This airplane is ENORMOUS

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Antonov An-225 Mriya
Wingspan: 290′ 0″
Length: 276′
Weight: 628,300 lbs
Top speed: 528 mph
Unit cost: 200,000,000–250,000,000 USD (2013)
Did you know: There is only one operational AN-225 in the world.chapman-freeborn.com



TAKEOFF:

LANDING:


Can you imagine seeing this thing in the sky in person? Or piloting it? It's like a real life mothra. 😱 😱 😱

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Technically the Hughes H4 doesn't necessarily fly like most would consider a plane, it basically rides on ground effect a few meters of the ground.
University data modeling has been done showing it could indeed fly and fuffill the role Howard Hughes claimed it could do (be a tank/heavy equipment transport) though it sounds like it would have been an absolutle brute to fly. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-26025939
 
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University data modeling has been done showing it could indeed fly and fuffill the role Howard Hughes claimed it could do (be a tank/heavy equipment transport) though it sounds like it would have been an absolutle brute to fly. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-26025939
Hrmmmmm…..they are saying given it's weight, shape and thrust yeh it would have flown, but I don't see anywhere whether the actual loading on the structures of the plane would have handled it, that not keeping the wings 'level would send it into spiral which would rip them off' doesn't sound very convincing considering you kind of need to be able to bank to turn...….
 

Redneckerz

Those long posts don't cover that red neck boy
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The Messerschmitt Me 323 Giant is also cute:



And elaborating on Big things Nazi's thought of: We know the Maus, right? Well, the nazi's were thinking of even bigger tanks, called Landkreuzers (Or Landcruisers), and so they thought of P1000 Ratte and P1500 Monster. The Ratte would be 1000 ton and Monster 1500. By comparison, the Maus already weighed in at 128 tons and a Jagdtiger was 70 tons, which is already upper boundary for most modern tanks. Here is a crude size comparison:


And that's just the Ratte. The Monster was even larger, and would fire 800 mm shells. Size comparison:
This shell was actually used on the Schwerer Gustav railroad gun, which actually did exist. To put that in scale together with a OTR-21 Tochka SRBM launcher:


And in real world:



That thing is straight up Japanese sci-fi sizes of WTF.
 
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The Messerschmitt Me 323 Giant is also cute:



And elaborating on Big things Nazi's thought of: We know the Maus, right? Well, the nazi's were thinking of even bigger tanks, called Landkreuzers (Or Landcruisers), and so they thought of P1000 Ratte and P1500 Monster. The Ratte would be 1000 ton and Monster 1500. By comparison, the Maus already weighed in at 128 tons and a Jagdtiger was 70 tons, which is already upper boundary for most modern tanks. Here is a crude size comparison:


And that's just the Ratte. The Monster was even larger, and would fire 800 mm shells. Size comparison:
This shell was actually used on the Schwerer Gustav railroad gun, which actually did exist. To put that in scale together with a OTR-21 Tochka SRBM launcher:


And in real world:



That thing is straight up Japanese sci-fi sizes of WTF.
Ah, the wonderful world of Kraut Space Magic.
 
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