I thought you might be interested in this baby! It caused a little excitement at McCarran Airport, Las Vegas, since its the world's largest aircraft...
It was there to deliver a very large power transformer for Nevada Power, which was built in Turkey.
Note the wingspan is just about a football field length... and six engines...
Specs at bottom.
Very aerodynamic, me thinks, in spite of it's great bulk.
At last the 'follow-me' van arrives.
I wonder what the crew's uniforms look like.
Those engines have to be big and look at the landing gear. Wow!
That is one awesome bucket of bolts.
Some of the specs are:
Height. 59.4 Ft.
Number of wheels..24
Max T.O. weight.....1,322,750# (A little over 660 Tons!)
Max payload..551,150# (Over 275 Tons)
Engines....six Lotarev D-18T turbofans
Max speed at altitude.....530 MPH
Cruise speed.495 MPH
Only one aircraft built... Sorry! Not for sale.... [grin]
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