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Ruslan landed at the Warsaw airport. The giant on the bow has the inscription “Be brave like Kherson”

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The Ukrainian An-124 Ruslan – one of the largest aircraft in the world – landed at Warsaw Chopin Airport. The gigantic machine can weigh up to 400 tons with a load. As the tvnwarszawa.pl reporter found out, the plane flew to Poland from the USA, it also had stops in Iceland and England.

The plane of the Ukrainian airline Antonov Airlines landed on Sunday at the Chopin airport in Warsaw. As our reporter noticed, the giant machine on the bow has the inscription: “Be brave like Kherson” (“be brave like Kherson”). The plane is in Ukrainian colors, with the Ukrainian flag.

He flew from the USA, he also landed in Iceland

– The plane took off on Saturday from the United States. He landed in Iceland and England, where he refueled. From there today (on Sunday – ed.) he set off to Poland. He flew to Warsaw in the morning and after a few hours of parking he flew towards the west, reported tvnwarszawa.pl Artur Węgrzynowicz. – His visit brought together a large group of photographers. This is not the first time this plane has landed in Poland. Each appearance of such a large machine causes interest among spotters – added our reporter.

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As we described An-124 Ruslan transport plane on tvn24.pl at the time of its maiden flight in 1982, it became the largest aircraft in the world, dethroning the American Lokheed Galaxy C-5. With a maximum load, the An-124 can weigh up to 400 tons. Its wingspan is over 73 meters and its length is almost 70 meters.

Only Mriya was bigger

It was larger than the average block of flats and could easily carry several locomotives over distances of many thousands of miles. An-225 Mriya was the world’s largest airplane. There was only one copy of it – a symbol of Soviet technical thought. It belonged to Ukraine. It was destroyed in the first days of Russian aggression. Mriya, however, is to be rebuilt.

Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz / tvnwarszawa.pl

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