Questions tagged [antonov-225]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...