An-124 Ruslan

 
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General Info

  • Name: An-124 Ruslan
  • Code Name: Condor
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Manufacturer: Antonov Design Bureau
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  • Type: Airplane
  • Category: Civil Aircraft
  • Sub Type: Other
  • Manufacturing date: Jan 1982
  • Maiden flight: Jan 1982

Technical characteristics

  • Empty weight: 175000 kg
  • Service ceiling: 12000 m
  • Length: 68.96 m
  • Height: 20.78 m
  • Wing area: 628 m2
  • Range: 5400 km
  • Max speed: 865 km/h
  • Max takeoff weight: 405000 kg
  • Wingspan: 73.3 m

Description

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan is a strategic airlift jet aircraft. It was designed by the Soviet Union's Antonov design bureau. It is the world's largest ever serially-manufactured cargo airplane and world's second largest operating cargo aircraft. During development it was known as Izdeliye 400 in house, and An-40 in the West. First flown in 1982, civil certification was issued on 30 December 1992. Over forty are in service (26 civilian models with airlines and 10 firm orders as of August 2006) and 20 were in commercial use in 1998 in Ukraine, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Libya.

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