The largest aircraft in the world is destroyed by the battle of Russia and Ukraine

An-225 Mriya was destroyed.

It is the world’s largest and largest aircraft in the world. It is produced in the Soviet era and can be called the engineering miracle in human history.

In the blink of an eye, it became the victim of the war.

On the 27th, Ukraine Defense Industry Corporation announced that the only AN-225 in the world was destroyed by the Russian troops near Gostomeli Antonov Airport near Kyiv on the 24th.

Ukrainian President Zellenski confirmed the news that An-225 was destroyed in the air strike.

In the photo, under the arc-shaped hangar where AN-225 is located, the metal coad has been bombed, and the flames are burning in the hangar, and the outline of the fuselage can be seen vaguely.


At this time, Russia and Ukraine were still fighting. In many places, the fire was booming and smoke, and the public escaped on a large scale in panic and sadness.

Directly hit An-225 to explode the scene

As soon as the news came out, the sorry:

The only AN-225 in the world is the last, so it is gone.


I always wanted to see this big guy with my own eyes, but I didn’t expect to see you in the video in the future.

It should not belong to Ukraine, it just wants to go home.

For many people, especially aviation enthusiasts, AN-225 is a pilgrimage.

An-225 also visited China many times. During the epidemic, 7 million masks and a large number of epidemic prevention materials were transported at Tianjin Airport during the epidemic.

Ukraine Defense Industry Corporation stated that on the day of the war, the aircraft was repaired at Gostmel Airport and did not have enough time to leave.

One of the engines was demolished. Although the aircraft could not take off, although the aircraft was issued on the same day.

Ukraine Defense Industry Corporation stated that it would repair the aircraft, but it would cost more than $ 3 billion to repair the transport aircraft, which takes at least 5 years.


They stated that everything might pay Russia to pay for it.


However, the company did not explain in detail about the more detailed explosion of the aircraft.


Now, multiple Antonov transport aircraft registration numbers, including AN-225, have been canceled.

However, the Antonovs of these planes have not officially confirmed the results. They published a tweet that the current situation of the aircraft was temporarily unable to verify the current situation of the aircraft before the expert inspection.

It didn’t take long for things to reverse the Internet again.

The famous Russian host, Solovyev, said that the Russian army that was circulated on the Internet was false news.

Because of the earlier day, the Ukrainian political people Mariana Bezelograia showed the same airport photo of the same airport in social media. She said that this was the result of the Ukrainian military’s attack on Gostomeli Airport.

They mean that the Russian army bombing is fake, and the Ukraine is true.

Russia claims that after the Ukrainian army is afraid of the Russian army occupying Antonov Airport, it uses heavy equipment such as AN-225 and An-124 to support combat, so the artillery has destroyed these aircraft with rockets.

For a while, there were divergent opinions. About who bombed An-225, it was not conclusive.

But it is basically determined that AN-225 cannot escape the fate that has been blown up.

The fire information of the resource management system of NASA detected multiple fires at the incident airport, including the hangar where the plane is located.

The satellite images of Maxar Technologies also show that the wounds that store AN-225 are severely damaged, and the probability of AN-225 has been destroyed in the hangar.

Picture from: Satellite Image 2 2022 Maxar Technologies

More about the actual situation of AN-225 needs to be announced. If it is confirmed in multiple parties, this will really marked a plane that can be traced back to the Soviet era and has been serving for more than 30 years-the end of this end.


The superpowers who can build and repair her are gone.


Human industry miracles that are difficult to reproduce

Can AN-225 be made again?

This may be a question that lingers in everyone’s hearts.


The technology and engineering behind this factory that made in the Soviet Union in 1985 still seem to be amazing.

It was developed by the Soviet Antonov Design Bureau based on AN-124, with a length of 84 meters, a wingspan of 88.4 meters, and a height of 18.1 meters. It provided power from 6 engines with a maximum load of 250 tons.


The aircraft cannot be made infinite, because the wing will cause a variable due to load in the air. An-225 is already the ceiling of the current human technology.

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In December 1988, An-225 completed the first test flight.

When we see this giant machine we made by our own hands, everyone must be sighed sincerely lamenting the greatness of human creativity.

After that, no matter where you flew, the “star aircraft” of this aviation industry landed, and many people were well -known to give a list.

At present, only Shijiazhuang Airport has authorized it to take off and land. In 2013, AN-225 also carried the nearly 40-meter-long “Xianglong” tram at Shijiazhuang Airport and flew to Turkey, which was thousands of miles away.


This is also the first time that my country’s rail locomotive has conducted aviation exports.

Whether it is a car, a truck, a truck or a truck, or all other planes, there is a sense of seeing a big witch in front of it.

In fact, the purpose of the Soviet Union’s initial development of this aircraft was to “transport aircraft” -the product of the Cold War Blizzard “Blizzard”.

Putting the “Storm Snow” on the back of the AN-225, without disassembling or completely transporting, it can ensure both quality, reduce the cycle, and save a lot of costs to the destination.


An-225 is also used to transport other large space equipment, as well as military strategic materials, including heavy tanks, artillery, missiles, and so on.

In the cargo cabin of the aircraft, 16 large containers can also be installed to transport large sets of equipment and components in natural gas, oil, mining, energy and other industries.

Not only is it huge, the cargo capacity is strong, and the voyage is also very far, up to 15,000 kilometers.

After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Ukraine took over AN-225, but also caused the plane to be scrapped due to poor economic conditions.

It was not until AN-124 was opened for rent and became the only large-scale cargo use machine rented by the private government. An-225 was taken seriously. Since 2001, it began to modify and strengthen the body and put it into commercial use. More than 240 world records.


An-225 is now used to transport extra large goods and a large amount of goods.

It is just a giant aircraft that was born in a special age and meets special needs. In the face of the new commercial market, there is no such strong demand.

AN-225 giant planes have high requirements on runways and airports, and the cost of running and maintaining its is also huge.

Moreover, another AN-124 has more comprehensive capabilities than An-225. In civil transportation and military operations, it has better universality.


Whether Ukraine will really repair AN-225, whether there are technical and capabilities to repair An-225, or whether other countries will build an aircraft like An-225 is an unknown mystery.


It’s just that An-225 is overwhelmed by this ending.


I hope to see it one day and split the sky again.

Author: ArticleManager