General Product Description
Our ModelBuffs Antonov AN-124 – 100 Condor Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Antonov AN-124 – 100 Condor Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can, however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual aircraft.
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Antonov AN-124 – 100 Condor Model Details
Until the appearance of the related An-225, the Antonov An-124 was the largest aircraft in the world, narrowly beating out the similar C-5 Galaxy. The An-124 built on experience with the giant An-22 turboprop but added several improvements to make the Ruslan more effective.
The An-124 is equipped with an upward-hinging nose and a tail ramp for true roll-on roll-off loading capability. In addition, the two sets of nose wheels can be retracted on the ground to lower the nose and ease cargo loading. The An-124 design also features full-span leading-edge slats on a swept wing allowing excellent short-takeoff ability for such a large plane. The landing gear also feature 24 wheels so that the An-124 can operate from rough fields. A large compartment for up to 88 passengers is provided aft of the flight deck in addition to the 118 ft x 21 ft x 14.5 ft main cargo deck for a total volume of 44,725 ft.
The An-124 first entered commercial service with Aeroflot and was used primarily to transport outsize cargo. Many of these aircraft are now available for leasing by Western companies. A number of An-124 aircraft were also acquired by the Russian military for strategic transport duties. A total of 54 An-124 aircraft were built from 1984 to 1997. By 2000, 26 were in service with the +Russian Air Force+. and 21 with civil operators while five had been lost in accidents. Budget restraints prevented any further military sales but production for commercial customers was continuing at the rate of about four planes per year until about 2003. Although manufacturing had been stopped, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to restart the production line in the second half of 2008 if enough orders are placed.
26 December 1982
six: pilot, co-pilot, navigator, communication operator, engineer, electrical engineer
military models also carry a loadmaster
up to twelve cargo handlers and a second primary crew for long flights may also be carried
$150 to $160 million [2008$] AIRFOIL SECTIONS:
226.46 ft (69.10 m)
240.48 ft (73.30 m)
69.10 ft (21.08 m)
6,760 ft (628.0 m)
385,810 lb (175,000 kg)
864,210 lb (392,000 kg)
892,870 lb (405,000 kg)
(An-124) 471,215 lb (213,740 kg)
(An-124-100) 468,150 lb (212,350 kg)
330,695 lb (150,000 kg)
four Loratev D-18T turbofans
206,360 lb (918.0 kN)
Max Level Speed
at altitude: 530 mph (850 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,620 m), Mach 0.77
at sea level: unknown
cruise speed: 465 mph (750 km/h)
Initial Climb Rate
39,335 ft (12,000 m)
2,430 nm (4,500 km) with 330,695 lb (150,000 kg) payload
6,480 nm (12,000 km) with 88,185 lb (40,000 kg) payload
8,690 nm (16,090 km)
Military transport model
Proposed military version that would have used six sets of tandem wheels on the main gear instead of five to permit operations from rougher airfields
Civil version modified for compatability with cargo loading infrastructure at commercial airports
Improved model equipped with uprated D-18 Series 3 engines allowing greater range and shorter takeoff distance, also fitted with more advanced Western avionics allowing crew size to be reduced from 6 to 4 by eliminating the communication operator and engineer
An-124-100 aircraft modified with noise-reduction covers on the engine nacelles to meet noise pollution standards
Model incorporating the improvements of both the An-124-100M and An-124-100V versions
Upgrade for An-124-100M models to increase payload and maximum takeoff weight, extend flight hours from the original 7,500 to 24,000 (and ultimately 40,000), and replace outdated equipment
Proposed model with a three-crew cockpit
Proposed model, details unknown
Proposed upgrade to add General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofan engines to the An-124-100M
Similar to the An-124-100M but to be equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211-52H-T engines as well as new avionics
Proposed launch platform for the Shtil-3A ballistic missile used for launching satellites into orbit, the missile would be carried in the main cargo hold to an altitude of 36,090 ft (11,000 m) and deployed through the aft cargo doors using a parachute before its motor ignited
Proposed firefighting model capable of carrying over 440,000 lb (200,000 kg) of water or fire retardant
KNOWN COMBAT RECORD:
+Atlant Soyuz Airlines+.
+HeavyLift Cargo Airlines+.
+Libyan Arab Air Cargo+.
+Maximus Air Cargo+.
+Russian State Transport Company+.
+TransCharter Titan Cargo+.
Russia, +Voyenno Vozdushniye Sili+. (Russian Air Force)
Ukraine, +Viys’;kovo-Povitriani Syly Ukrayiny+. (+Ukraine Military Air Forces+.)
+Union of Soviet Socialist Republics+., +Voyenno Vozdushniye Sili +.(+Soviet Air Force+.)