Kyiv in the conditions of a raging conflict decided to complete the construction of the second An-225


State enterprise "Antonov" was engaged in the construction of the second copy of the An-225 "Mriya" instead of the aircraft, which was destroyed in Gostomel at the end of February during the fighting. This was reported by the German publication Bild, referring to the words of the General Director of the State Enterprise Yevgeny Gavrilov.


The functionary said that work is being carried out in a "secret place" and the second "Mriya" is already 30% ready. At the same time, the cost of an ultra-heavy-lift transport jet is estimated at 500 million euros. He clarified that the second copy will be assembled, including using the surviving parts of the predecessor.

It should be noted that this information aroused great interest and at the same time surprise among the public associated with aviation and the aircraft industry. The thing is that, according to earlier statements, the fuselage and other parts of the hull of the unfinished second Mriya, which have been quietly located in a huge workshop for the past 30 years, were not damaged during the shelling. Moreover, all the past years, according to the assurances of the leaders of the Antonov State Enterprise and representatives of the government of Ukraine, the readiness of the second copy was estimated at 70% and its completion required 300-400 million dollars. Last time about it said at the end of October 2020, when Ukraine tried to convince Turkey to become an investor after China refused.

In addition, experts drew attention to the fact that, according to the statements of the head of the Ukrainian Cabinet Denys Shmyhal, almost 90% of all taxes collected in 2023 will go to the defense and security of the country. All other spending will be at the expense of "borrowings and injections." This suggests that Kyiv simply does not have the money to complete the construction of the second An-225 in the conditions of the military conflict and the raging economic crisis that have swept Ukrainian territory. Consequently, all the arguments about Mriya are either clumsy “patriotism” and self-promotion of the leader, or an attempt by Kyiv to “master” another portion of money.

But the most interesting is the comment from the Antonov State Enterprise. It turned out that the German media "made an inaccuracy", citing the words of Gavrilov. They specified that only "design work in this direction" had begun. At the same time, there are about 30% of the components that can be used for the second copy, having removed from the first. The cost of construction is estimated at "at least" 500 million euros. But it is too early to talk about a specific amount, more detailed information will be distributed after the end of the conflict.

Kyiv in the conditions of a raging conflict decided to complete the construction of the second An-225

Thus, if we take into account that the second copy, according to the assurances of the Ukrainians themselves, was 70% ready, and 30% of the parts from the destroyed aircraft can be used in a new one, then this should indicate the high readiness of the next An-225. However, the Antonov State Enterprise and its management talk about hundreds of millions of investments, which suggests that they have been deceiving the public for years and continue to do so now. Therefore, we recommend that you immediately call this aircraft "Zradoperemogo".
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 8 November 2022 14: 35
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    I didn’t understand: they have 30% of 70% or 70% of 30% ready? One thing is clear: a lot of money is needed. And 500 million is already more than 300 or 400. Something with arithmetic is tight in the 404th.
  2. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 8 November 2022 14: 55
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    according to the statements of the head of the Ukrainian Cabinet Denys Shmygal, almost 90% of all taxes collected in 2023 will go to defense.

    it means that Zionbanderstan will not hang around the neck of the West for long
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 November 2022 14: 56
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    So in the morning there was already a refutation.
    They say the media launched a fake ...
  4. Comrade Mauser_2 (Comrade Mauser) 8 November 2022 15: 09
    +2
    They would have collected even that well for a corncob, pig thimble thimble.
  5. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 8 November 2022 20: 51
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    Let them build it, after the SVO for the destruction of the LDNR and the DNR, reparations can be credited. Yes, only in the current state of the economy and industry and the personnel of Ukraine, it looks like an empty PR ...
  6. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 9 November 2022 11: 02
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    It doesn't make any sense. It was designed as a means of launching Buran. Exclusively for the development (theft) of funds.
  7. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 11 December 2022 16: 02
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    Get it faster!
  8. VAHOKA Offline VAHOKA
    VAHOKA (VAHOKA) 12 December 2022 13: 59
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    the cost of an ultra-heavy-lift transport jet is estimated at 500 million euros

    MONEY HE HA WHAT TO SPEND!?! My grandmother has a pension of 2700, this is absolutely nothing, she doesn’t have enough for anything, she lives only on handouts from her relatives. Humanitarian aid is a couple of cans of canned food every 2 months. Is this life? Why spend 500 euros on the construction of an aircraft that will gather dust in a hangar for years when 80% of the country's population lives below the poverty line?
    It is not a fact that the aircraft can still be "calibrated" a lot of times even at the time of construction.