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The Antonov An124, the king of oversized cargo


An Antonov Airlines An124 taxiing on Marseille Provence Airport on a sunny day
An124 manoeuvring on the taxiway of Marseille Airport

This aircraft is capable of carrying up to 150,000kg of cargo for a maximum take-off weight of more than 400,000kg. It is powered by 4 Progress D-18T turbofan engines, each producing 23 metric tons of thrusw cargo airlines. The An124 often visits Marseille airport for helicopter deliveries to clients around the world. The An124 can carry every helicopter manufactured by Airbus to up to 10,000km.

An Antonov Airlines An124 cargo plane takes off from Marseille airport to deliver helicopters
The An124 takes off from Marseille airport filled with helicopters for delivery

The airplane on the photos is operated by Antonov Airlines, an airline created by Antonov Design Bureau the manufacturer of the An124.

The An124 is capable of carrying up to 150,000kg of cargo with a maximum take-off weight of more than 400,000kg. It is powered by 4 Progress D-18T turbofan engines, each producing 23 metric tons of thrust.

Close up of an Antonov Airlines An124 Condor Taking off in blue sky
The An124 has 24 wheels to support its Maximum Take-Off Weight of 400,000kg !

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