An-124 Strategical military-transport aircraft. First flight: 1982 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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A heavy transport jet featuring a lifting capacity of 150 tonnes powered by four D-18T 23,400-kgf engines. The maiden flight was made on 26 December, 1982. Since 1985, the aircraft has been under series production at the Aviastar plant (Ulyanovsk), first planes were built in Kiev, wings are manufactured at the Tashkent Aircraft Production Corporation (TAPC). 55 aircraft were built. 

The primary versions are the An-124 (the baseline heavy airlifter operated by the RussianAir Force since 1987) and the An-124-100 (a civilian transport).

 


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An-124 Ruslan © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Antonov
COUNTRY
Russia/ Ukraine
TYPE
Strategical military-transport aircraft
CREW
6-7
POWER-PLANT
4 TSE Progress (V.A. Lotarev) D-18T
Thrust, kN
4 x 229.47
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
69,10
Height, m
20,78
Wing span, m
73,30
Wing area, m2
628,50
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
405.000
Normal take-off, kg
392.000
Empty aircraft
173.000
Internal fuel, kg
213.714
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
865
Cruising speed, km/h
750-800
Ferry range, km
16.500
Range, km
4.500
Service ceiling, m
9.500
Payload, kg
88 passengers or 120.000-150.000 kg freight.
ARMAMENT
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