Antonov An-225 Rules the Skies, Largest Plane in the World (Raw footage)

The Antonov An-225 is the largest plane to take to the skies. Originally designed to airlift the Energia rocket's boosters and the Buran space shuttle for the Soviet space program it is now in commercial operation with Antonov Airlines carrying oversized cargo.

General characteristics
Crew: 6
Length: 84 m (275 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 88.4 m (290 ft 0 in)
Height: 18.1 m (59 ft 5 in)
Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)
Fuel capacity: 300000 kg
Cargo hold – volume 1,300m3, length 43.35m, width 6.4m, height 4.4m
Powerplant: 6 × ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) thrust each
Maximum speed: 850 km/h (528 mph; 459 kn)
Cruising speed: 800 km/h (497 mph; 432 kn)
Range: 15,400 km (9,569 mi; 8,315 nmi) with maximum fuel; range with maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi)

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  • Comment by FRANK REYES on 2013-01-14 18:12:41

    This planes is amzing we utlize the
    Antonov to ship 100,000 kgs. from
    Houston iah to Santa Cruz , Bolivia
    great plane.