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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Antonov’s Heavy Hauler for Hire

    The Antonov State Company outdid itself at thinking big with the An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest airplane. There’s no getting around the fact that Russia is a big country. Perhaps that explains why Russians seem to have always been...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Mother Ships and Parasites

    In an effort to extend the range and altitude of smaller aircraft, mother ships have been employed for a variety of missions—some successful, others disastrous. Mother ships—aircraft designed to carry and launch small airplanes...