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Old 02-19-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Worlds largest plane?

Gelio - An-225 Mriya is the world's largest aircraft (English version)



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Old 02-19-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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How do the pilots see out the tiny windows?

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That is the second largest air plane.
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That is the second largest air plane.
By larger what are we using as reference. - wing span,fuselage lenght,payload capacity,max takeoff weight etc.

So what's larger ? The military C-5? This plane is larger than the largest 747.
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In the alltime ranking list of airplanes the Antonov with its six engines, a span of 88 meters and a lenght of 84 meters nevertheless only takes second place.
Unbeaten on first place until today ist the legendary "Spruce Goose", a gigantic waterplane built by Howard Hughes with eight propeller engines for US-missions in the Second World War. The "H-4" was longer than 70 meters and had a wing span along which one could have organised Olympic sprint competitions: unbelievable 97,5 meters.


The giant bird however only went airborne for a testing period of about one minute and a distance of two kilometers.
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The Spruce Goose

Largest airplanes: Antonov-225 (An-225 Cossack) and Howard Hughes Spruce Goose – bigger than the airbus A380
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Plus 1 on Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, but the Antonov is the largest aircraft put into service. Worked on C-5A, B while stationed at Anderson and Travis AFB. Gotta love ole FRED...
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In the alltime ranking list of airplanes the Antonov with its six engines, a span of 88 meters and a lenght of 84 meters nevertheless only takes second place.
Unbeaten on first place until today ist the legendary "Spruce Goose", a gigantic waterplane built by Howard Hughes with eight propeller engines for US-missions in the Second World War. The "H-4" was longer than 70 meters and had a wing span along which one could have organised Olympic sprint competitions: unbelievable 97,5 meters.


The giant bird however only went airborne for a testing period of about one minute and a distance of two kilometers.
Frank - you're right. I forgot about Hughes "Spruce Goose". I saw it when it was on display at Long Beach along with the Queen Mary.

I think the SG is now on display somewhere in Oregon. Quite an engineering feat considering it's made mostly of spruce along with its size.

Just goes to show what a rich (albeit somewhat crazy) man with a dream can do.
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How do the pilots see out the tiny windows?

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How do the pilots see out the tiny windows?

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Do a Goggle search of the SG - there's some YouTube video of HH in the cockpit before it's first flight. The windows are much larger than they appear in that photo.
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