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Giant aircraft comparison - Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" (aircraft with greatest wingspan), Antonov An-225 (aircraft with the greatest payload), Airbus A380-800 (largest airliner), Boeing 747-8 (longest passenger aircraft)

Spitfire Cockpit

A-10 Warthog...love, love, love this little tank killer! It's amazing how quiet they can be. Was at Langley waiting for hubby by the flightline when a couple popped over the hangar behind me and "practice" strafed the jets parked on the apron. I don't know who they had cleared it with, but it was definitely a surprise to the flightline personnel :).

The largest transport plane in the world remains the Antonov 225, shown here on June 17, 2001 at the Paris Air Show.

Dutch Fighter Plane. Greatest design on it, it emphasizes the leading edge, making the plane look very aggressive.

The biggest operating aircraft in the world is the Russian giant, Antonov An-225 Mriya

British Sea Harrier on the aircraft lift. A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take off, and land vertically.

Antonov An-225 "Mriya" is the world's largest aircraft. When it was built, it surpassed any airliner built before by 50%. It was designed for the transportation of the Russian Space Shuttle "Buran''

Biggest airplane in the world.The biggest operating aircraft in the world is the Russian giant, Antonov An-225 Mriya.A one way trip with this plane to carry material can cost up to 1 million dollars.

The Kalinin K-7, a Russian bomber plane concept from the 1930’s

Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose. Largest Aircraft ever built. Made it's one and only flight on 1947.

Antonov AN-225

Airbus A-380 Cockpit Image

US Air Force aircraft | New US Air Force planes- Hughs Aircraft planes with ION Engine

The Gee-Bee -short for Granville Brothers-the company that built this most lethal of 1930's racing planes. A real plane for a real good graphic novel by David Stevens called (wait for it) - "The Rocketeer." Later made into a movie. The plane almost killed more test-pilots then the Japanese "Baca Bomb" flown at the end of WW2.

Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose", 1947, the largest aircraft ever built

Boeing 314 awesome plane

B 52 breaking the sound barrier. I can't believe my grandfather flew that giant Bomber.

Hughes H1 in flight

Commercial aircraft.

This aircraft features a number of advantages: it shortens turnover time, provides comfort to passengers by bigger legroom, allows an extended range of destinations and landing fields. Furthermore, it appears very economical, using a small amount of fuel (30% less), which is highly important nowadays in view of the constantly rising fuel prices.