An-225 Mrya. First flight: 1988 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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A dedicated super-heavylifter powered by six D-18T 23,400-kgf engines to carry bulky cargoes, weighing up to 250 tonnes, both inside the cargo cabin and externally on its fuselage. Its maiden flight was made on 21 December, 1988. 

One aircraft has been built. On 13 May, 1989, the first flight was made by the An-225 with the Buran space shuttle mounted on top of the aircraft. In 2000-2001, the first An-225 was upgraded with advanced navigation and communications aids. 

Following the seven-year mothballing and the following upgrade, the aircraft was flight-tested on 7 May, 2001. The improved Mriya is poised to obtain its type certificate soon as well as a new designation-An-225-100. The aircraft is slated to launch commercial operations as early as 2001.

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

An-225 Mrya © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Antonov
COUNTRY
Russia/ Ukraine
TYPE
Strategical transport aircraft
CREW
6-7
POWER-PLANT
6 TE Progress (V.A. Lotarev) D-18T
Thrust, kN
6 x 229.47
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
84,00
Height, m
18,10
Wing span, m
88,40
Wing area m2
905,00
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
600.000
Normal take-off, kg
-
Empty aircraft, kg
250.000
Internal fuel, kg
300.000
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
800-850
Cruising speed, km/h
-
Ferry range, km
15.000
Range, km
4.000
Service ceiling, m
11.600
Payload, kg
250.000
ARMAMENT
-

 


PHOTOS An-225 Mrya

 


VIDEO

 

An-225 Mrya – Aviasvit – XXI, Ukraine, Kyiv 2012. 
Video: www.redstar.gr