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Antonov An-124 Military Transport Aircraft

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan, NATO reporting name "Condor", is a Heavy Transport plane that was for some time the largest production aircraft in the world. The Antonov An-124 first flew in December 1982 and acquired a Civil certification ten years later. Initial use of the An-124 was limited to the Russian Air Force but after Civil certification the aircraft have been utilised by Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce and Airbus to transport aeronautical oversize components around the World.

Antonov An-124 Military Transport Aircraft

 

The Antonov An-124 pictured above is one of the ten An-124 aircraft operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines based in Russia specialising in transporting heavy and oversize cargos.

Antonov An-124 Specifications:

  • Crew: 6
  • Capacity: 88 passengers
  • Payload: 150,000 kg (330,000 lb)
  • Length: 68.96 m (226 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 73.3 m (240 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 20.78 m (68 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 175,000 kg (385,000 lb)
  • Useful load: 230,000 kg (508,000 lb)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 405,000 kg (893,000 lb)
  • Engines: Four 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) Lotarev D-18T turbofans
  • Maximum speed: 865 km/h (467 kn 537 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 800-850 km/h (430 kn 490 mph)
  • Range: 5,400 km (2,900 nm, 3,360 mi 5,410 km)
    Service ceiling 12,000 m (35,000 ft)
 

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