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World’s only Antonov AN-225 Mriya Destroyed

Old 5th Mar 2022, 11:11
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"Never more than a couple of kilometres from the crowd line she turned and banked and; the sound!! Majestic"
The Farnborough commentator's remarks totally echoed my own feelings as it banked.

"Reminiscent of the great French
Latécoère flying boats"

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Old 5th Mar 2022, 11:20
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It really is marvellous what mankind has been able do with a bernoulli when it puts it mind to it.
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Old 5th Mar 2022, 14:52
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I saw her at Le Bourget in 1989 when she brought Buran across. It was awe inspiring to watch her get airborne and fly a similar display to that which she carried out a year later at Farnborough -but with the shuttle on her back.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 21:06
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Pilot is blaming the management for ignoring the warnings and it could have been relocated, more here


https://simpleflying.com/an-225-destruction-blame/


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Old 24th Mar 2022, 20:26
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Antonov have taken the initiative to restore the An-225 Mriya. They say it is important for several reasons.
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"‼️✈️ The Antonov plant took the initiative to restore the legendary An-225 (Mriya) aircraft, which was destroyed during the battles for Gostomel.

This was stated by General Director of the State Enterprise Antonov Sergey Bychkov.

According to him, "there is every reason for this - design and scientific and technical documentation, and most importantly, the presence, great desire and inspiration of the team."

Bychkov proposed to establish the International Fund for the revival of the An-225 Mriya transport aircraft."


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Old 24th Mar 2022, 22:04
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Yes, more here.

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Old 1st Apr 2022, 13:39
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NEW Hostemel UAV footage showing AN-22, AN-124 and Myra

NEW Hostemel UAV footage showing AN-22, AN-124 and Myra

The AN-22 looks relatively undamaged. Myra looks like it's the front that's gone up to the centre section. it looks like Antonov's new An-132D might be tucked in behind the AN-22

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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 16:09
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AN-225 destroyed video

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-60968543
at Hostomel,
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 23:49
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They have sacked the head of Antonov and he is now under investigation for failing to evacuate the aircraft.
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 00:26
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Originally Posted by A0283 View Post
Not much there to salvage, save perhaps parts of the wing. Recreating it will be a tall (and very expensive) task, even with the partially built one still in the factory...
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 00:46
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Originally Posted by Lexif View Post
Video taken from a similar position as this previous tweet, so we can compare. Terrible scenes of destruction, as already seen in the BBC video, but the Ukrainian counter offensive seems to have spared the AN-225 wreckage from further destruction.
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 14:52
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Would be good to see Airbus or some of the other European manufacturers donate some money, or engineering resources to support this.

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Old 5th Apr 2022, 06:12
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Detailed view. Number of destroyed Russian military vehicles is astounding.

This poor girl is beyond repair.


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Old 6th Apr 2022, 00:02
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Some of the vehicles hiding in this hangar were apparently Russian EM jamming equipment. Probably high value for the invaders.
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Old 18th Apr 2022, 06:27
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Plans for a rebirth of the Myra and what’s involved, plus some possible upgrades.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...m_source=twCNN
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Old 18th Apr 2022, 06:32
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Plans for a rebirth of the Myra and what’s involved, plus some possible upgrades.
I think it would be wise not to hold one's breath, given that the author's optimism seems to be based on the fact that the ailerons and flaps only suffered minor damage ...
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Old 18th Apr 2022, 09:05
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The An-225 had just too much span. Better build another An-124 instead.
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Old 18th Apr 2022, 09:11
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
I think it would be wise not to hold one's breath, given that the author's optimism seems to be based on the fact that the ailerons and flaps only suffered minor damage ...
Certainly not a likely proposition given the quoted cost involved, but were Russia to stop the war having taken the bits it really tried to annexe nearly 10 years ago, and peace return to a somewhat diminished Ukraine, then given the goodwill that Ukraine and Zelenskyy in particular, has garnered over the past few months it wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility that private, and possibly foreign government support may be forthcoming to rebuild the AN225 (perhaps two!!) since it has become, somewhat surprisingly, something of an ikon of Ukraine's struggle.
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Old 18th Apr 2022, 10:02
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The left wing looked to be in reasonable nick from what I saw while the right had certainly been badly damaged near the root, busted spar maybe? Everything forward of the wings is history. From what I recall of pics of the second airframe, the fuselage structurevwas largely complete but I've no idea if there were any wings in progress when they halted the build.
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Old 18th Apr 2022, 10:48
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I think resurrection of an AN-225, by whatever means, will be very low priority given the other rebuilding works required to resurrect an entire country.
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