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World's Largest Aircraft - Antonov An-225

  • The aircraft was designed by in the 1980's by Soviet Union.
  • It has the largest wingspan that's only 10 feet shorter than the Football field.
  • There is only 1 operational An-225 in the world. A second was in the process of making, but later got cancelled.
  • Antonov An-225 landing gear system has 32 wheels.
  • The aircraft, in 2009, carried the heaviest cargo items weighing 4,17,000 pounds through the air
  • The aircraft has a fuel capacity of 6,60,000 pounds which is 14 times more than the normal aircraft.
  • The Ukrainian plane manufacturer Antonov developed the AN-225 during the Cold War in the 1980’s.
  • An-225 has set over 200 records, including airlifting the world’s heaviest cargo, and the world’s longest cargo.
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