Extreme Cargo Group
Extreme Cargo Group
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AN-225 "MRIYA"

This unique super heavy lifter was originally designed and constructed in the late 80-s for the Soviet space program to carry on the outside of the fuselage the orbiter "Buran", but after the Soviet Union disintegration this technological wonder remains the heaviest plane in the world with maximum take-off weight of 640 tons. It can deliver 250 tons of useful cargo weight. The plane was recently improved: new safety, navigation and communication systems were installed. The fuselage was reinforced to support heavier pay loads. A new cockpit and passenger cabin were installed. The aircraft has a spacious cargo cabin that allows to transport a variety of cargoes weighing up to 250 tons. For instance, it is possible to arrange in the cargo compartment either sixteen standard aeronautical containers of UAC type each holding 10 tons, or 80 cars, or any single piece of cargo weighing up to 250 tons. The cargo cabin is 43m long, 6.4m wide and 4.4m high. Pressurized, it allows to carry any sort of freight inside. The airborne cargo handling equipment and the front cargo door with a ramp design ensure the quick and easy loading/unloading operations.

General characteristics:

Crew: 6
Payload: 250.000 kg ( 550,000 lb )
Door dimensions: 440x640 cm ( 14.4x21.0 ft)
Length: 84m ( 275.6 ft)
Wingspan: 88.40m ( 290 ft 2 in)
Height: 18.1m ( 59.3 ft)
Wing area: 905.0m2 ( 9,743.7 ft2 )
Empty weight: 175.000 kg ( 385.800 lb )
Maximum payload: 180,000-250,000 kg ( 396,832-551,156 lb ) depending on distance and various cargoes
Max takeoff weight: 600.000 kg ( 1.322.773 lb )
Powerplant: 6x ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229 kN ( 51.600 lbf) each
Takeoff run: 3.500m (11.500 ft) with maximum payload


Maximum speed: 850 km/h ( 460 knots, 530 mph )
Cruise speed: 750 km/h (400 knots, 465 mph)
Range with maximum fuel: 14.000km ( 8700 mi)
Range with maximum payload: 4.000km ( 2500 mi )
Service ceiling: 10.000m ( 33.000 ft)
Wing loading: 662.9 kg/m2 ( 135.5 lb/ft2 )
Thrust/weight: 0.234

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