Antonov AN-225 Dream with Shuttle
Wingspan: 17.5 inches
Length: 16.5 inches
The Antonov AN-225 Mriya (Mriya meaning Dream), is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It was designed to airlift the Energia rocket's boosters and the Buran space shuttle for the Soviet space program. The first AN-225 was completed in 1988 and a second AN-225 has been partially completed. The completed AN-225 is in commercial operation with Antonov Airlines carrying oversized payloads. The An-225's original mission and objectives are almost identical to that of the United States' Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!