An-225 Mriya

Finished at last!


The Soviet Union built the massive An-225 Mriya as a transport for their Buran shuttle and booster rockets. It was largely based on Antonov's already-giant transport, the An-124. Once the Buran program fell through and the Soviet Union broke down, the single completed An-225 passed eventually to Antonov Airlines, who now operate it as a heavy cargo lifter. The An-225 holds the records for heaviest gross weight and takeoff weight, so even though the Spruce Goose had a wider wingspan, the Mriya is generally considered the largest aircraft ever made.


This model is 1:100 scale. At 106 studs long and 110 stud wingspan, I guess this might be considered my first SHIP


Built for the Military Group's 2011 contest

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Taken on May 26, 2011