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Posted: 10/29/2004 7:22:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 7:22:47 AM EST by photokirk]

Antonov 124-100 transport

I work in one of the flight paths for Bush Intercontinental Airport, so I'm used to planes flying over head, but this one was LOUD. I thought it was the KLM 747 that usually flies over, but the wing was too high and it sprouted way to many wheels from the belly. I found it on the web this morning. Apparently there is also an Antonov-225 that flies in to IAH sometimes as well. I'll have to keep my eyes open.

antonovaircargo.com/eng/aircrafts_2.php
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:24:28 AM EST
Did it make you feel paranoid?

That's a big damn plane, how low did it fly over you?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:37:25 AM EST
There is a British company that leases Antanov cargo planes to civilians all over the world, that is what you saw.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:38:27 AM EST
what time was it? I live close to IAH too.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:39:13 AM EST
I've seen it at IAH a couple of times myself. Big damn jet, that's for sure!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:43:03 AM EST

That's a big damn plane, how low did it fly over you?


I'm a horrible judge of altitude, but it was low enough to rattle the windows. 1000 feet????


what time was it? I live close to IAH too.


Around 14:30 or so. Just in time to break up the post-luch sleepiness.

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:45:43 AM EST
No wonder I didn't see it. I hadn't made it home yet. Thanks!!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:47:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By IDF4Ever:
There is a British company that leases Antanov cargo planes to civilians all over the world, that is what you saw.



Air Foyle , they also fly the AN225 that can lift 250 tons… now that is a GIANT!!!



www.airfoyle.co.uk/
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:58:56 AM EST
I bet you could fit a pretty big MOAB inside that thing.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:01:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I bet you could fit a pretty big MOAB inside that thing.




screw one big one, hows about 5 regular ones for increased pleasure?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:05:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I bet you could fit a pretty big MOAB inside that thing.




screw one big one, hows about 5 regular ones for increased pleasure?




or build the gunship equivalent of an Iowa-class battleship.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:17:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I bet you could fit a pretty big MOAB inside that thing.



You bet!

The 84 metre (275.6 ft) long An225 has a wingspan of 88.4 metres (290 ft), with a pressurised cargo cabin measuring 43 metres (141.1 ft) long, 6.4 metres (21ft) wide and 4.4 metre (14.4 ft) high. Externally the aircraft can carry loads of up to 10 metres (32.8 ft) in diameter and up to 70 metres (229.6 ft) in length.


So you could have one 125 ton MOAB in the cargo bay and carry another 125 tonner on the overhead pylons!

Andy
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:22:25 AM EST
Be careful and get ready. That's how they got in. I saw it on that dcumantary "Red Dawn". They were disguised as commercial aircraft.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:33:26 AM EST
the russians are coming........
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:39:18 AM EST
I saw one of these at the airport by me last week.

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:39:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 8:40:25 AM EST by einnor1040]
double tap.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:40:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
the russians are coming........



Again? hat
A few weeks later I heard this jackas telling people that he saw this with his own eyes and was spreading it like it was the gospel. How do I know? He forgot I was the one who told thim that and here he was weeks later trying to convince me. I played the skeptic and asked him all kinds of questions of the encounter. He really added to the story. I flat out told him it was me who told him in the first place and I told him I made it all up. He didnt believe me and stuck to "his" story.

What a friggin maroone.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:43:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By photokirk:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I bet you could fit a pretty big MOAB inside that thing.




screw one big one, hows about 5 regular ones for increased pleasure?




or build the gunship equivalent of an Iowa-class battleship.



with 16" guns!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:44:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
the russians are coming........


Oh yes, gimme more. You folks should check out some of those Ruskie babes, they're hot!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:48:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
the russians are coming........




E-mehr-gincy, e-mehr-gincy, everybody to get from strrets.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:51:41 AM EST
had about 10 of these fly over my office today

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:52:28 AM EST
You see one of them sum-bitches spitting out Rusky paras and APVs, then you and Jed and Matt better head up to the mountains. You can hunt, you can fish, you can stay there a long, long time.

How long? 'Til you don't hear that jet noise no more.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:53:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I bet you could fit a pretty big MOAB inside that thing.



Screw MOABs


That's aprox 3 M1 tanks, with capacity left over for something else...
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:58:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I bet you could fit a pretty big MOAB inside that thing.



Screw MOABs


That's aprox 3 M1 tanks, with capacity left over for something else...





You certainly get a lot of hardware in one! Antonov are getting two more fixed up for hire.

Andy
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:52:01 PM EST
einnor1040: Super Super Guppy? Wow
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:11:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 6:17:48 PM EST by omar]
Let's see if anybody knows where this (except you Sylvan, we had a beer a few miles North of here) is:



The TFHB would flip if they saw what it unloaded and what it hauled away.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:18:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By einnor1040:
I saw one of these at the airport by me last week.

www.k12.nf.ca/sptech/projects/aviation/cargo/efd_guppy2.jpg



Now THAT is a tinfoil hat!!!!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:02:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
the russians are coming........

Now do the rest of the movies title:

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
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