Many technical masterpieces were created in the USSR, many of which remain unsurpassed in their class even today. Some of them went to the junkyard today, because they did not live up to expectations or became unnecessary, while others continue to serve people today.
The super-heavy carrier "Mriya-255" is the heaviest cargo-lifting aircraft in the world, which has no analogues in the world today. The project was developed in 1984-1988. The maximum take-off weight of this aircraft is 640 tons. It was built for the project of the Soviet reusable spacecraft "Buran". The dimensions of the An-225 are colossal: the aircraft is 84 meters long and 18 meters high.
It is comparable in size to a 6-storey 4-entrance building. On March 22, 1989, the Mriya-255 aircraft simultaneously broke 110 world aviation records, flying with a load of 156.3 tons.
Transport helicopter Mi-12
The Mi-12 helicopter is the world's most heavy-lift helicopter. In 1969, he carried 44 205 kg of cargo on board at an altitude of 2255 meters. Nobody has broken this record yet. Today the helicopter belongs to one of the American companies.
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This is what Buran looks like today. The project is completely closed.
Rocket ship-ekranoplan "Lun"
The rocket ship-ekranoplan "Lun" in the USSR began to develop in the early 1970s, and in 1985 it performed its maiden voyage in the Caspian Sea. The Lun was equipped with 6 Mosquito controlled anti-ship missiles. The dimensions of the ekranoplan are 74 meters in length, 19.2 meters in height with a wingspan of 44 meters. He could move above the surface at a height of 1-5 m at a speed of up to 500 km / h.
Yamal is the world's largest icebreaker
The Yamal icebreaker, the construction of which began in the USSR and was completed in 1993, is the largest icebreaker in the world and the only icebreaker with a nuclear reactor today. Prior to that, similar icebreakers - "Lenin and" Arktika "- were launched in the USSR in 1959 and 1975. This ship has recently been converted for excursions. Today it has 50 luxury cabins, a gym, library, theater, bar, volleyball court, heated pool and saunas on board.
Even if you do not go into technical specifications, but just look at 10 photos of Russian nuclear icebreakers, the sight is impressive. You understand what power is.