TOP 10 LARGEST AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD

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Top 10 Largest Aircraft in the World

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 The development in aviation was and was always featured by record on record. Higher, faster and further is the motto. A special role is given to large aircraft, the giants of the sky. Here are the top 10 largest aircraft in the world.

10. Boeing 777-300ER

This Boeing is and remains an absolute bestseller. Boeing is currently working on the improved version: the 777X.

  • Span width: 64.80 m
  • Cruising speed: 890 km / h
  • Range: 11029 km

9. Saunders-Roe Princess

Trotz ehrgeiziger Pläne hatte dieses Großflugboot keinen Erfolg. Der Erstflug erfolgte am 22. August 1952. The Princess warfür die Beförderung von der zu 220 Passengers thought and ended at Schrottplatz.

Span width: 66.90 m Cruising speed: 579 km / h Range: 9205 km

8. Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

This military transport aircraft was by far the largest aircraft in the world. A total of 131 were built. Some were equipped with new CF6 controls and a glass cockpit.

  • Span width: 67.88m
  • Cruising speed: 833 km / h
  • Range: 5526 km

7. Boeing 747-8

The current version of this legendary jumbo jet carries 467 passengers in three different classes. KLM owns some of these jumbo’s.

  • Span width: 76.3 m
  • Cruising Speed: 917 km / h
  • Range: 14800 km

6. Bristol Brabazon

The eight-speed Brabazon was designed for transatlantic flights. The British giant flew for the first time on September 4, 1949. She was able to transport 100 passengers. However, it was not a success because it was too big to be commercially interesting. The prototype was finally reduced to scrap in 1953.

  • Span width: 70.10m
  • Cruising speed: 402 km / h
  • Range: 8851 km

5. Convair XC-99

This transport plane is derived from the B-36 Peacemaker bomber and has a slightly larger span width. The modified design of the hull made it possible to realize two decks and a larger loading space. Despite these adjustments, the XC-99 remained a single copy, which can be viewed today at the Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Span width: 70.20m
  • Cruising Speed: 400 km / h
  • Range: 13036 km

4. Antonow An-124

The An-124 flew for the first time on December 26, 1982. Today, this aircraft is still used to transport heavy loads.

  • Span width: 73.30m
  • Cruise speed: 800 km / h
  • Range: 4800 km (with maximum load)

4. Airbus A380

The largest member of the Airbus family flew for the first time on April 27, 2005. There can be transported up to 853 passengers suddenly.

  • Span width: 79.80 m
  • Cruising Speed: Mach 0.82
  • Range: 14816 km

2. Antonow An-225

D An-225 “Mrija” (Dream) was originally designed for the Soviet space project ‘Buran’, the Russian space shuttle. The first flight took place on 21 December 1988. Only one was built and is currently used for the carriage of special loads.

  • Span width: 88.40 m
  • Cruise speed: 800 km / h
  • Range: 4500 km (with maximum load)

1. Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose

This huge airship by Howard Hughes not only broke all records. The first flight was on November 2, 1947. Today, she is admired at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.

  • Span width: 97.54 m
  • Cruising Speed: 400 km / h
  • Range: 9451 km

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