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An-124 "Ruslan": super-heavy masterpiece received a second life

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History An-124 originates in the 70-s of the last century. By that time, the Antey heavy transport aircraft A-22, equipped with four turboprop engines, was already in service in the USSR. It is still the largest turboprop aircraft in the world.


The main task of "Anthea" was the delivery of intercontinental ballistic missiles and launch equipment. The mobility of the Soviet troops increased significantly. And, as was the case during the Cold War, the United States made a reciprocal move by announcing a competition for the creation of a strategic military transport aircraft. The victory in it was gained by Lockheed, which eventually created the C-5 "Galaxy". The plane will turn out very successful and practical.

In response, the development of such an aircraft will start in the USSR. Then various options were considered: from the deep modernization of the An-22, to the creation of a huge six-engine transporter, to ensure a record carrying capacity.

It is worth recalling that a little more than a month ago, the military transport aviation The Russian Federation received the first deeply modernized An-124. Thus, the domestic enterprise Aviastar-SP breathed new life into one of the largest aircraft in the world.

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  1. PSih2097
    PSih2097 17 January 2018 10: 08
    +4
    a masterpiece, according to IMHO is AN-225 Mriya ...
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 17 January 2018 10: 16
      0
      Lockheed, which ultimately created the C-5 Galaxy transporter. The plane will turn out very successful and practical.
      In response to this, the USSR begins the development of such an aircraft
      somehow we are "closely" going, who is tying what? the "lineup" of both transport and fighter and bombers, as if peeping from each other ... wassat
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 17 January 2018 10: 46
      +5
      a masterpiece, according to IMHO is AN-225 Mriya ... "Backward USSR" ....
    3. svp67
      svp67 31 January 2018 10: 44
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      Quote: PSih2097
      a masterpiece, according to IMHO is AN-225 Mriya ...

      I do not agree, even the An-2 is worthy to be called a MASTERPIECE ....
      It is worth recalling that a little more than a month ago, the military transport aircraft of the Russian Federation received the first deeply modernized An-124.
      This is good and helps to somewhat delay the decision-making on the start of creating a purely Russian "heavyweight"
  2. Firework
    Firework 17 January 2018 10: 12
    +1
    to create a huge six-engined transporter to provide record-breaking payloads
    - this one would be created
    1. Hlavaty
      Hlavaty 17 January 2018 17: 38
      0
      Count how many engines Mriya has (AN-225) smile
  3. Bronevick
    Bronevick 17 January 2018 10: 52
    0
    Is the author of the channel himself laying out on VO?
  4. Lexus
    Lexus 17 January 2018 14: 39
    +3
    Wonderful car. Replacement has not even loomed.
    We need to maintain and modernize them ourselves so as not to depend on Chamber 404.
  5. antivirus
    antivirus 17 January 2018 19: 10
    0
    more commercial transport would be not to aircraft manufacturers but to all "owners of life", without the burden on the Moscow Region and the budget
  6. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 17 January 2018 22: 16
    +2
    Why did not the American C-17 show?
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  8. Chichikov
    Chichikov 30 January 2018 13: 48
    +2
    Quote: Andrey Yurievich
    who at what is tyr?

    So the "whatnots" of the last century, all looked alike. The laws of aerodynamics, from the country of manufacture, do not change ...
  9. NEXUS
    NEXUS 30 January 2018 15: 45
    +2
    Thus, the domestic enterprise Aviastar-SP breathed new life into one of the largest aircraft in the world.

    It was not breathed, but simply deeply modernized what is. If they resumed production in a modernized version with modern avionics and dvigunami, then yes ... and so, this is a simple extension of service and nothing more.