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Revell 1/144 AN-225 Mriya??


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The Sinsheim Buran model (almost) represents the BTS-02 atmospheric test version that they exhibit at Speyer.  You would need to remove the four jet engines and mod the rockets to represent the flight-worthy Buran.  There is also a gear fairing under the nose to cater for mounting the nose leg lower to improve the angle of attack for runway takeoffs - but that is not an issue as it seems to have been missed.

Not sure the BTS-02 was ever carried by the An-225?  But happy to be proved wrong.

 

Howard

 

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A great way to display the Mriya would be to have FIVE tanks arrayed in front of it - (2 X T-80 + 3 X T-72 I think) - if you can get them in 1/144 scale(?).

 

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During the testing of the An-225 - with various pallets of heavy metal being loaded on and off for different payload records, someone realised that loading and unloading the pallets was too labour-intensive and suggested a self-loading cargo in the form of tanks.

 

The final heavy-lift flight comprised a cargo of FIVE 50-ton tanks - for a max cargo of 250 tonnes !!! :analintruder: - and a takeoff weight of 600 tonnes.

 

I've already got my tanks ready (Revell 1/72 scale) - in anticipation of a 1/72 scale kit from Modelsvit!!

 

Ken

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4 hours ago, B.sin said:

SeaVenon.

 You can always do a "what if," 

 when it comes to the camouflage scheme.

 

 

That's true but for some reason I always think there's something not quite right about doing that.    Silly I know but I can't really put it into words what I mean.

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Call me crazy, but I'm thinking about doing one in USAF markings. Like, what if Antonov entered into a partnership with the US, or relocated to the US. The Air Force realizing it needs a bigger transport plane to replace the C-5 due to increasing demands for more cargo. New build AN-225's built in the US with Western avionics, engines, ect. A very rough and cut theory, so don't take it as the final version of the story. Once I get a couple, I'll build one as a what if, and the other one as the actual plane.

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9 minutes ago, GRIM REAPER said:

The Air Force realizing it needs a bigger transport plane to replace the C-5 due to increasing demands for more cargo... 

Initially Mrya was conceived as to carry Buran on its back. How about modifying your idea for carrying elements of SLS externally? 

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Is it just me, or does the spine and center wing section look to be one piece? Looking at the half built one on the right, it kind of looks that way; with the seam line running along the side of the fusalage. That's an interesting approach. Looks like they did it that way so they wouldn't have to mold a separate piece for the tail.

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They might have moulded the inner wing section and spine to accomodate the different mounting brackets for different external payloads - or, a more plausible explanation is to correctly mould the rear of the fairing between the wing and fuselage.

 

It is quite a complex shape - with a round fuselage translating into a flat section and a round top....

 

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Some pics I took of the beast at Gostomel in 2006..... http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/An-225.html

 

Ken

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On 9/20/2018 at 11:21 PM, GRIM REAPER said:

Call me crazy, but I'm thinking about doing one in USAF markings. Like, what if Antonov entered into a partnership with the US, or relocated to the US. The Air Force realizing it needs a bigger transport plane to replace the C-5 due to increasing demands for more cargo. New build AN-225's built in the US with Western avionics, engines, ect. A very rough and cut theory, so don't take it as the final version of the story. Once I get a couple, I'll build one as a what if, and the other one as the actual plane.

 

 

Nice to know I'm not the only crazy one on here.  Interesting idea.

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