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    World's largest aeroplane destroyed.

    Is it my imagination or crook eyesight but has the Flight Section Disappeared? Dare I say, has it crashed?


    Anyway I found this interesting & some folk in OZ may have seen her.


    World's largest airplane reportedly destroyed in Ukraine - Fire Aviation

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Is it my imagination or crook eyesight but has the Flight Section Disappeared?
    Probably something to do with inhaling freon over the years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Probably something to do with inhaling freon over the years?
    More likely the Anesthetic effect of Methyl Chloride, certainly not Sulphur Dioxide.

    Just had my annual Eye test which passed with Flying colours, but really I suspect it was the fact that "Flight" is out there on a limb to the right & I was concentrating on the LH column.

    Methyl Chloride is a colorless, flammable, toxic gas that was used widely as a refrigerant and has many current industrial applications, including use as a local anesthetic, a chemical intermediate in silicone polymer production and drug manufacturing, an extractant for oils and resins, a solvent in butyl rubber and .

    Funny place to have it in the "Parking Lot" though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Is it my imagination or crook eyesight but has the Flight Section Disappeared?


    Anyway I found this interesting & some folk in OZ may have seen her.


    World's largest airplane reportedly destroyed in Ukraine - Fire Aviation
    Thats such a massive shame. It'll be interesting to hear if they do rebuild it or if it is unrepairable.
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    On the (very) rare occasion it graced the UAE it used to sit right outside my office window. I could stand on the balcony and hit it with a stone and I've got a pretty lame throw.
    It was a magnificent beast, and it's smaller brothers (AN-124) were almost as formidable. I used to see them weekly.

    Very sad to see its demise, but I believe they have enough spares to practically build another one. Here's hoping.

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    Hopefully all is not lost. The partially completed second airframe might not be in the same hangar that was destroyed...

    Antonov An-225: Enormous, unfinished plane lies hidden in hangar | CNN Travel
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    I actually tried to find proof of the AN - 225's destruction...only heresay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slunnie View Post
    Thats such a massive shame. It'll be interesting to hear if they do rebuild it or if it is unrepairable.
    Yeah, they may have a Pressurisation problem for a start if some inconsiderate bastard Ivan used her for target practice with an AK.

    I read that the crowd who operate them has another dozen of the smaller models.



    Blimey, I hope they got those away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cripesamighty View Post
    Hopefully all is not lost. The partially completed second airframe might not be in the same hangar that was destroyed...

    Antonov An-225: Enormous, unfinished plane lies hidden in hangar | CNN Travel

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    Pavlo Fedykovych, CNN Updated 4th September 2018

    A lot has happened since then.


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    Has the AN-225 been destroyed?
    The world's largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225, has been destroyed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Sunday (Feb. 27).9 hours ago



    So who can say? I hope it isn't the case.

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    Yeah bugger awesome plane for sure.

    I've seen the 124's in real life but never the 225.

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