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An-225 Mriya
Type Heavy-Lift Transport
Manufacturer Antonov - Soviet Union
Status Active
  • Basic Information
    • Entered Service - 1989
    • Crew - 6/7
    • Production Total - 1
  • Dimensions
    • Length - 84.0 m
    • Height - 18.20 m
    • Wingspan - 88.40 m
    • Maximum Take-Off Weight - 1,322,774lbs
  • Performance
    • Maximum Speed - 850 km/h
    • Maximum Range - 4,500 km
    • Service Ceiling - 33,000 ft
  • Beginning in June 2003, the An-225, along with An-124s, delivered over 800 tonnes of equipment to aid humanitarian efforts in Iraq.

The An-225 has also been contracted by the US and Canadian governments to transport military supplies to the Middle East in support of Coalition forces.

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The An-224 also designed to accept the carrying of the Russian space shuttle known as the "Buran" with a little modification. Only one example of the Mriya is known to exist.