(4K) Unboxing Antonov An-225 Mriya | Herpa 1:400 Scale Model Review | World's Largest Cargo Airplane

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Ever since childhood I have been both an avgeek and also an avid model airplane / toy airplane collector. That enjoyment of model airplanes has stayed with me into adulthood and probably will now be with me for life as is so often the case for those of us that enjoy airplanes and model airplanes. I may not always be actively adding to the collection, but I'm always looking for the next addition even if purchases come years apart. I enjoy airliners primarily but I've been known to add a few other miscellaneous pieces to the collection as opportunity allows. Usually, for diecast or metal models, I like the 1:400 scale since it allows me to collect more and they aren't as expensive as the larger 1:200 scale airplane models although I do have a few of the larger ones.

I've been wanting a good quality 1:400 scale of the Antonov An-225 for some time now and its recent return to the skies and even more recent visit to Anchorage and Montreal Mirabel inspired me to step up my search for one of these. I had some great fun especially those days 4/30 - 5/2 flighttracking the AN-225's two trips through ANC and being able to see it arrive and depart on the Anchorage/Lake Hood Webcam. If I could've made it up there to see it in person I would've and what a video it would've been since it twice landed and took off right in front of one of my all time
favorite planespotting locations!!

The one and only...
Antonov Airlines (Antonov Design Bureau) Antonov An-225 Mriya
REG: UR-82060
MSN: 19530503763

I purchased mine from AirHubStore.com
https://airhubstore.com/aircraft-models/antonov-models/an-225-mriya

Other distributors I personally like and highly
recommend are EZtoys.com and diecastairplane.com

Flight Tracking / Planespotting info:
https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A225
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UR82060
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-82060
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/tracking-the-antonov-an-225-the-worlds-largest-cargo-aircraft/

Fun facts:
- Heaviest aircraft ever built with a maximum takeoff weight of around 640,000 kg or 1,410,958 lbs
- Empty it weighs 628,317 lbs 285,000 kg
- Cargo hold 46,000 cu ft.
- Largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service at 290 ft
- Height is 59 ft 5 in
- Powered by 6 Progress D-18T turbofans 51,600 lbf thrust each
309,600 lbf of thrust total
- 36,000 ft service ceiling
- Cruise speed is around 500 mph 430 knots
- Range is around 8300 nmi 9600 mi with full fuel avabl
- 200 tons payload and it drops to around 2500 mi

Here's some favorite Antonov An-225
links for your reading and viewing pleasure:

Antonov An-225 Pictures
https://www.airliners.net/search?keywords=ur-82060
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/keyword/Antonov%20An-225

Antonov An-225 statistics and information:
https://www.antonov-airlines.com/our-fleet/an-225
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya
http://www.military-today.com/aircraft/an_225.htm
https://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/antonov-an-225-mriya/389
https://www.aircharterservice.com/aircraft-guide/cargo/antonov-ukraine/antonovan-225
https://interestingengineering.com/the-amazing-antonov-an-225-the-worlds-largest-cargo-plane
https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraines-giant-freight-plane-works-overtime-during-pandemic/30581731.html
https://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/an225hta/

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a32162223/antonov-225-mriya/
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/tracking-the-antonov-an-225-the-worlds-largest-cargo-aircraft/
https://simpleflying.com/antonov-225-medical-aid-flights/
https://www.businessinsider.com/antonov-an-225-mriya-worlds-largest-cargo-plane-history-details-2020-4


Anchorage International Airport PANC/ANC
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2020/05/01/worlds-largest-airplane-stops-in-anchorage-on-its-way-to-canada-with-medical-supplies/
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Worlds-largest-cargo-plane-landing-in-Anchorage-570097121.html

Fairbanks International Airport PAFA/FAI
https://www.webcenter11.com/content/news/Worlds-larges-aircraft-lands-in-Fairbanks-after-being-diverted-from-Anchorage--570149501.html

Aircraft has also recently visited:
Gostomel / Hostomel Antonov Airport UKKM
Almaty International Airport UAAA/ALA
Tianjin Binhai International Airport ZBTJ/TSN
Leipzig/Halle Airport EDDP/LEJ
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