Sunday, September 03, 2006

An-124 CONDOR (ANTONOV)


An-124 CONDOR (ANTONOV)
Originally uploaded by Gayal's Photos.
I Love this Biggest Flying Babe

An-124 was created in the tradition of An-22 to be the largest transport aircraft in the world. It is larger than the C-5B Galaxy, but smaller than the An-225 Mriya (NATO named Cossack) which carries the Russian space shuttle. The first prototype (SSSR 82002, Number 318) flew on December 26, 1982. The wings are high-mounted, swept-back, and tapered with curved tips and negative slant. Four turbofans are mounted on pylons under the wings. The fuselage is a thick oval in cross-section with a rounded nose and tapering to the rear. The tail fin is swept-back and tapered with rounded tips. Flats are swept-back, tapered, and mid-mounted on the body.

Country of Origin : Russia
Role : Strategic transport
Similar Aircraft : C-5B Galaxy, C-17A Globemaster III
Wing Span : 240 ft, 5 in (73.3 m)
Length : 226 ft, 3 in (69 m)
Height : N/A
Weight : 405000 kg
Engine : 4 - Lotarev D-18T, 229.9 kN thrust each
Cruising speed : 865 km/h
Range : 16,500 km maximum range
4,500 km with maximum payload
Service Ceiling : 12000 m
Armament : none
Payload : 88 passengers or cargo in a 36.5 m x 6.4 m x 4.4 m (1027.8 cu. m) cargo bay
Crew : Six--seven with loadmaster

1 comment:

Nirmal said...

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