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Antonov An-225 Mriya (Cossack)
Official Designation An-225 Mriya
NATO Code Name Cossack
U.S. Counterparts Lockheed C-5 Galaxy (1968) and Boeing 747 SCA (1977)
Primary Role Massive strategic airlift (designed to transport the Soviet space shuttle, Buran)
National Origin Ukraine
Manufacturer Antonov Design Bureau
Wingspan 290 feet (88.4m)
Length 275 feet, 7 inches (84m)
Height at Tail 59 feet, 5 inches (18.1m)
Cargo Hold Length: 142 feet (43.32m);
Width: 21 feet (6.4m);
Height: 14 feet, 4 inches (4.39m)
Armament None
Engines Six ZMKB Progress Lotarev D-18T turbofans
Thrust 51,590 pounds (229.50kN) per engine
Cruise Speed 497 mph (800km/h) est.
Max Speed 528 mph (850km/h) est.
Range (w/ max payload) 2,425 nm (4,500km)
Range (w/ max fuel) 8,310 nm (15,400km)
Service Ceiling Unknown
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Payload
(internal or external)
551,150 pounds (250,000kg)
Max Takeoff Weight 1,322,750 pounds (600,000kg)
Basic Crew Seven
Date Deployed 1989
Total in Service 1 aircraft
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