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Antonov An-124 Ruslan (RA-82081)

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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.
westcoasthori
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
21-Aug-2019 A124Snohomish County ()Rickenbacker Intl () 15:48 PDT 23:07 EDT 4:18
20-Aug-2019 A124Rickenbacker Intl ()Snohomish County () 20:42 EDT 22:37 PDT 4:55
16-Aug-2019 A124Snohomish County ()Rickenbacker Intl () 11:50 PDT 18:55 EDT 4:04
13-Aug-2019 A124Rickenbacker Intl ()Snohomish County () 17:12 EDT 19:11 PDT 4:58
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