On December 21, 1981 the world's
longest airplane made it's maiden flight.
The An-225, which is built by the Russian company
Antonov, was manufactured to carry the Buran
orbiter, Russia's version of the Space Shuttle.
The An-225 holds over 200 records, including the
world's longest airplane at 84 meters or 276 feet.
Payload: 250,000 kilograms or 551,000
Wingspan: 88.40 meters or 291 feet 2
Height: 18.1 meters or 59.3 feet
Weight: 175,000 kilograms org 385,800
Maximum speed: 850 km/h or 530 mph
Range: 14,000 kilometers or 8,700 miles
There was only one An-225 ever built, a
second was started, but not completed.
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