Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

7 Of The World's Largest Planes That Should Be Too Big To Fly.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

Powered by six turbofan engines, it is the biggest commercially used freighter in the world. With the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service today, it has a maximum takeoff capacity of 710 tons. There is the only one operational AN-255 in the world which has set over 200 world records.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

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Tupolev Tu-160

The Tupolev Design Bureau in the former Soviet Union designed this supersonic strategic bomber. It is the largest and heaviest Mach 2+ supersonic aircraft ever built. Due to its maneuverability and anti-white flash, it was designated as the White Swan. The main purpose of this aircraft was to deliver nuclear and conventional weapons in the deep continental theaters of operation. It has all weather operational capabilities you'd need to withstand just about anything Mother Nature throws at it.

Tupolev Tu-160

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