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This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies

You know how some sci-fi, fantasy manga always had incredible size machines like aircraft. Well, the Stratolaunch aircraft you see here is not straight out of any manga, though. It could very be because, it is undoubtedly a mind-boggling aircraft of gigantic proportion. In fact, it is the world’s largest plane and the biggest aircraft mankind has ever put into the sky, ever. Continue reading This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies

The World’s Biggest Aircraft, Stratolaunch, Emerges From Hanger

If you don’t already know, co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen, has been involved in an interesting aerospace development. The company he is in, Stratolaunch Systems, has built an aircraft called the Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft that is billed as the world’s biggest aircraft ever built. By the virtue of its non-swept wing wingspan that stretches a cool 385 feet (117 meters! That’s longer than an American Football field!), Stratolaunch’s air-launch platform out wingspan the largest commercial jet, the Airbus A380, which comes in at 80 meters and it even dethrone the previous biggest aircraft, the Hughes H-4 ‘Spruce Goose’ Hercules which has a wingspan of 97.5 meters. Continue reading The World’s Biggest Aircraft, Stratolaunch, Emerges From Hanger