Posted by on Sunday, January 29, 2017
We round up the worlds largest civilian aircraft.
Antonov An-225 Mriya: The largest airplane in the world, the single Antonov An-225 is the world's heaviest aircraft ever (maximum takeoff weight greater than 640 tons) and the largest heavier-than-air aircraft (in length and wingspan) ever entering operational service.
Airbus A380-800: The largest passenger aircraft ever made.
Airbus A340-600 23: The A340-600 has been in production since 2001, with a length of 75.30m, the longest commercial aircraft, until surpassed by the Airbus A380-800, and later the Boeing 747-8.
Antonov An-124 26: Was the largest mass-produced aircraft in the world until the Airbus A380 was produced. Remains the world's largest military aircraft currently in service.
Antonov An-22: World's largest turboprop-powered airplane.
Boeing 747-8: Lengthened version of 747 with increased wingspan. World's longest passenger aircraft at 76.4 m (0.9 m / 3 ft longer than Airbus A340)
Boeing 747: Highest-capacity passenger aircraft until surpassed by Airbus A380.
Boeing 747 "Dreamlifter": 747 with enlarged fuselage for transporting Boeing 787 Dreamliner sub-assemblies (1,800 cubic metres (65,000 cu ft))
Tupolev Maxsim Gorki: Physically the largest aircraft, and heaviest land-based aircraft of the 1930s era (63 meter/206.7 ft wingspan, 53 tonne MTOW), required eight 900 hp Mikulin V12 engines for flight.
Dornier Do X: Largest successful flying boat and heaviest aircraft in the world from 1929 until 1942 when the Boeing B-29 Superfortress first flew.
Antonov An-2: Largest mass-produced single-engine biplane.