An-225 Mriya

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General Info

  • Name: An-225 Mriya
  • Code Name: Cossak
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Manufacturer: Antonov Design Bureau
  • Designed by:
  • Type: Airplane
  • Category: Civil Aircraft
  • Sub Type: Other
  • Manufacturing date: Dec 1988
  • Maiden flight: Dec 1988

Technical characteristics

  • Empty weight: 285000 kg
  • Service ceiling: 11000 m
  • Length: 84 m
  • Height: 18.1 m
  • Cruise speed: 800 km/h
  • Wing area: 905 m2
  • Range: 4000 km
  • Max speed: 850 km/h
  • Max takeoff weight: 640000 kg
  • Wingspan: 88.4 m


The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft, designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is the world's heaviest fixed-wing aircraft. The design, built to transport the Buran orbiter, was an enlargement of the successful An-124 Ruslan. The An-225's name, Mriya (Мрiя) means "Dream" (Inspiration) in Ukrainian. One An-225 was completed in 1988 and a second An-225 has been partially completed. The one An-225 is in commercial operation carrying oversized payloads. Source






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