Antonov An-225 Mriya is the biggest plane in the world. It holds the title of both the heaviest aircraft ever built and the largest wingspan of any aircraft currently in service. Let’s now look at the top 7 biggest plane in the world and its details.
1. Antonov An-225 Mriya
Antonov 225 is considered the biggest plane in the world, it is considered one of the monster cargo planes. It is one of the heaviest aircraft capable of bearing a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes. It’s incredibly fantastic to see. It also has the longest wing compared to other aircraft. This aircraft was designed to carry space aeroplanes.
2. Lockheed C-5A Galaxy
This aircraft is the biggest military transport aircraft. This was first made by Lockheed. Now it is kept under watch by Lockheed Martin. The plane weighs 172400 kg. Its wingspans are up to 68 meters long. It is normally used by United State Air Force. It has 12 indoor wings tank, which is used for air refuelling. The weight of the entire plane is distributed to 28 wheels. The length of the plane is 75.31 meters and its height is 19.84 meters. It takes a takeoff roll of 1600 meters.
3. Airbus A380
Initially, the name of the plane was Airbus A3XX, later the name is changed to Airbus A-360. Airbus A380 is a huge 14-engine aircraft built by the European Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The plane can accommodate 555 passengers at a time, and its fuel capacity is 320000 litres. The length of the plane is 73 meters and its wingspan area is 79.75 meters. Now, this aircraft has its pride with countries like Germany, France, and Spain.
4. Boeing 747 Dreamlifter
This aircraft is manufactured by the Boeing Commercial Airplane. The first flight was done on 9 September 2006. The height is 70 feet, and the take-off run is 2804 meters. The fuel capacity is 200,000 litres. The wings are 64.4 meters long with a length of 71.68 meters. The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter has 4 powerful engines.
5. Airbus Beluga
Airbus Beluga is also known as Airbus Super Transporter. The cost to build the plane was 183 million euros. Its engines, wings, gears and many other parts are similar to the Airbus A300. The length of the aircraft is 56.15 meters. Its weight is 86.5 tons with a fuel capacity of approximately about 35000 litres.
6. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a big military transport aircraft. It was made by McDonnell Douglas for United State Air Force (USAF). It is used for strategic airlift in which there are Army weapons, armour troops and their other goods are taken from one place to another. There are 3 crew members – Pilot, Co-pilot and One LoadMaster involved in the operations. Its length is 53 meters and the wingspan is 51.75 meters. The height of the aircraft is 16.8 meters with a fuel capacity of up to 135,000 litres.
7. McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender
The national origin of this aircraft is the United States. Its manufacturer is McDonnell Douglas. The first flight was on July 12, 1980, and its first use was made by the United State Air Force (USAF) and Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF). The crew has 4 member aircraft commanders, co-pilots, flight engineers and boom operators. The length of the aircraft is 55.35 meters with a wingspan of 50.41 meters. The fuel capacity is close to 1,60,000 allowing a good long journey.