Monday, March 06, 2017

Australian International Air Show 2017 - Volga Dnepr Antonov AN-124-100 Ruslan RA-82046

Continuing our focus on 'Australian International Air Show 2017', this post takes a brief look at the largest aircraft to attend the event at Avalon Airport, Volga Dnepr Antonov AN-124-100 Ruslan RA-82046.

By any comparison, an Antonov AN-124-100 Ruslan is a massive aircraft, and arguably among the more notable aviation engineering feats of the modern era, and reportedly remains the largest military aircraft in production.

With 55 aircraft manufactured to date, primary users of the Antonov AN-124-100 consist of the Russian Air Force, Antonov Airlines (Antonov Design Bureau) and Volga Dnepr.