5 Largest Aircraft’s in the World

Aircraft’s are one of those things everyone is fascinated about.Wright Brothers achieved something that never existed before.We all at one point of time wanted to be Pilots.Now,there are Aircraft’s and then there are Big Aircraft’s.These Giant Machines could way upto 300,000 kilos(628,317 lb) and lift stuff heavier as much as 122,470 kg (270,000 lb) .These Flying Machines could even move is a miracle itself.

These are the Largest Aircraft’s in the world currently in service :

1. Antonov An-225 Mriya

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The Antonov An-225 Mriyais a Strategic Airlift Cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. The An-225’s name, Mriya means “Dream” (Inspiration) in Ukrainian. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the Longest and Heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service.There only exists one AN-225 which is operated by Antonov Airlines.A second Airframe was partially built; its completion was halted because of lack of funding and interest.

Crew : 6

Length : 84 m (275 ft 7 in)

Height : 18.1 m (59 ft 5 in)

Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)

Fuel capacity: 300,000 kg

Maximum speed: 850 km/h (528 mph; 459 kn)

Cruising speed: 800 km/h (497 mph; 432 kn)

Range: 15,400 km (9,569 mi; 8,315 nmi)

Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,089 ft)

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3. Airbus A380

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The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine Jet Airliner manufactured by the European aircraft company Airbus. It is the World’s Largest Passenger Airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.Airbus A380 is the Worlds Largest Aircraft currently in Service.A380 is so Massive that after every Takeoff and Landing ,runway is inspected by Airport Staff to ensure no damage has been caused to the runway.

Crew : 2 (cockpit crew)

Length :  72.72 m (238 ft 7 in)

Height : 24.09 m (79 ft 0 in)

Empty weight: 276,800 kg (610,200 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 575,000 kg (1,268,000 lb)

Fuel capacity: 320,000 l (84,500 US gal)

Maximum speed: 945 km/h (587 mph;945 km/h)

Cruising speed: 1041.28 km/h (mach 0.85)

Range: 15,200 km (8,200 nmi; 9,400 mi)

Service ceiling: 13,136 m (43,100 ft)

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3.Boeing 747-8

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The Boeing 747-8 is a wide-body jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Officially announced in 2005, the 747-8 is the third generation of the 747, with lengthened fuselage, redesaigned wings, and improved efficiency. The 747-8 is the largest 747 version, the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, and the Longest Passenger Aircraft in the World.It is also the Second Largest Passenger Aircraft in the World.

Crew : 2 (cockpit crew)

Length :  76.3 m (250 ft 2 in)

Height : 19.4 m (63 ft 6 in)

Empty weight: 213,000 kg (470,000 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 448,000 kg (987,000 lb)

Fuel capacity: 239,000 L (63,034 US gal)

Maximum speed: 1102.54 (mach 0.90)

Cruising speed: 917 km/h (570 mph; 495 kn)

Range: 14,300 km (7,730 nmi; 8,900 mi)

Service ceiling: 13,100 m (43,100 ft)

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4. Antonov An-124 Ruslan

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The Antonov An-124 Ruslan  is a strategic airlift jet aircraft. It was designed by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR). Until the Boeing 747-8F, the An-124 was, for thirty years, the World’s Highest Aircraft Gross Weight Production Cargo Airplane and Second Heaviest Operating Cargo Aircraft, behind the one-off Antonov An-225 (a greatly enlarged design based on the An-124). The An-124 remains the Largest Military Transport Aircraft in the World.

Crew : 4-6

Length : 68.96 m (226 ft 3 in)

Height : 20.78 m (68 ft 2 in)

Empty weight: 175,000 kg (385,000 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 405,000 kg (893,000 lb)

Fuel capacity: 198,000 kg

Maximum speed: 865 km/h (467 kn; 537 mph)

Cruising speed: 800–850 km/h (430 kn; 490 mph)

Range: 5,200 km (2,808 nm, 3231 mi)

Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,370 ft)

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5. Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

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The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a Large Military Transport Aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize loads, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller Lockheed C-141 Starlifter predecessor, and the later Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. The C-5 is among the Largest military aircraft in the world and is the  Largest Aircraft in the USAF Inventory.

Crew : 4-7

Length : 75.31 m (247 ft 1 in)

Height : 19.84 m (65 ft 1 in)

Empty weight: 172,370 kg (380,000 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 381,000 kg (840,000 lb)

Fuel capacity: 193,600 L (51,150 US gal)

Maximum speed:  932 km/h (503 kn; 579 mph)

Cruising speed: 919 km/h (496 kn; 571 mph)

Range: 4,440 km (2,400 nmi, 2,760 mi)

Service ceiling: 10,600 m (35,700 ft)

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