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Name An-124 Ruslan
Manufacturer ANTONOV
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi

Also manufacturered as:

ANTONOV An-124 Ruslan

ANTONOV An-124 Ruslan

ANTONOV An-124 Ruslan ANTONOV An-124 Ruslan 3D

Image source: IANS


Heavylift freighter. In service since 1987. Antonovs heavylift freighter development to replace the An-22. An-124 configuration is similar to the LOCKHEAD C-5 Galaxy. Only a limited number built and remain in service. Range with max payload is 3200nm, with 120t the range is 5200nm and with 40t range is 11900nm.


Aircraft name An-124 Ruslan
ICAO code/WTC A124 / H
Manufacturer ANTONOV
Type code/APC L4J / C

Technical Data

Wing span 73.3 m240.486 ft
Length 69.1 m226.706 ft
Height 21.1 m69.226 ft
Powerplant 4 x 229 kN ZMKB Progress D-18T turbofans.
Engine model Progress D-18T

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 140 kts IAS 160 kts IAS 270 kts IAS 270 kts MACH 0.72 TAS 430 kts MACH 0.72 IAS 290 kts IAS 250 kts Vth (IAS) 140 kts
Distance 2800 m ROC 800 ft/min ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 900 ft/min ROC 500 ft/min MACH 0.78 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 2000 ft/min MCS 250 kts Distance 900 m
MTOW 405000 kg Ceiling FL390 ROD 1500 ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 3200 NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A124

  • A124, Zaragoza Spain, 2010 (GND HF) (On 20 April 2010, the left wing of an Antonov Design Bureau An124-100 which was taxiing in to park after a night landing at Zaragoza under marshalling guidance was in collision with two successive lighting towers on the apron. Both towers and the left wingtip of the aircraft were damaged. The subsequent investigation attributed the collision to allocation of an unsuitable stand and lack of appropriate guidance markings.)
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