The biggest plane in the world: Ukrainians want to build a new Antonov

The world’s largest aircraft destroyed in war

Ukrainians want to build a new Antonov – for half a billion euros

At the beginning of the war, the cargo ship Antonov An-225 was destroyed. Now a new mega plane is to be built – with the parts of the broken machine. Ukraine is now looking for a donor for this.


The Antonov An-225 was destroyed in February.

The Antonov An-225 was the largest airplane in the world. The cargo ship, built in the Soviet Union, served in Ukraine until the beginning of the war. On February 27, the plane was destroyed in an attack by Russian troops in a hangar in Gostomel near Kyiv. According to pilot Dmytro Antonov, who flew the plane on February 5, the damage was irreparable.

Ukrainians restore Antonov

The largest plane in the world: New images show a destroyed Antonov An-225(00:26)

But now the Ukrainians are apparently planning to rebuild the An-225 “Mriya” (“dream” in Ukrainian). Parts of the destroyed machine and the second Antonov, which was never completed, are to be used for this. The Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer is also hoping for sponsors from Germany and other aircraft manufacturers, as reported by “Aerotelegraph”.

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