After repair - right to the sky: Ukrainian "Mriya" is snapped up against a pandemic


The world's largest cargo plane, the An-225 Mriya, has joined international efforts to transport medical supplies from China to other countries. This was reported by the Ministry of National Defense of China.


Since the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection around the world, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment, mechanical ventilation devices and antiseptics. Therefore, the transportation of goods by air from China, which has large production capacities, has become an effective way of helping countries in need.

Such heavy transport aircraft in the era of the pandemic are literally in great demand. States charter air transport for weeks and months in advance.

On the evening of April 12, the An-225 arrived in Tianjin, China, to transport 400 tons of medicines to Europe, including millions of protective masks and several hundred thousand protective suits. An-225 is the largest cargo aircraft in the world. It has just undergone a modernization that lasted two years.

In just one flight, the An-225 can deliver from China as many cargoes as 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

- writes the Kyiv Post.

Despite this, the giant aircraft will have to make two flights to fulfill the contract, since its maximum carrying capacity is about 250 tons.

Military expert Fu Qianshao explained to the Global Times that the An-225 was originally designed to transport a spacecraft. Its capabilities significantly exceed the payload of the American C-5 Galaxy and the Soviet An-124, not to mention the Chinese Y-20.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 14 2020 10: 26
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    The Komsomolets submarine was also in great demand, and after express repairs immediately at sea ... How it ends, everyone knows ...
    1. Afinogen Online
      Afinogen (Afinogen) April 14 2020 10: 40
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      Quote: Sapsan136
      Nuclear submarine Komsomolets was also to grab

      And by whom like hot cakes? If it's not a military secret.
      1. General Black Offline
        General Black (Gennady) April 14 2020 11: 29
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        Only the crews changed. And then according to combat training plans. So, Sapsan is right.
      2. Sapsan136 Offline
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 14 2020 12: 05
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        Tupor bosses, the same as those that use Mriya today, in the tail and in the mane.
        1. Afinogen Online
          Afinogen (Afinogen) April 14 2020 15: 39
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          Quote: Sapsan136
          Tupor bosses

          Complete nonsense. I would say complete. What kind of fools ??? Nuclear boats are serviced, operated according to plan and with strictest regulations. They go on duty with nuclear weapons. There is the strictest discipline and order. And the fact that the Komsomolets nuclear submarine crashed is fate, it happens. No one is safe from this. And spaceships immediately explode from the start.
          1. Sapsan136 Offline
            Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 14 2020 15: 59
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            Fate does not exist, there is poor service and bosses of bosses who, by their stupidity, do not want to reckon with reality, because it is used to all of his Wishlist to be fulfilled and too many who are afraid to tell the truth that is unfavorable to the bosses and likes to lick his ass.
          2. Nick Offline
            Nick (Nikolai) April 14 2020 22: 13
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            Quote: Athenogen
            Complete nonsense. I would say complete. What kind of fools ??? Nuclear boats are serviced, operated according to plan and with strictest regulations. They go on duty with nuclear weapons. There is the strictest discipline and order.

            So it is, but it happens. About forty years ago, during my years of service, an incident occurred in one of the strategic missile forces. During routine maintenance on one of the BSPs of the 8K98P missile system, one of the officers accidentally launched an autonomous launch equipment. We noticed and canceled the launch, when only 40 seconds were left before the start. Imagine what would have begun if a warhead of 750 kilotons had gone to the target according to the flight mission. There would be no one to worry about the coronavirus pandemic now. Well, everything is strict, both order and discipline. But sometimes it happens ...
            1. Afinogen Online
              Afinogen (Afinogen) April 14 2020 22: 28
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              Quote: Nick
              one of the officers accidentally launched an autonomous launch equipment.

              Something is hardly believed that it is so simple to launch a missile with a nuclear warhead, without an access code. Only the supreme can give such an order; it is not for nothing that a guy always runs around him with the so-called "nuclear suitcase" fastened to his hand (which sends the access code to launch the missiles).
              1. Nick Offline
                Nick (Nikolai) April 14 2020 23: 00
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                Quote: Athenogen
                Something is hard to believe that it is so simple to launch a missile with a nuclear warhead, without an access code. Only the supreme can give such an order; it is not for nothing that a guy always runs around him with the so-called "nuclear suitcase" fastened to his hand

                I don’t know how it is now, but 40 years ago there was an autonomous start button at each combat starting position, in case the launch command did not pass. The calculation was advanced to the point with a rather voluminous suitcase, in which the launch equipment was located and started the process.
                1. Afinogen Online
                  Afinogen (Afinogen) April 14 2020 23: 11
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                  Quote: Nick
                  The calculation was advanced to the point with a rather voluminous suitcase, in which the launch equipment was located and started the process.

                  And if a schizophrenia suddenly sneaks up to some officer or quarrels with his wife, if everything disappears, will it simply launch a rocket? And as the war had not begun before, it was simply amazing. request
                  1. Nick Offline
                    Nick (Nikolai) April 14 2020 23: 30
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                    Quote: Athenogen
                    And if a schizophrenia suddenly sneaks up to some officer or quarrels with his wife, if everything is lost, it will easily launch a rocket

                    Don’t worry about that. Firstly, all the personnel involved in the combat duty of the Strategic Missile Forces go crazy. selection, neurotics are not there.
                    Secondly, you won’t give a start command alone. As of now, I don’t know, and 40 years ago only a few officers could give a command to launch, each on their own console, performing certain operations, moreover, synchronized in time with the operations of all other duty officers. To launch directly from the launch position with one missile, you must first get a suitcase with launch equipment, and who will give it out? They store and issue one, and others launch.
                    Thirdly, the BSP is reliably guarded and protected by several systems of active and passive barriers and alarms, and there are also in the fourth and fifth, etc. I will not describe everything.
                    1. Afinogen Online
                      Afinogen (Afinogen) April 14 2020 23: 45
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                      And how, after what you have listed, could an officer accidentally launch a rocket?

                      8K98P missile system, one of the officers accidentally launched an autonomous launch equipment. We noticed and canceled the launch, when only 40 seconds were left before the start.
                      1. Nick Offline
                        Nick (Nikolai) April 14 2020 23: 52
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                        Quote: Athenogen
                        And how, after what you have listed, could an officer accidentally launch a rocket?

                        I wrote during routine maintenance. Obviously they checked the serviceability of all missile system systems, including autonomous launch equipment. Perhaps they did not connect the connector to the test connector, but to the working connector. I won’t tell you the details. My task was the implementation of access control, ensuring safety and security at the facility, and the children from groups 1 and 2 were directly involved in the complex.
                        Surely after this incident they took technical measures to protect "from the fool." Sleep well.
                2. NordUral Offline
                  NordUral (Eugene) April 16 2020 00: 34
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                  The calculation was advanced to the point with a rather voluminous suitcase, in which the launch equipment was located and started the process.

                  So, if you need a suitcase to start, then what is it then random start, and even with two keys. Multiple sclerosis attacked them?
                  1. 321 Offline
                    321 (321) April 16 2020 08: 49
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                    Quote: NordUral
                    The calculation was advanced to the point with a rather voluminous suitcase, in which the launch equipment was located and started the process.

                    So, if you need a suitcase to start, then what is it then random start, and even with two keys. Multiple sclerosis attacked them?

                    Why do you need details?
                    Those who know, they still won’t write down the details, no one canceled the HWT. bully hi
                    1. NordUral Offline
                      NordUral (Eugene) April 16 2020 21: 48
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                      I do not need anything, especially fakes. And I'm not an American spy, like some with a bunch of citizenships, from the ones above.
                      1. 321 Offline
                        321 (321) April 16 2020 23: 38
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                        In short, what they wrote here before is not fakes, but nobody will write details anyway - in my opinion ...
                      2. Nick Offline
                        Nick (Nikolai) April 17 2020 18: 52
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                        Quote: NordUral
                        I don't need anything, especially fakes

                        Yes, this is not fake, but a case, one of many. At the same time, on one of the sites in the neighborhood, during the refueling of a liquid-fuel desktop rocket, a fuel ignition occurred that was mixed with an oxidizing agent. Explosion, fire and fuel vapor poisoning claimed the lives of 45 people. As far as I know, one part was to blame for that, which at the factory, where the OTK and military representative, were soldered with ordinary solder instead of pure tin. As a result, the oxidizer soldered and mixed with the fuel, which led to the disaster. It was in the evening. The glow could be seen for 30 kilometers. Normal human negligence.
                  2. Nick Offline
                    Nick (Nikolai) April 17 2020 18: 01
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                    Quote: NordUral
                    The calculation was advanced to the point with a rather voluminous suitcase, in which the launch equipment was located and started the process.

                    So, if you need a suitcase to start, then what is it then random start, and even with two keys. Multiple sclerosis attacked them?

                    Maybe sclerosis. How do you know now? There are no others, but those farther ...
          3. Don36 Offline
            Don36 (Don36) April 16 2020 20: 14
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            Good mister, you would read more and write less, then you would know that due to the stupidity of the leadership and insufficient repair, at least several nuclear submarines, including the American Scorpion nuclear submarine, which were pushed into the sea literally by a knee, with malfunctions on board, died. For similar reasons, the Soviet submarines Komsomolets and the K-219 nuclear submarines were killed ...
  2. Antonov was able to make airplanes!
    1. AICO Online
      AICO (Vyacheslav) April 14 2020 12: 07
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      There, a large half of the USSR did, and not 404 — they didn’t freak out anything during the time of independence! If it were not for the ENERGY-BURAN program - figs they would have done something like that!
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 14 2020 11: 25
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    Wow. The only article where they do not write that everything ended in U. .... A nightmare.
    1. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) April 14 2020 22: 16
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Wow. The only article where they do not write that everything ended on U. .... A nightmare.

      Rather, the USSR is still alive.