Talk:Antonov An-225 Mriya

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Payload/Range[edit]

This diagram RangePayload.PNG has some gaps for the An-225. These gaps could be filled with data from actual flights (such as the non-notable Thai-NC 120ton recently), but I don't know how we as a community can collect them. Also it is a problem to verify refueling between hops. The combination of payload and range is a defining characteristic of aircraft. TGCP (talk) 06:22, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Sorry but you can't derive range data for an aircraft type from that sort of analysis - it is completely WP:OR. - Ahunt (talk) 13:15, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
Depends on how it is done. Plotting readily available data into a diagram is hardly original, but I guess that if a considerable amount of work is required, then it constitutes OR. TGCP (talk) 09:17, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
You need to find a reliable ref that states the range, WP:OR doesn't allow this sort of math to come up with information. It wouldn't be sufficiently accurate anyway as you are never sure of all the factors involved, for instance fuel loads may be reduced for balanced field requirements, range my be extended with internal cargo compartment bladders, etc. - Ahunt (talk) 14:26, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
I stumbled upon 100tons for 9600km at the External Link ram, that is good enough for now. Flight data might be found in an entry similar to this - track shows unrefueled flight. Single item cargo balance is highly prioritized, so fuel reduction for that reason is unlikely. Due to flight economics, fuel is likely to be reduced anyway. Because An225 has 300ton fuel capacity for 15,400km range, bladders are unlikely to be needed - as cargo weight goes up, fuel (and thus range) is reduced to stay below MTOW, so fuel bladders do not change the picture as long as they are counted as cargo. Anyway, care should be taken to distinguish theoretical from practical data.
Sources disagree on external load - some say 200tons, some say 90tons. Buran was 42tons (Energia booster weight not found). 90tons could be today's limit. I wonder if anything has been carried externally since 2001 ? TGCP (talk) 22:03, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
oh, and the Antonov specs page has been dead for months now. TGCP (talk) 22:14, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
-spec page works, but news page is still out of order. An225 has overhead cranes [1] , but Google only showed An124-crane specs - perhaps you can search better than me? TGCP (talk) 23:26, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I was having a read of the lovely article, and noticed the operational history section mentions jobs along with weights of each one, except for the Buran. Keep up the great work everyone ! Penyulap talk 13:18, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

FAI says the Absolute payload record has been superseded - how and when? The An-225 still holds the record for its weight class, above 500 tonnes. I can't imagine which aircraft less than 500t could heave over 250t in the air. TGCP (talk) 19:28, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Not sure what you are trying to say both records refer to the same flight by the An-225 on 11 Sep 2011 from Kyiv to Odesa and return (assuming they are using American dates). MilborneOne (talk) 20:58, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
The point is that the Absolute record has been superseded, while the class record still holds (same flight, which broke numerous records in 2001. Click Record, use Halunenko as search). FAI uses "retired by changes of the sporting code" if they change the rules, but Superseded if the record is broken later. But what has superseeded the Absolute record ? TGCP (talk) 21:16, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Rename[edit]

The title needs to be renamed to include the official suffix-name of Mriya. I don't see how it is different from Boeing 787 Dreamliner. If nobody responds within 10 days, I will go ahead with the rename. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:58, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

The guideline is Manufacturer-Designation-Name as explained at Wikipedia:WikiProject Aircraft/Naming, which agrees with your proposal! - Ahunt (talk) 11:48, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm not going to move it back just yet... but did you really wait for consensus? One reply? Are you going to move all of the other antonov pages? SpigotMap 00:13, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
The style guideline suggests using the most common name for aircraft naming which I don't believe is "Mriya"... In fact it says a name should be left off if it may cause confusion. SpigotMap 00:15, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
The style guideline suggests using the most common name. Well, the only name I've ever come across is Mriya, which is the official name given by Antonov. If I've missed any other names, please let me know. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:08, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
Okay, you have a point. Most other non-Antonov Russian aircraft aren't necessarily "named". If we are going to rename this article, perhaps we should rename all of them? SpigotMap 23:44, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
All of the named Antonov aircraft that is. SpigotMap 23:45, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
Only a few Antonov aircraft are given names. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:35, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Questionable Citation[edit]

There is a questionable citation (currently citation 23) that was obviously not fact-checked properly. (An-225 aircraft sets new record for heaviest single cargo item transported by air, Eye for Transport, 18 August 2009.) To quote from the article:

Frankfurt-Hahn has, for many years, been a key cargo base Its geographical location in the centre of Europe, the 24-hour operating licence, the 38 km runway and the short access and departure routes between apron and road are among this airport's key competitive advantages

A 38 kilometer long runway? Yes, this is a typo (Frankfurt-Hahn's main runway is 3.8km[1]), but what other figures are wrong in this article?

At 1623 metres long and 427 metres wide, the consignment - a generator for a gas power plant in Armenia and its loading frame - weighed in a record 18909 tonnes.

References:

The [EfT article] obviously has ludicrous numbers, but the digits are mostly correct just missing a comma. The other reference is this which has similar but correct numbers formed by nearly the same digits. I don't know if the missing commas disqualify the EtF article, as the verbal content is more informative. More refs may be found about the flight. TGCP (talk) 20:08, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
I have tweaked the refs now, and added a ref from the Buran article although that ref links back to Wikipedia. TGCP (talk) 20:59, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Video Landing[edit]

Video of example landing

Might be a useful external link. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Damotclese (talkcontribs) 17:21, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Norwegian cargo para[edit]

I had deleted this as non-notable, but it has been reinserted. We have an entry for the longest and heaviest loads carried and in the past we have always removed attempts to add other miscellaneous loads that are neither bigger nor heavier, because the lists of various non-notable things carried gets very long very quickly and is WP:TRIVIA. Is there any reason to include this load now? - Ahunt (talk) 00:57, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't see any obvious reason either, as it's not the first use by a Western government. As far as classified cargo, I don't see how that is significant, as I doubt it's the first time for that too. - BilCat (talk) 01:19, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Agreed. This is another cargo without more specifics. -Fnlayson (talk) 01:40, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • +1. Record-breaking flights can be included as long as they're recognized as such, regular hauls are just too numerous. Wikipedia is not a logbook. --illythr (talk) 19:37, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Would this make The An-225 has been contracted by the Canadian and U.S. governments to transport military supplies to the Middle East in support of coalition forces as not being particularly notable as well, just the aircraft doing its day job? MilborneOne (talk) 19:43, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
    It might be notable if that's what it's been doing for a prolonged period of time (i.e., as a significant part of its operational history). However, reference 35 doesn't support that statement. So I guess it should be deleted as well. --illythr (talk) 22:26, 23 June 2014 (UTC)