabin and kitchen
Storage for crew shopping and a change room. Note the Ukrainian flag on the
uniform sleeve.
Upper level, crew rest area
One of the crew rest areas on the An-225 Mriya.
One of the An-225 Mriya flight engineers was present and hard at work in the
cockpit .
The world's largest air cargo cabin (43m long).
Closeup of the six thrust levers
You can't believe how much wiring/electronics are needed to power this huge airliner
Six thrust levers ! The nose is raised.
One of the six ZMKB Progress Lotarev D-18T turbofan with 51.590 pounds of thrust
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First flight of the An-225 was December 21, 1988. Here on static display at Paris
Air Show 1989, it was also the first appearance in the west for the "Mriya". On the
roof
rack the soviet space ship "Buran".
Aircraft length 275.7 feet, wingspan 290 feet (almost as long as a football field!).
A/C makes a"dirty" at the Abbotsford Air Show.
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