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ANTONOV An-124 Ruslan

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Name An-124 Ruslan
Manufacturer ANTONOV
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 5

Manufacturered as:

ANTONOV An-124 Ruslan

ANTONOV An-124 Ruslan

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


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.

Technical Data

Wing span 73.3 m240.486 ft <br />
Length 69.1 m226.706 ft <br />
Height 20.78 m68.176 ft <br />
Powerplant 4 x ZMKB Progress D-18T (229 kN) 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)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 140 kts IAS 160 kts IAS 270 kts IAS 270 kts MACH 0.72 TAS 467 kts MACH 0.72 IAS 290 kts IAS 250 kts Vapp (IAS) 140 kts
Distance 3000 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 800 m
MTOW 405000405,000 kg <br />405 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL390 ROD 1500 ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 89008,900 nm <br />16,482,800 m <br />16,482.8 km <br />54,077,427.861 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A124

  • A124, Zaragoza Spain, 2010 (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.)