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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=26527
Submitted by: SacrifRICE
Comments: 35  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 3  (View)
Submitted on: 08-20-2003
View Stats Category: Vehicle Misc
The Antonov AN-225 Mriya (world's largest aircraft) carrying the Russian Space Shuttle Buran landing at the Paris Air show. Without a doubt, this is the heaviest touchdown in aviation history. I don't know what the total landing weight is, but the Mriya itself has a maximum take-off weight of over 1.3 million pounds, whilst a Boeing 747-400ERF, the next closest, has a MTOW of 910,000 pounds.


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1-03-2004 @ 06:56:24 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
#11, Hmm. Needs 36 huge spinning rims.


1-04-2004 @ 12:31:07 AM
Posted By : ambientFLIER Reply | Edit | Del
#7, cheap? sure, only 6 million dollars from the auction, a fraction of the expense to build the us space shuttle

1-04-2004 @ 12:32:48 AM
Posted By : ambientFLIER Reply | Edit | Del
#14, i would like to know how long the wtc would have survived after a hit by this plane...probably would be instantly cut in half and crash to the ground

1-04-2004 @ 12:36:37 AM
Posted By : Phantom1 Reply | Edit | Del
#23, thats a good thing to ponder about

1-04-2004 @ 12:38:33 AM
Posted By : fordtacomaz Reply | Edit | Del
#23, what a morbid thought ambient.

1-04-2004 @ 12:44:10 AM
Posted By : ambientFLIER Reply | Edit | Del
#25, yeah well im sorry for all those people dying, i was just curious

1-04-2004 @ 07:26:56 PM
Posted By : fordtacomaz Reply | Edit | Del
#26, yeah i know.

1-04-2004 @ 07:33:33 PM
Posted By : tanner07 Reply | Edit | Del
#27, Dawg, dat tail need to be on my Cizzivic y0

1-04-2004 @ 07:46:07 PM
Posted By : tanner07 Reply | Edit | Del
That wasn't supposed to be in response to #27 BTW...

6-29-2004 @ 01:56:21 AM
Posted By : Altima35se2003 Reply | Edit | Del
an antalov was able to land at ottawa. i was so proud thatmy shit towns areoport was able to land the worlds biggest production aircraft

12-30-2004 @ 12:18:43 PM
Posted By : ambientFLIER Reply | Edit | Del
#7, they could have gotten the space shuttle for 6 million dollars!!! how much cheaper can you possibly get?

1-03-2005 @ 09:15:25 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
I just read the description again...I thought the plane with the next closest maximum take-off weight was the C5 Galaxy...

6-26-2006 @ 12:37:16 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Apparently, this plane has found great success in the commercial cargo sector... in fact, it's so successful, they've pulled the second, uncompleted (work on it stopped around 1989) An-225 out of storage and have decided to finish building it... according to an article I read, the second one should just about be finished now.

7-25-2011 @ 12:01:11 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#33, ...can't seem to find any updates as to whether the second one was ever officially completed.

7-25-2011 @ 10:24:10 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
The Buran is currently on display at the Auto & Technikmuseum in Speyer, Germany. It's more or less their new centerpiece exhibit.

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