The Largest Military Planes In The World Are A Sight To Behold

Antonov An-124

The 226-foot aircraft was built by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s and has since become synonymous in both military and commercial aviation. There was more than 50 of them produced and used around the world.

An Antonov An-124-100 (RA-82028) of 224th Flight Unit inflight with 2 Sukhoi Su-27s of the Falcons of Russia aerobatic team
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Wikimedia / Bushman787

It was a strategic airlift quad-jet that was the heaviest cargo airplane for thirty years and the second-heaviest cargo aircraft in the world. It was surpassed by the Antonov AN-225 which you’ll be able to read about very shortly.