After announcing the gigantic Russian transport airplane in the 1/400 two months ago, we are now releasing its counterpart in the 1/500 scale. What the Boeing C-17 is for the US president, for instance as a transporter for his heavy Lincoln state limousine – was in the 90s the AN-124 of the new Russia. The 4 x 230 kN rated D-185-turbofans give the cargo plane, also called “Ruslan” a payload of up to 124 tons. The original AN-124-100 received the registration RA-82072, but remained in the government fleet for only a short time because the operating costs for this giant could no longer be justified. Since 1999, it has been an asset of the semi-commercial Antonov Design Bureau again, from where it is brokered worldwide for the most demanding charter operations.
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Toegevoegd op 27 november, 2008.
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