Paul Allen's Stratolaunch plane rests on 28 tires, weighs 500,000 pounds, and has a 385-foot wingspan. For decades, Ukraine’s Antonov An-225 has reigned supreme as the largest plane in the world.
That is, until now.
On Wednesday, Stratolaunch rolled its low-orbit-launch aircraft out of the company’s hangar in the California desert for the first time.
With wings spanning 385 feet, it is the world’s largest airplane by wingspan — besting the An-225’s 290 feet. The aircraft is also 238 feet long and 50 feet tall.
Like the An-225, the Stratolaunch plane is powered by six high-bypass-ratio turbofan engines.
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Source: Pulse Nigeria