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Antonov An-124 Ruslan (RA-82081)


RA-82081 arriving as VDA1994 into East Midlands. 11/05/2019


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Alan Hume
Check out the undercarriage! Aaah, those Russians!
Pablo Rogina
@Alan Hume not very different from the C-5 Galaxy undercarriage. Aaah, those Americans!
Don Hines
Only the Russians had it first. Ahh, those Russians.
The more interesting feature are the twin nose wheels. There were some designers in the US who claimed it could not be done. The total weight of a large aircraft is limited by how much weight a single truck nose wheel can carry. You will notice that there are no US aircraft with a twin nose wheels. By the way, just because the Russians designed twin nose wheels doesn't mean they work well. There are only a couple of Russian transports that have such nose gear.
jim garrity
Just......Aaah it! Cool to watch!!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-May-2019 UnknownFrankfurt-Hahn ()Domodedovo Int'l () 21:48 CEST 02:02 MSK (+1) 3:14
19-May-2019 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Frankfurt-Hahn () 13:12 CEST 14:51 CEST 1:38
17-May-2019 UnknownCayenne-Rochambeau ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 21:10 -03 11:27 CEST (+1) 9:17
14-May-2019 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Cayenne-Rochambeau () 07:53 CEST 11:47 -03 8:53
11-May-2019 UnknownHamad Int'l ()East Midlands () 14:50 +03 20:41 BST 7:51
09-May-2019 UnknownLiege ()Hamad Int'l () 23:15 CEST 07:13 +03 (+1) 6:58
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