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Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet

This plane is a one of kind. I really couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this thing. It is truly a monster of the sky. The physics that allow it to even get off the ground are pretty mind-boggling. There is no other like it, take a look for yourself. It’s the biggest plane ever. This is the Antonov An-225 Mriya.

Its first flight was on 21 December 1988 under the Soviet Union and it is still in use today as a commercial cargo plane (Antonov Airlines). It was originally designed to carry the Buran space shuttle and its rocket boosters.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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It takes 6 crew members to fly this plane. It also has a wingspan of over 290 feet.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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The Antonov An-225 has 32 wheels supporting a maximum take-off weight of about 1,411,000 pounds.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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It can hold up to 300,000 kg of jet fuel;  which is about 98,000 gallons of fuel.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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There is only one AN-225 built, ever.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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It has carried four military battle tanks (at once), wind turbine wings, parts of other planes, etc. Basically, anything too large for a normal cargo plane.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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It is said to have cost over  $300 million to make.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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How incredible is this amazing piece of equipment? I would love to have a flight on this.

Largest Plane In The World Needs 32 Wheels To Hold It And Has A Wingspan Of 300 Feet
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This truly is an engineering marvel. The fact that something this big can get into the air and stay there is pretty incredible. I would have thought many more engines would have been required on the biggest plane ever.

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