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The modernized "Ruslan" was given the honorary name "Oleg Antonov"

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December 1 on the territory of the airfield complex "Vostochny" in the city of Ulyanovsk held a solemn ceremony named after the great aircraft designer Oleg Antonov heavy transport aircraft An-124-100 "Ruslan".


The symbolic action was the result of a joint initiative of the command of the military transport aviation and the leadership of the UAC transport division. The aircraft went through a stage of deep modernization at the Ulyanovsk Aircraft Building Enterprise Aviastar-SP JSC (part of the UAC transport division).

The modernized "Ruslan" was given the honorary name "Oleg Antonov"



Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov (1906-1984) - Soviet aircraft designer, doctor of technical sciences, professor, academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Antonov, who headed the OKB-153 ("Antonov's company") in Novosibirsk after the Great Patriotic War, became the creator of the first-born of the new design bureau - the light multipurpose An-2. The name of Oleg Antonov is inextricably linked with history Russian military transport aviation, and the Il and An aircraft make up the core of its fleet today.

An-124-100 "Ruslan" - the most lifting aircraft in the world. "Ruslan" was developed in the first half of the 1980-ies in the Antonov Design Bureau together with leading Allied research institutes, enterprises, organizations of the aviation industry and ministries. The whole Soviet Union worked on its creation.

"Ruslan" was the last aircraft created under the direct supervision of Oleg Antonov. Two thirds of the world's largest serial transport workers were released in Ulyanovsk. Now the repair and modernization of An-124 in Russia is carried out at the Aviastar-SP aircraft factory.
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  1. Illegal-M
    Illegal-M 1 December 2017 16: 30 New
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    Oh, such an era is gone, the steel generation was .. Until now, we use their labors and conquests!
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 1 December 2017 16: 39 New
      +7
      An-124-100 "Ruslan" - the most lifting aircraft in the world (from the text).

      A small clarification is the most load-carrying SERIAL TRANSPORT aircraft in the world. Another brainchild of Antonov Design Bureau "Mriya" will obviously be more lifting.
      And if you remove the word "transport", then it already "fits" fellow Boying 747.
      1. forester
        forester 1 December 2017 17: 31 New
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        Quote: Proxima
        An-124-100 "Ruslan" - the most lifting aircraft in the world (from the text).

        A small clarification is the most load-carrying SERIAL TRANSPORT aircraft in the world. Another brainchild of Antonov Design Bureau "Mriya" will obviously be more lifting.
        And if you remove the word "transport", then it already "fits" fellow Boying 747.

        With a correction, “MRIA” is not a serial but a piece aircraft designed specifically for the BURANA. There is no "BURANA", there is no "MRII" - "thanks" to the labeled am
      2. maxim947
        maxim947 1 December 2017 18: 22 New
        +4
        And if you remove the word "transport", then fellow Boying-747 already "fits in".

        Correct, 747th long ago lost A-380
      3. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 1 December 2017 19: 15 New
        +1
        Serial, ramp, cargo ...
    2. Anarchist
      Anarchist 1 December 2017 16: 43 New
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      Vitaly, I agree with you!
      Nick chose a suitable one! good really illegal. I'm glad to see you!
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 1 December 2017 16: 51 New
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        Quote: Anarchist
        Nick chose a suitable one! really illegal

        But why - "M" request Upgraded or something. laughing
        1. Anarchist
          Anarchist 1 December 2017 17: 42 New
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          Meehan! Volodya, have you forgotten?
          1. vovanpain
            vovanpain 1 December 2017 17: 53 New
            +3
            Quote: Anarchist
            Meehan! Volodya, have you forgotten?

            Sanya remember. yes but he is now illegal and we will not disclose. lol drinks
          2. DEPARTMENT-M27
            DEPARTMENT-M27 1 December 2017 20: 11 New
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            Quote: Anarchist
            Meehan! Volodya, have you forgotten?

            He is Alexander himself .. They shoot accurately, alas! I hold on as I can .. Do not give up men, they beat us, and we grow stronger! Libera, etc. Will not pass! soldier
    3. tol100v
      tol100v 1 December 2017 16: 55 New
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      Quote: Illegal-M
      Oh, such an era is gone, the steel generation was.

      I wish you good health and prosperity UAPK!
      1. 210ox
        210ox 1 December 2017 17: 05 New
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        The General Designer did not live to the disgrace of the collapse of the Union and what happened and is happening in Ukraine. Maybe for the better. He stayed to live in the cars he created ..
        1. Illegal-M
          Illegal-M 1 December 2017 18: 30 New
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          Quote: 210ox
          The General Designer did not live to the disgrace of the collapse of the Union and what happened and is happening in Ukraine. Maybe for the better. He stayed to live in the cars he created ..

          That's right ..! And Thank God that I didn’t live, a lump in my throat and teeth will be held together! And his cars fly to evil everyone .. Not a couple of the current designs, etc. The soulful plane was, during the times of the USSR, they invested their souls in any technique into their lives! And that’s how our grandfathers and great-grandfathers lived .. A native country would live!

          Eh managers are all different, learn gentlemen ..
        2. Aleksey1982
          Aleksey1982 2 December 2017 13: 11 New
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          his kb remains the last, where life is warm, it survived in the 90s and God will survive and troubled times
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 1 December 2017 16: 33 New
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    Magnificent and very necessary aircraft for its time, and now remains in demand. Hooray to Ruslana!
  3. siberalt
    siberalt 1 December 2017 16: 39 New
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    This plane delivered a lot of things to Syria. Carrying capacity of 120 tons is not very weak. But even a deep modernization is not yet a new series.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 1 December 2017 16: 49 New
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      Quote: siberalt
      This plane delivered a lot of things to Syria. Carrying capacity of 120 tons is not very weak. But even a deep modernization is not yet a new series.

      There is a modification with increased payload-An-124-100M-150- Modification of the An-124-100 aircraft with a modernized airborne REO and a reduced crew (from 6 to 4 people). Increased load up to 150 tons and increased flight range, including with a cargo of 120 tons up to 5400 km.
  4. Going
    Going 1 December 2017 17: 12 New
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    naming ceremony of the great aircraft designer Oleg Antonov to the An-124-100 Ruslan heavy transport aircraft.


    A very correct decision is that the aircraft now have their own names, and God himself ordered the name of the founder’s father.
  5. exo
    exo 1 December 2017 17: 12 New
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    Oh, redeem, brand name "Antonov". To these Banderevts, he was not supposed to get it. Well, if they reject their life in the USSR, it is necessary to refuse this.
    1. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 1 December 2017 18: 14 New
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      Why redeem? Russia, the only post-Soviet republic that officially became the legal successor of the USSR with relevant international rights and obligations. All trademarks and technologies of the former USSR, and so should belong to it!
      1. Antares
        Antares 1 December 2017 22: 10 New
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        Quote: Vladimir61
        All trademarks and technologies of the former USSR, and so should belong to it!

        this is not true. Brands (formerly factories, products, etc.) cannot belong to the Russian Federation, since the assignment concerned exclusively the place at the UN, the veto, debts and assets of the USSR and embassies.
        Say, the Russian Federation does not have any rights to the Minsk plant, and to all the others that are not located on the territory of the Russian Federation. Antonov is a registered trademark with a clear link to the office in Kiev.
        1. marlin1203
          marlin1203 1 December 2017 22: 54 New
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          And considering that Antonov’s Design Bureau and the plant were not originally located in Ukraine?
          1. Non liberoid Russian
            Non liberoid Russian 2 December 2017 15: 10 New
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            say it Svidomo and drown in saliva
  6. Xaron-a
    Xaron-a 1 December 2017 17: 27 New
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    Come to Ulyanovsk on an open day. Every year at the end of August.
  7. Xaron-a
    Xaron-a 1 December 2017 17: 31 New
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    Admission is free, according to the passport.
  8. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 1 December 2017 18: 09 New
    +1
    Quote: Proxima
    An-124-100 "Ruslan" - the most lifting aircraft in the world (from the text).

    A small clarification is the most load-carrying SERIAL TRANSPORT aircraft in the world. Another brainchild of Antonov Design Bureau "Mriya" will obviously be more lifting.
    And if you remove the word "transport", then it already "fits" fellow Boying 747.

    You are mistaken. The An-225 aircraft has almost the same technical specifications as the An-124 Ruslan, because the Mriya was created on its basis for BURANA. The characteristics of the An-124 (Ruslan)

    Modification: An-124
    Wingspan, m: 73.30
    Aircraft Length, m: 69.10
    Aircraft height, m: 20 78
    Wing area, mg: 628.50
    Weight, kg
    empty aircraft: 173
    normal take-off: 392
    maximum take-off: 405000
    Domestic fuel, kg: 213
    Engine type 4 turbofan engine Progress (V. A. Lotarev) D-18T
    Thrust, kN: 229 47
    Maximum speed km / h: 865
    Cruising speed, km / h: 750-800
    Ferry range, km: 16
    Practical range, km: 4 500
    Practical ceiling, m: 9 500
    Crew: 6-7
    Payload, kg: 88 people or 120 - 000


    Characteristics of An-225 (Mriya)

    Modification of An-225
    Wingspan, m: 88.40
    Aircraft Length, m: 84 00
    The height of the aircraft, m: 18.10
    Wing area, m2; 905.0
    Weight, kg
    empty aircraft: 250
    maximum take-off: 600000
    Engine type: 6 turbofan engine Progress (V.A. Lotarev)
    D-18T 4 turbofan engine Progress (V. A. Lotarev) D-18T
    Rod, kN: 6 x 229.47
    Cruising speed, km / h: 800-850
    Ferry range, km: 15
    Practical range, km: 4 000
    Practical ceiling, m: 11 600
    Crew 6-7
    Payload: up to 250 000 kg of cargo
    Payload, kg: 88 people or 120 - 000
  9. Piramidon
    Piramidon 1 December 2017 18: 16 New
    +2
    When we hear that not MODERNIZED, but BUILT-IN "Ruslan" was given an honorary name ... For now, patching the old, Soviet one.
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 1 December 2017 18: 39 New
      +4
      Quote: Piramidon
      When we hear that not MODERNIZED, but BUILT-IN "Ruslan" was given an honorary name ... For now, patching the old, Soviet one.

      Never hear There is too much cooperation with Ukraine on this plane, and, as you know, it ordered a long life. Making an ersatz for the same engine is almost the same as making a new plane.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 1 December 2017 19: 52 New
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        Quote: Kurare
        Never hear There is too much cooperation with Ukraine on this plane, and, as you know, it ordered a long life. Making an ersatz for the same engine is almost the same as making a new plane.

        Why ersatz? Ruslans were built in Ulyanovsk. Engines PS-90 is, PD-14 is almost there. The point, as I understand it, there is only copyright. But the Chinese do not bother too much about this.
        1. Cook
          Cook 1 December 2017 21: 06 New
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          It is unlikely that it will be possible to remotorize, an engine is needed with a thrust of 25 tons or more. Neither PS nor PD possess such traction. Even if there is an engine, letting it go as it is, that is, with equipment from the early 80s, I also see no reason. To make a new aircraft based on this airframe is advisable only with a large number of orders. The plane is very niche, it is unprofitable to carry ordinary cargoes, the need for world commercial aviation is a maximum of 20 boards. Plus for the BTA, 30 more aircraft. In the absence of external demand, it will come out quite expensive.
  10. Old26
    Old26 2 December 2017 00: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: Antares
    Quote: Vladimir61
    All trademarks and technologies of the former USSR, and so should belong to it!

    this is not true. Brands (formerly factories, products, etc.) cannot belong to the Russian Federation, since the assignment concerned exclusively the place at the UN, the veto, debts and assets of the USSR and embassies.
    Say, the Russian Federation does not have any rights to the Minsk plant, and to all the others that are not located on the territory of the Russian Federation. Antonov is a registered trademark with a clear link to the office in Kiev.

    In the same way as the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

    Quote: marlin1203
    And considering that Antonov’s Design Bureau and the plant were not originally located in Ukraine?

    Or maybe we will not put it at the forefront? And then we get to the point that Sikorsky in Kiev began his design activities? Forget that he was once on the territory of the RSFSR. And so, the Kharkov tank was once on the territory of the RSFSR. We will also consider it Russian. Correctly said comrade Antares succession applies only to those positions that he indicated. Everything else has become "national." Minsk - became the Belarusian plant, Antonov - Ukrainian.
  11. Misha_an26
    Misha_an26 5 December 2017 21: 42 New
    0
    We are waiting for cries from the "brothers."