DT Video: Antonov An-124 Airlifter


Hope you guys are enjoying your weekend so far. Check out this DT video tour of one of the world's most commonly used heavy airlifters; the Soviet-designed and Ukranian-built Antonov An-124 Ruslan.

The civil-operated An-124s are frequently chartered by the Pentagon to transport heavy military equipment like tanks and helicopters into war zones when the U.S. Air Force's strategic lifters aren't available.

More than 40 of the birds are in service around the globe operated by the Russian air force and several private companies around the globe.

Check out the picture of an An-124 (the second biggest cargo jet on earth after the six-engined An-225) swallowing the fuselage of a massive Airbus A380 superjumbo to get a sense of just how massive the Ukranian jet is:

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