Antonov-124, AN-124, Antonov-124 Ruslan, AN-124 Cargo Plane

Cargo Plane: Antonov-124 The An-124

The AN-124 RUSLAN

The AN-124 RUSLAN operates by Antonov Airlines, Ukraine’s national cargo airline. The AN-124, Antonov-124 Ruslan is developed by the Antonov Design Bureau. The AN-124 first flew in 1982.

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Antonov-124

The AN-124

 

How big is the Antonov-124


Length; 69,10 m
Height; 21,08 m
Wing span; 73,30 m

Antonov-124, Second Biggest Cargo Plane in the World

The AN-124, Antonov-124 Ruslan is an aircraft with four jet engines. Antonov-124 is the second biggest cargo plane in the world, the biggest cargo plane AN-225 is an cargo plane with 6 jet engines.

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In 1985, Antonov-124, The Ruslan is demonstrated at the International Aerospace Show at Le Bourget in France.

 

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Antonov-124 Ruslan, The AN-124 first flew in 1982. This heavy cargo plane has 150 tons cargo capacity. A record cargo is carried aboard the AN-124, Siemens electric generator weighing 135 tons is transported from Dusseldorf to Delhi. This transport operation is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.