- Aug 14, 2009
- Reaction score
Model of Myasishchev M-90 Variant 1 from USSR-Russian Aviation & Space Collectibles (Alex Panchenko).
Myasishchev Design Bureau.One of two variants to carry out space shuttle Maks with fuel tank for 'Air Strat` from this aircraft. Original model is a piece of jewelry by itself- providing highest level of quality and details.On tail of aircraft can be noticed emblem of Experimental factory of Myasishchev. Works on project started in 1990 at this factory by order of Chief-Designer V.Novikov. Basic performance characteristics included maximum take off weight-700 tones (more than existing world`s heaviest AN-225), with about the same as An-225 carried payload (in special container between two fuselages), cruising speed-700 km/hour; flight range up to 5000 km. Wing span of this giant aircraft-96 meters. Model can be displayed on own wheels or on stand. See description of M-90 Variant-2 with Maks shuttle on the top, where one of  images provides details of wheels under fuselage. There are 128 wheels on this plane!