Painting - Watercolor On Cold Press Illustration Board
Oleg Antonov's design bureau became a fertile source for Soviet air transports.The An-225 is built on the solid basis of the huge Antonov An-125, a four engine jet giant that weighs more than 800,000 pounds on take-off. But the Soviet space shuttle program required an even larger aircraft to carry the Buran shuttle orbiter, much as a modified Boeing 747 is used to carry the American space shuttle. Antonov met the challenge with the An-225, which has six huge Lotarev D-18T turbofans boasting 51,590 pounds of thrust each. The aircraft, which spans 290 feet, has a maximum gross take-off weight of more than 1,300,000 pounds. Despite its huge size, the An-225 is capable of a top speed of 540 mph, although it cruises at about 480. Wingspan: 290 feet; Length: 275 feet 7 inches; Maximum Speed: 540 mph; Engine: Six Lotarev D-18T turbofans of 51,590 pounds of thrust.
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