Military


AN-225 Mriya

This unique super heavy lifter was designed and constructed in 1984/1988 mainly to perform the following missions:

  • transportation of cargoes inside the cabin;
  • transportation of oversized cargoes mounted outside the fuselage;
  • carrier functions (first stage) for various aerospace systems.

The aircraft has a capacious cargo cabin that allows to transport a variety of cargoes weighing up to 250 tons. For instance, it is possible to arrange in the cargo compartment either sixteen standard aeronautical containers of UAK type each holding 10 tons, or eighty cars, or any asingle-piece cargoes weighing to 200 tons (turbines, generators, dumpers - Belaz, Kamatsu, Euclid, etc.). The cargo cabin is 43 m long, 6.4 m wide and 4.4 m high. Pressurised, it allows to carry any sort of freight inside.

The aircraft has a capacious cargo cabin that allows to transport a variety of cargoes weighing up to 250 tons. For instance, it is possible to arrange in the cargo compartment either sixteen standard aeronautical containers of UAK type each holding 10 tons, or eighty cars, or any asingle-piece cargoes weighing to 200 tons (turbines, generators, dumpers - Belaz, Kamatsu, Euclid, etc.). The cargo cabin is 43 m long, 6.4 m wide and 4.4 m high. Pressurised, it allows to carry any sort of freight inside.

The airborne cargo handling equipment, design of the forward cargo door with a ramp ensure quick and easy loading/unloading operations. External store attachment points of the fuselage can accommodate cargoes with dimensions exceeding any other air or ground transport capabilities. Thus, conveyance of units and assemblies of 10 m in diameter and 70 m in length for gas, oil, mining, energy, and other industries. The aircraft delivered the Buran space shuttle orbiter. To attach these cargoes above the fuselage, an appropriate attachment system is available.

At present, design activity to use the aircraft as a flying launch system for future aerospace systems, is under way. One of the most interesting and promising projects the MAKS joint Russian/Ukrainian multipurpose aerospace system.

When used as a space vehicle air launcher, the aircraft will be fitted with the equipment required for prelaunch preparation of aerospace systems. Implementation of these projects will allow to considerably reduce the cost of injecting payloads into the space. The An-225 MRIYA and the certificated An-124-100 are the aircraft of high commonality and standardisation as far as their systems, assemblies, units and parts of airframe, powerplant and equipment are concerned. On May, 26, 2001,the Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register (IAC AR) issued Type Certificate to the An-225 MRIYA.

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Specifications
Maximum cargo capacity, t 250
—ruising speed, km/h 750-850
Cruising altitude, km<
Flight range with 200 t of cargo, km 4,000
Airfield length, m 3,000-3,500
Engines:
- type TRDD D18T
- number x thrust 6 x 23,4
Aircraft external dimensions, m:
- length 84.0
- wing span 88.4
- height 18.1
Cargo hold dimension, m:
- length x width x height 43.3 x 6.4 x 4.4
- floor area, sq. m 280
- volume, cu. m 1300
Crew, pers. 6



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