Someone shared this incredible slideshow (with commentary )of the Antonov An-22 Mriya, the largest plane ever built. Stunning to say the least.
A few nuggets of data from the slideshow:
- It takes a crew of 6 people to fly this plane.
- Wingspan: 88 meters (290 feet) Length: 84 meters (275 feet)
- 32 wheels supporting a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes (1,411,000 pounds).
- hold up to 300 000 kg of jet fuel; about 98,000 gallons (apparently, the cargo hold is longer than the Wright Brother’s first flight!)
Pretty crazy numbers. Anyways, enjoy the slide show below.
And here is a video of the plane taking off at the Zurich airport. To see this beast of a plane gliding in the air is a sight to behold.