Antonov An-124 Ruslan

ICAO aircraft code A124
Manufacturer Antonov
Country Ukraine
New price USD 80 million

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Russian: Антонов Ан-124 Руслан, lit. ’Ruslan’; NATO reporting name: Condor) is a large, strategic airlift, four-engined aircraft that was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR).


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Antonov An-124 Ruslan Specifications

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ICAO aircraft code
1986 - 2004
New purchase price
USD 80 million

Aircraft performance

4x 4 × Ivchenko Progress D-18T turbofans
51,600 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
467 Kts
865 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
140 Kts
Travel range:
8,900 Nm
16,483 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.09 Nm / gallon
0.044 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
39,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1300 feet / minute
6.60meter / second
Take Off Distance:
3000 meter - 9,842.40 feet
Landing Distance:
900 meter - 2,952.72 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
405,000 Kg
892,863 lbs
Max Payload:
136,078 Kg
299,998 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
92,130 gallon
348,749 liter
Baggage Volume:
33 m3 / 1,165 ft3

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About the Antonov An-124 Ruslan

Designed by the venerable Antonov design bureau for the Soviet military, the Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Russian: Антонов Ан-124 Руслан, lit. ’Ruslan’; NATO reporting name: Condor) is a strategic airlift military aircraft that remains one of the largest airplanes ever produced. It can carry around 150 tonnes of supplies, including 88 passengers in the aft cabin behind the wing section. Power is provided by four high bypass turbofan jet engines, each producing over 50,000 pounds of lift force.

The An-124 was the heaviest commercial airplane in mass production until it was surpassed by the Boeing 747-8F freighter in 2011. It is the largest military cargo airplane in service, and with a 20% larger cargo hold, the An-124 can haul more load than the Lockheed C–5 Galaxy military transport. Production of more An-124 stopped in 2014 due to ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia. However, the An-124 continues to operate flying missions for the Russian military and commercial cargo charters.

Fun fact: An-124s are used to transport finished Maglev trains from Germany to China.

The An-124 is one of the largest aircraft ever made.

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