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Old 12-15-2019, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stratolaunch vs Antonov An-225

So this twin-hull stick is being touted as the "largest aircraft in the world."

I disagree.

The reason I feel so, is because the Stratolaunch consists of two aircraft attached to one another via a main wing. Whereas the Antonov is one single fuselage, and its bulk is substantially more than the Stratolaunch.

Let me know what you think. Is it proper to designate the Stratolaunch as the "world's largest" just based upon its footprint alone? I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts.

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Old 12-16-2019, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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But you have to account fro Male Inches and Female Inches.
A male inch is considerabley larger.
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Default Re: Stratolaunch vs Antonov An-225

By the link you provided, it sounds like its the largest in terms of Wing Span? The AN-225 is just a massive piece of machinery.

I don't know, Just my thoughts. I'd like to see them next to eachother.
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The An225 is longer, higher, has a far larger fuselage and a 60 tons higher MTOW.
That's enough for me to call the Antonov the bigger aircraft.
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Good input so far. Yes, it would seem that the only thing that would be considered larger is the wingspan. That alone does not, to me, constitute a larger aircraft.

For instance, the 747-8i is longer than the A380, but yet the Airbus is indeed the larger of the two in terms of sheer volume and bulk.
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I believe the Airlander is longest but as a hybrid airship does that count?


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I've seen that flying butt on television before. Bruce Dickinson had a hand in its development. I suppose it is the largest, in terms of volume when inflated, but I don't think it's rigid. Is it?
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Antonov is bigger imo. And if you have the Antonov, you can also take your locomotive with you as you fly ��
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