The world's largest aircraft: cargo, passenger and military
Mar 07, 2018
the biggest ships, it was the turn of aviation. The biggest airplane in the world is An-225 Mriya, it's a cargo plane, which is released in a single copy. Also considered to be large in its segment are such models of aircraft as: Boeing 747-8I( the largest serial cargo-and-passenger aircraft), Airbus A380( the largest passenger aircraft) and Convair B-36( the largest military aircraft).To find out the full information about these models - read our article.
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This model is considered to be the largest on the basis of the combination of technical parameters. The length of the An-225 is 84 meters, the height is 18.2, the wing span is 88.4 m. The weight of the empty aircraft is 250 thousand kg, the maximum take-off weight is 640 thousand kg.
This model did not go into mass production. In the construction of this air vehicle, 2 models were laid, unfortunately, only one was created, which still functions today.
An-225 "Mriya"( dream-land) was originally designed for transportation of space vehicles, so its carrying capacity should be at least 250 thousand tons. Due to this, the aircraft has special fasteners for external cargo. The basis for the new model was taken by the famous An-124 "Ruslan".Designed for unique and narrow tasks, the new model itself had to be unique, which actually happened.
It is noteworthy that in the era of aircraft development, for more than 25 years no one can beat the An-225 record.
In terms of parameters, the Boeing 747-8I is inferior to the An-225, but its distinctive feature is that this is the largest aircraft that went into mass production. At the moment, 76 of his models have been released. Also this model is the longest passenger airplane in the world.
The length of the aircraft is 76.25 m, the height is 19.35 m, the wing span is 68.45 m. The weight of the empty aircraft is 213.2 thousand kg, the maximum take-off weight is 442 thousand kg. With regard to the capacity of passengers, the number of seats in the second class is 581, in the third class - 467.
It should be noted that the twinning model of this aircraft, similar in parameters to cargo aircraft Boeing 747-8F - is more successful among buyers than cargo-and-passengermodel.
The Airbus A380 is the largest serial passenger airplane. At the moment, 143 aircraft models have been manufactured, and 318 orders have been received.
The length of the aircraft is 73 m, the height is 24.09 m, the wing span is 63.45 m. The weight of the empty aircraft is 280 thousand kg, the maximum take-off weight is 560 thousand kg. The aircraft accommodates 853 passengers in a single-class configuration and 525 passengers in a three-class configuration.
The grandiose project of modification of this model of the aircraft under the brand A380-1000 promises to accommodate 1073 passengers in economy class, and 757 passengers in three classes. The length of the aircraft should be 87 meters. The beginning of operation of this modification model is planned for 2020-2025.
This model is an intercontinental bomber, and along with this, even the largest aircraft in height and wingspan. For the entire history of aircraft production, 384 models were produced.
The length of the aircraft is 49.4 m, the height is 14.25 m, the wing span is 70.1 m. The weight of the empty aircraft is 77.58 thousand kg., The maximum take-off weight is 120.7 thousand kg.
By the end of the 50s, with the advent of the new Convair B-52, the B-36 became morally obsolete, as a result of which it was decided to remove it from production. It is noteworthy that the last published model of the aircraft in 1954 is still the record holder in its segment of military air transport.
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