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The Antonov An-225 is the largest plane in the world, according to Popular Mechanics. The plane, originally designed for use by the Russian space program, is nearly as long as a football field and has a maximum takeoff w... More »

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The largest aircraft carrier in the world is the United States carrier, the Nimitz Class. Each carrier is designed to require only one mid-life overhaul. More »

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The height and width of an aircraft carrier varies according to its class, but this type of ship can be as tall as 200 feet and 120 to 250 feet wide. These ships need to be wide to enable aircraft to take off and land, a... More »

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The Antonov An-225 is a Russian heavy-lift cargo aircraft designed to transport very large payloads. It is the longest and heaviest aircraft ever built, with a potential maximum takeoff weight of 640 tons. It is powered ... More »

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As of September 2015, the Antonov An-225 Mriya is the largest aircraft in the world, with a wingspan of 290 feet and a weight of 640 tons. In 2016, the Stratolaunch Carrier is scheduled to launch, with a planned wingspan... More »

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According to LiveScience, the fastest manned aircraft ever flown is the experimental X-15. As of 2013, the X-15 holds the world record for fasted speed achieved by a piloted aircraft: 4,520 miles per hour, which is 6.72 ... More »

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According to Boeing, the 747-400 family of aircraft have 16 main landing gear wheels. The landing wheels are outfitted with structural carbon brakes that improve energy absorption characteristics and wear resistance, whi... More »

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