Saturday, July 09, 2005


Steve's Video Of The Day: Another "Cossack" Take-Off!!

I published a post with video entitled Steve's Video Of The Day: "Cossack" Take-Off!! on June 10. Well, I have found another great take-off video. I love the Antonov 225, the "Beast from the East"! The brilliance of Russian aircraft designers shines through. Listen as the sound of 6 Lotarev turbofans (D-18T engines at 51,590 lb thrust each) spool up. Watch as the wings flex upward and stiffen for take-off. I get a "woody" watching and hearing this aircraft perform!!

VIDEO - Another "Cossack" Take-Off!!


Official Name: An-225, Mriya

Wingspan: 290 ft.

Length: 275 ft. 7 in.

Height: 59 ft. 8-1/2 in.

Cargo Hold: Length: 141 ft.; Width: 21 ft.; Height: 14 ft. 5-1/4 in.

Engines: Six ZMKB Progress Lotarev D-18T turbofans each producing 51,590 lb. of thrust

Crew: 7

Max Takeoff Weight: 1,322,750 lb.

Max Payload: 551,150 lb.

Cruising Speed: 497 mph

Max Speed: 528 mph

Range With Max Payload: 2813 miles

Range With Max Fuel: 9625 miles

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