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Antonov An-225 Carrying Soviet Shuttle
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Antonov An-225 Carrying Soviet Shuttle
The An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift transport aircraft, built by the Antonov Design Bureau. It was built and designed to transport the Russian Buran orbiter.


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Posted by nova on March 27, 2011
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Posted by pdpete on March 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Quite the impressive cargo plane.It has 32 wheels in the landing gear and a wingspan of 291ft.and was designed to carry up to 550,00o pounds internally or 440.000 pounds on the upper fuselage.
Posted by Tibor on March 27, 2011 at 10:59 pm
Thanks for the additional information Pete. That is one impressive aircraft!
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