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Is pitot and static pressure brought up to cockpit of Antonov 225 for the instruments?

Onboard the Antonov An-225, was the pitot and static pressure brought to the cockpit for the instruments such as airspeed indicators etc,. Or did the An-225 use remote indication through the use of ...
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What was the flying instrument panel layout type behind the yoke onboard the Antonov 225?

Was the layout of the instrument panel considered to be basic T type and what were the instruments on it? Does this image below shows the correct instruments on the instrument panel?
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Are these two objects in cockpit of Antonov - AN 225 Mriya fans for air? What is their purpose?

In the above image, we can see two black objects that look like ceiling fans. This is just a reference image, but I am pretty sure that I have also seen small table fans mounted in cockpits of large ...
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Where are the fuel tanks located in an Antonov An-225?

Does anyone have answer for where the fuel tanks are located on the Antonov An-225? (photo attached for explanation if anyone could) Would love to know how many tanks are on the aircraft and how the ...
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Is/why isn't the Antonov 124 to 225 wing upgrade method common?

I'm told that wing redesigns (edit: for tapered, swept wings) are difficult, so variants of a model often do with a common wing optimized for the middle member. But then I read the following: Based ...
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In Antonov An-225, why there are radioactive / nuclear signs?

Looking at some An-225 images, i see some radioactive signs near the nose radome. Why they are there? I'm sure it doesn't have a nuclear reactor on board or any nuclear medical equipment. The only ...
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An-225 antenna layout

Does anyone have a good reference or information about the antenna layout on the An-225? Particularly interested whether the VOR antennas are up on the V-Stabs, or somewhere more creative. Thanks in ...
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Why does An-225 (Mriya) perform a low-pass on its landings?

Today was a big event for aviation fans where I live (Warsaw, Poland, EPWA). We have had a visit of Antonov 225 (Mriya). Today, but also as I saw in other videos, it often (always?) performs a low-...
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What is the stall speed of the Antonov An-225?

Under certain circumstances - maximum gross weight, unaccelerated 1G flight, clean configuration (landing gear up and flaps)? Indicated airspeed (KIAS) of course.
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What is the aerodynamic reason that the An-225's vertical stabilizers are not simply vertical?

I am trying to understand the aerodynamic consideration that the two vertical stabilizers of this gigantic Antonov An-225 are not simply made vertical and are slightly pointing in. Then my questions ...
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Does the Antonov An-225 have an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)?

Most APUs are installed in the rear, see the above image of an Airbus A380 as an example. On the An-225, no APU exhaust is visible at the rear of the aircraft. So does the An-225 have an APU, and if ...
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What are those bumps on top of the Antonov-225?

What are those bumps on top of the Antonov-225? What are they for? And what are they called?
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Why does the Antonov AN-225 not have any winglets?

Winglets provide a lift boost that would be useful to a plane of this size. But the An-255 does not have any winglets. Why is it so?
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Why was the An-225 built when the VM-T Atlant already did the job?

The Soviet Buran program decided to use a carrier aircraft to move their orbiter and Energia tanks similarly to the American Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. However, the Soviet Union built two types to do ...
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Why does the Antonov 225 needs 6 crew members?

Why does the Antonov 225 need 6 flight deck crew? What are they called and what do they do?
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Why do the B747 of NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircrafts (SCAs) need additional vertical stabilizer?

Here is picture of B747 SCA of NASA and the AN-225 SCA. There are additional vertical stabilizer in the tip of the elevator to the Boeing's, while the AN-225 is designed with the vertical stabilizer ...
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Why there are nearly no upper wing jetliners? [duplicate]

Whenever I look at the western airliners. All of their wings are always mounted on the lower part of the fuselage except the Dash 8 series which have turbo props. But the Soviet jetliners have their ...
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Why the Antonov AN-225 has negative dihedral wings combined with a positive dihedral horizontal stabilizer?

I know the reason why it has negative dihedral wings, but I do not really know why it is combined with a positive dihedral horizontal stabilzer, which are the benefits this configuration provides?
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Could the An-225 use Trent 500 engines?

Currently, the Antonov An-225 Mriya is being produced with Progress D-18T engines, rated at 229 kN each. However, I've looked at the A340 and I love its Trent 500 engines. But the Trent 556, rated at ...
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How do tugs push back the Antonov 225?

How do tugs push back aircraft with 2 nose gears such as the Antonov 225?
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How much bigger could you realistically make the Antonov 225? [duplicate]

The Antonov 225 is the largest cargo plane in the world. But how much bigger could you REALISTICALLY make it if money wasn't a problem? Could it be say twice as wide? Carry twice the weight? What ...
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Why is the Antonov 225 (almost) always chocked at the third wheel?

Recently I was looking over pictures where the An-225 is parked (because that's a normal thing for a normal person to spend their time doing). I noticed that the chocks are almost always placed around ...
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How can the Antonov AN 225 only have 2 nose wheels?

I was watching the video of the AN 225 unloading at Perth airport this weekend, and it suddenly occurred to me that there are about a zillion rear wheels on the aircraft, yet only 2 nose wheels? ...
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What are the spiky things on the back of the Antonov-225 vertical stabilizers?

On the Antonov-225's split vertical stabilizers, there is a 'spiked' structure pointing directly rearwards (as you can see below). What is the purpose of these two structures? source
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Why does An-225 have anhedral wings though it is a cargo aircraft?

What are the rationale behind this anhedral high mounted wing configuration? Is that usual for very large carge aircraft?
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What is the usage ratio of the An-225 Mriya?

Does anyone have data on how much time the An-225 (only one was produced; it is currently the largest aircraft in the world) spends flying/on missions and how much it waits for customers? This is a ...
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