Since the era of aviation began at the beginning of the 20th century, scientists continued to develop aircraft that are larger and can fly faster. The goal was to make more goods or people who can move from one place to another in no time.
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Hughes H-4 Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built in human history. It is also an aircraft with a wing span of the largest ever flown.
This aircraft was first built during World War II is still going on. Making this aircraft was completed on 2 November 1947, and had only flown once before finally retiring.
The giant aircraft made by Hughes Aircraft company, a construction of wood. Hughes H-4 a length of 218 feet or 66.65 meters, has a wingspan of 319 feet (97.54 meters), 24.18 meters high, and can carry the burden of 180 000 kilograms (400,000 pounds) as far as 3,000 miles.
For reasons difficult production process, H-4 and then retired, and is currently on display at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, United States.
While the largest aircraft of its size as a whole is the Antonov An-225, a strategic transport aircraft made by Antonov Design Bureau, Russia. An-225 was originally designed for the space program Red Bear State. This remarkable aircraft has a length of 84 meters (approximately 275 feet) and a wingspan of 88 meters (approximately 300 feet).
An-225 can carry more than 250 tons of cargo with an altitude of 11,000 feet (36 100 feet).
While the largest passenger aircraft in the world is the Airbus A380, which began serving the debut commercial flight in 2007, by Singapore Airlines. It has a two-deck, wide body construction, and can carry 800 passengers. He also can fly non-stop from Boston to Hong Kong, or within 15 200 kilometers.
A380-sized giant 73 meter long, has a wingspan of 79.8 meters, 24.1 meters high, and priced at USD330 million.
Last is the Boeing 747-8 is the main competitor Airbus A380. Boeing 747-8 aircraft is now the biggest U.S. company that made it, both for military and commercial interests.
Boeing 747-8 capable of carrying the burden of 440 000 kilograms (970 000 pounds). This plane has a length of 76.8 meters, wingspan of 68.5 meters and 19.6 meters high. Manufacture of iron birds are eating the cost of USD300 million, and can carry 500 passengers.