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Antonov An-225 Ã¯Â¿Â½MriyaÃ¯Â¿Â½ is the worldÃ¯Â¿Â½s largest aircraft. When it was built, it surpassed any airliner built before by 50%. It was designed for the transportation of the Russian Space Shuttle Ã¯Â¿Â½BuranÃ¯Â¿Â½ by the Antonov Design Bureau (HQ in Kiev, Ukraine), which already had built good and large cargo aircraft such as the Antonov An-124 Ã¯Â¿Â½RuslanÃ¯Â¿Â½. The basic configuration of the An-225 is the same as the An-124, except the An-225 is longer, has no rear ramp/door assembly, and incorporates a 32-wheel landing gear system (two nose and fourteen main wheel bogies, seven per side, each with two wheels).
An-225 Ã¯Â¿Â½MriyaÃ¯Â¿Â½ (Ã¯Â¿Â½MriyaÃ¯Â¿Â½ is Ukrainian word for Ã¯Â¿Â½dream) is also capable to transport other oversized objects/cargo. It is not a military aircraft, but it could find many military uses, because of the ability to transport cargo that no other aircraft is capable to.
The plane had the first flight in early 1988 and entered service in 1989. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s first flight took 75 minutes. After the cancellation of the Buran space program, the only An-225 built was stored in spring 1994, and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s engines were used for An-124s. In 2001 the aircraft was made airworthy again, and made itÃ¯Â¿Â½s new first flight on May 7. There were rumors that the European Space Agency had plans to launch the unmanned British HoTOL (Horizontal Take-Off and Landing) from the An-225, though these rumors appear to be unfounded. Although, some possibilities for deployment have already been found. Plenty of customers are to be found in the USA. According to Bruce Bird, Director of the Charter Division of Air Foyle, parts of rocket launchers like the Delta and Atlas could be transported in the An-225. LockheedÃ¯Â¿Â½s planned Venture Star could be transported on its back. Additionally the Mrija could serve as a launch platform for the X-34B. Furthermore big sections of aircraft could be transported in it. The complete assembled fuselage of a Boeing 737 can be fitted in the hold.
A second An-225 was partly built, but became stored before it was finished. Early 2002 Antonov was working again on this second aircraft to bring it to flying status. It is possible that more aircraft of the type will be built, depending on market demand. Copyright Airliners.net, some information Copyright Aerospace Publications
Our Antonov AN-225 Mriya Antonov Design Bureau Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The AN225 model craft is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted models match the precise blueprint details of the original craft. The Antonov AN-225 Mriya Antonov Design Bureau Model model crafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Antonov AN-225 Mriya Antonov Design Bureau Model . This top-quality AN225 replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This AN225 model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every Space or Science Fiction enthusiast and avid Spaceship or Scifi collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Antonov AN-225 Mriya Antonov Design Bureau Model.
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