Sissy stuff, a B-47 had 6 engines, B-52 has 8 & a B-36 had 10 and almost as big.
on 2004-Sep-07 12:36:08 Anonymous coward said
my nose looks like poop
on 2004-Sep-09 22:49:32 Anonymous coward said
Saw this in Abbotsford a few years back - horizontal tail is about the same size as a DC-9 wing - makes a C5 look small...
on 2004-Sep-18 16:13:12 Anonymous coward said
sure its big, but can it do a roll?
on 2004-Sep-23 21:05:23 Anonymous coward said
Didn't the russians have a knockoff shuttle program?
on 2004-Oct-28 04:50:45 Anonymous coward said
That was in Japan a few months ago on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa.
Pretty big next to them C-5's and all the others.
on 2004-Nov-01 13:21:20 Anonymous coward said
Our shuttle "Buran" was planned to start from the top of this plane, but then we thought, that the shuttle is wery cost-ineffective program, than our missile program.
on 2005-Jan-06 22:21:39 Anonymous coward said
In the aircraft world this is the equivalent of a pecker measuring contest...
Mine is bigger than yours!
on 2005-Jan-15 00:53:04 Anonymous coward said
Ive seen the 4 engined version next to a galaxy it was much bigger and the pilot threw it around like a crop duster no wonder the russians have the best airshow crashes
on 2005-Jan-26 05:22:56 Anonymous coward said
They had some extra engines at the end of the finacal year so...
on 2005-Mar-22 13:48:51 Anonymous coward said
AN225, worlds largest payload! Run by the privatly owned russian transport company Antonov!
I watched a Discovery Channel doc about it :)
on 2005-May-28 10:59:29 Anonymous coward said
Obviously, many cant handle about russian have something bigger than America.
on 2005-May-30 13:26:37 Anonymous coward said
on 2005-Jul-03 18:01:24 Anonymous coward said
Its little brother flys into the Medford airport to do contract flying for Erickson Aircrane. Impressive aircraft.
on 2005-Sep-18 13:00:01 Anonymous coward said
the bigest airplane in the world
are AN-124,RUSLAN` and AN-225,MRIA
but not the american shet......
on 2005-Sep-27 14:43:30 Anonymous coward said
Been inside...it's even bigger than you can imagine
on 2005-Sep-29 10:15:45 Anonymous coward said
Here's a tought: If the C-130 can deploy something as big as a "Daisy-Cutter" bomb... imagine what THIS baby could drop!
on 2005-Oct-07 03:18:55 Anonymous coward said
"The Soviet Union in no vay condones dee use of zee steroids"
on 2005-Nov-02 15:37:21 Anonymous coward said
That's just one big friggin' plane.
on 2005-Dec-15 13:03:26 Anonymous coward said
It's so big that... It has trim tabs on the trim tabs!
on 2006-Feb-07 14:58:48 Anonymous coward said
who care of ussr russia big asssss plane,,russia is always copy from america space shuttle on a 747 plane,,B-52, C-5, gumpgoose planes are pride of america,,back off russia,,
on 2006-Mar-22 16:35:02 Anonymous coward said
just admit it, Russia rules!
on 2006-Apr-06 11:25:06 Anonymous coward said
Russian technology are just the photocopies of American Originals.
on 2006-Apr-13 00:50:36 Anonymous coward said
Be back soon!
on 2006-Apr-26 16:18:34 Anonymous coward said
I think I can pull this one with both my teeth!
on 2006-Apr-26 16:20:33 Anonymous coward said
I just traded my KIA!
on 2006-May-01 06:41:11 Anonymous coward said
What is it about Americans and there obsession with size ? I mean if another country happens to have a bigger plane (Some) you Yanks get upset
on 2006-Jun-01 19:05:45 Anonymous coward said
At 35,000 feet, sure it can do a roll!
on 2006-Aug-01 10:05:27 Anonymous coward said
H H built this thing called the Sprucegoose it flew, however never had a cargo payload but is figured to have a larger wing span, shorter in length falls short on payload of 50,000 tons to
551 150 pound = 275.575 ton
on 2006-Oct-22 03:16:53 Anonymous coward said
what's up ? poor Yank can't accept the fact that this babe's bigger than yours ? well too bad... SWALLOW IT THEN...
on 2006-Oct-28 19:23:00 Anonymous coward said
hell flyer-person man
AWSOME plane. i have one. its fast to.
on 2006-Nov-12 14:52:45 Anonymous coward said
HAH! THE RUSSIANS HAVE A BIGGER PLANE THAN YOU YANKS!!! AND BIGGER HELICOPTERS...
on 2006-Nov-16 12:48:55 Anonymous coward said
I dont think USSR makes comdoms for it . %@@# big
on 2007-May-01 22:26:12 Anonymous coward said
I'm an American, and I think that the AN-225 is a beautiful aircraft.
(I have been on board the AN-225 while it was on the ground for a static display.)
The Mriya is amazingly graceful at low speeds in the landing pattern. It has the agility of a much smaller aircraft.
on 2007-May-01 22:32:55 Anonymous coward said
But the AN-225 and AN-124 do have weaknesses. Bad engines, for one.
The Lotarev turbofans are fragile. After the plane lines up for takeoff, the engines have to come to 75% power and stay there for 3 to 5 minutes, to equalize core temperatures. If not, boom! Engine failure at takeoff.
on 2007-May-01 22:42:16 Anonymous coward said
Other Antonov problems: short engine life. (1250 hours in early versions!) Very fuel hungry. Very enviromentally dirty. Cargo section not pressurized (compare to C-5 Galaxy, which is).
Good design. Not brilliant.
on 2007-May-01 23:41:20 Anonymous coward said
A few more notes. It is suggested above that the AN-225 and the AN-124 are "Russian" aircraft.
Russian companies own them today. But they are, strictly speaking, Soviet (not Russian) designs. And the factory which built the airframes is in Ukraine.
Ukrainians are absolutely not Russians!
on 2007-May-02 00:05:17 Anonymous coward said
About the Buran comment:
Buran did not "start from the top of" the -225. Buran flew to orbit on the Energiya booster. (Awesome booster!)
Buran could not go to Baikonur by truck: bad roads. It would not fit on the rail system. Moving it by air with the -225 was mandatory.
on 2007-May-02 00:15:34 Anonymous coward said
And the real reason Buran retired: the first orbital re-entry badly damaged the thermal protection on the underside.
That system needed re-engineering before flying again. But the USSR collapsed, and the program ran out of money before the changes could be made.
on 2007-May-25 15:08:15 Anonymous coward said
Hey up there Bob, you talk pretty bad behind a computer. You just can't come over and play over here anymore. I'm going to tell State Dept. what you said!!!
on 2007-Jul-12 15:24:37 Anonymous coward said
Only Yanks and Russians brag about large airplanes- because NO OTHER countries CAN! Although France is catching up quickly...wait until WE start bragging!
on 2007-Jul-13 02:51:50 Anonymous coward said
Well I don't remenber that France is actually developping Such Cargo plane. Maybe you are refering to the A380 or eventually the A400, but don't be sad here because those plane are European before being french.
on 2007-Aug-08 12:23:46 Anonymous coward said
hahaha... again this war... russian against america!!! more terrotist attacks to america and they will be quiet :DDDD
on 2007-Oct-30 09:23:03 Anonymous coward said
This thing doesn't really fly, right? It just trundles from place to place on the ground?
on 2007-Nov-25 11:45:15 Anonymous coward said
factcheck ukrainians are just the same as russians because they have the same language same with bulgaria belarus greece cyprus and all the countrys around russia this excludes latvia lithuania and estonia
on 2007-Nov-25 11:51:22 Anonymous coward said
and whoever put the 2nd to last from my first comment the one which is the one above this one is not right it does fly but a 747 can fly further
on 2007-Dec-12 22:54:54 Anonymous coward said
When you want it done right...
on 2008-Mar-26 15:53:44 Anonymous coward said
An-225 is designed by Ukrainians, Antonov Design Bureau in Kyiv (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_Design_Bureau). Some parts are built in Russia.
The name 'Mriya' means 'dream' in Ukrainian. This word doesn't mean anything in Russian as it's different language.
on 2009-Jul-03 00:53:35 Anonymous coward said
...yeah, but you can't tell "nutter" that cuz he's just a mindless dolt. lol
on 2009-Oct-15 07:41:32 Anonymous coward said
greedy bastard what about the other planes
on 2009-Oct-15 07:43:00 Anonymous coward said
greedy basterds wat about the other planes
on 2009-Oct-15 07:43:29 Anonymous coward said
greedy basterds wat about the other planes
on 2009-Oct-15 07:44:04 Anonymous coward said
greedy basterds wat about the other planes
on 2009-Oct-15 07:44:18 Anonymous coward said
greedy basterds what about the other planes
on 2010-May-18 16:12:32 Anonymous coward said
In Soviet Russia, plane flies YOU!
on 2010-Sep-27 14:21:07 Anonymous coward said
The russian or the east europian always do no focus on high level techology but they care about the agresive appearance
on 2011-May-31 20:08:46 yourmom said
personaly i think that the russians far out do the united states so take that.... they beat the galaxy fair and square
on 2013-Apr-29 08:53:24 DrTracy said
I read a story about an air traffic controller at a relatively small airport where this thing landed. The takeoff was a difficult one and the controller watched the plane in its takeoff roll. He kept wondering when it was going to lift off. It just kept going and going, still firmly attached to the runway. He was just about ready to hit the crash alarm, figuring it was going to over run the end. It did finallly lift off after using EVERY FOOT of the runway. That's as close as it gets!