Top 10 Largest Planes in the World
Largest plane is a plane with super-large size and capable of carrying hundreds of passengers. In recorded history, there are several companies that make the largest plane. Since the Wright brothers first discovered the plane, until recently the aircraft has evolved into one of the most efficient means of transportation. Here is a list of top 10 largest planes in the world.
10. Boeing 377
The Boeing 377 is ranked as the tenth largest plane. Boeing 377, also called the Stratocruiser, is an aircraft that was built after World War II. It was developed from C-97 Stratofreighter, the military derivative B-29 Superfortress used to transport troops. Stratocruiser was the first flight on July 8, 1947.
9. Boeing 314 Clipper
Boeing 314 Clipper was ranked as the ninth largest plane. Boeing 314 Clipper is one of the largest planes manufactured by Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941. Aircraft engine has 850 horsepower original (630 kW) Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp radial engines with more powerful 1600 horsepower (1,200 kW) Wright Twin Cyclone.
8. Antonov An-22 Antei
Antonov An-22 Antei is ranked eighth as the largest plane. Antonov An-22 Antei is the world’s heaviest aircraft, until the advent of American C-5 Galaxy and later the Soviet An-124. This aircraft first appeared outside the Soviet Union in 1965 Paris Air shows.
7. Antonov An-124
Antonov An-124 is ranked as the seventh largest plane. Antonov An-124 is a strategic airlift jet. It was designed by Ukraine’s Antonov design bureau RSK, part of the Soviet Union. This is one of the largest planes in the world.
6. Antonov An-70
Antonov An-70 is ranked as the sixth largest plane. Antonov An-70 uses a four-engine medium-range, and the first large aircraft powered by engines propane. The first prototype first flight occurred on December 16, 1994 in Kiev, Ukraine.
5. Airbus A380
Airbus A380 is ranked as the fifth largest plane. Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a two-level plane, with four engines are able to carry 850 passengers in single class configuration or 555 passengers in three class configuration. The aircraft was carrying out the maiden flight on 27 April 2005 and has started commercial flights in late 2007 after a delayed several times. This aircraft is also a commercial aircraft (passenger aircraft), the largest ever made.
4. Airbus A340
Airbus A340 is ranked as the fourth largest plane. Airbus A340 is a large commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. Has a design similar to the type Airbus A340 A330 but uses four engines are not just two like the A330. Intended to replace the previous generation aircraft like the Boeing 747 but the last variant is now competing with the Boeing 777. More than 370 A340 operated worldwide in September 2010.
3. Airbus Beluga
Airbus Beluga is ranked third as the largest plane. Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga is a version of the A300-600 aircraft flying a modified standard big to transport parts and cargo aircraft equipment is overloaded. The first time is called the Super Transporter, but in the end the name Beluga became popular and is now used officially.
2. Super Guppy Aero Spacelines
Super Guppy Aero Spacelines ranked second as the largest plane. Spacelines Aero Super Guppy is a large, wide-body cargo aircraft used to transport outsized cargo components.
1. Antonov An-225
Antonov An-225 is the largest plane ever made. Antonov An-225 Mriya (Ukrainian: Антонов Ан Мрія-225) is the largest plane in the world. Formerly this aircraft used to transport the Buran space shuttle to replace Myasishchev VM-T. But along with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the Buran project was discontinued in 1993 this aircraft was forced to not operate (not shown) for almost 8 years. In 2001, the aircraft was re-operated with a heavy carrier flight number UR-82 060 (previously СССР-82 060) until now. Antonov An-225 Mriya is the largest plane.