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Here's 1.32 Million Pounds Of Airplane Landing

Illustration for article titled Heres 1.32 Million Pounds Of Airplane Landing

This is the Antonov An-225, the world's heaviest aircraft, landing at a maximum overload of around 1,320,000 lbs. It dented the runway.

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This shot was taken by Stephen McParlin at Fanborough, England in 1990. If you're wondering just how big this plane is, here's one next to a 747, making the Boeing look like a toy glider.

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Photo Credit: Stephen McParlin

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sprungcolossal
SprungColossal

Fuckin' right.

I've been dealing with Antonov for quite a few years, had the pleasure of meeting a few pilots & crew, as well as going inside the AN-125 (Sadly, the 225 has been deemed "too large for North American airspace", so I've never been able to see one in person.)

Amazing aircraft!