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Old 02-26-2010, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default an225 whats, the progress on the 2nd one?

google maps shows the airframe to now be missing its wingroots
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compared to these photos on anet

(2008) - looks like the only progress in these 4 years is that its moved outside lol



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Old 02-27-2010, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If she does ever take to the skies I'd be amazed...
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol I saw that photo on A.net too and looked it up, according to wikipedia (so I don't know how reliable it is....) By 2000, it had become apparent of the need for additional An-225 capacity, the decision was made in September 2006 to complete the second An-225. The second airframe was scheduled for completion around 2008, then delayed. By August 2009, the aircraft had not been completed and work had been abandoned.

It would have been interesting to see the second An-225, I heard the tail design was different compared to the first: The design of the second An-225 included a rear cargo door and a redesigned tail with a single vertical stabilizer. It would be more effective for cargo transportation.

So most likely...it would eventually be scrapped for spare parts or metal?

Off topic, did anyone see the movie 2012, an An-225 was in there....or should I say "An-500" haha, maybe this plane would be completed till then.
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