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Revealed: A first image of Slon, the proposed new Russian super heavy freighter

Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) has published an image of Slon (Elephant), the country’s proposed advanced super heavy transport aircraft which, it is hoped, will eventually supersede the iconic Antonov An-124 heavy lifter. The scientific institute has created an aerodynamic representative model of the new aircraft and is preparing for wind tunnel testing, according to the official statement. The new aircraft is being designed to outperform the Ruslan’s useable 120-tonne load… ( More...

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