The Antonov An-124 is a large military transport aircraft developed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It is powered by six turbofan engines and designed to deliver heavy cargo, equipment and personnel. With its ability to carry up to 150 tons of cargo over short distances, it can be used for many purposes from humanitarian relief efforts to commercial freight deliveries.
The Antonov An-124 is a huge cargo aircraft that can hold up to 150,000 pounds of cargo. It was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Soviet Union and has been used for over 28 years. The need for such an airplane came about as a result of Russia’s involvement in Afghanistan during the 1980s where they found themselves transporting supplies from one end of the country to another. They needed something big enough to carry these supplies but also capable of operating on unpaved roads and airfields with rough terrain conditions, which led them to design and build this aircraft.
The Antonov An-124 is still being used today despite its age due to its ability to operate efficiently under difficult circumstances, while carrying large payloads across continents.