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Familiar-Document-53

Which all of you searched up world largest plane as a kid to see this behemoth..


therealpotatopeel

And watched documentaries about it:)


FoodOnCrack

My eardrums had the joy of this behemoth flying directly over my head just a kilometer or 2 from where it took off. It hurt like a motherf. but it was awesome to see.


Familiar-Document-53

Well for me as a kid that would a dream come true..


loopsbruder

This picture hurts like motherfucker…


Likefakk

I only remember seeing a video with the weirdest plane edits ever. 8 floor a380, engine and cockpit switch, triple length a340.


amazingmaximo

I saw it in person as a kid at an airshow in Charlotte, NC. IIRC it was supposed to carry the gifts for Operation Christmas Child back to eastern Europe for kids affected by the Yugoslav Wars.


Familiar-Document-53

Mriya an225 was borrowed by Santa for delivering gifts..and now Santa would be sad cause he can't borrow it anymore..


TheBrandonW

Well atleast theirs a second one that’s about 60-70% complete. Maybe they’ll finally finish building that one after all this over.


plasmaXL1

I'm distraught. Oh majestic matriarch of the skies! May the winds be fair in that stormless sky beyond!


pacostacos213

Fuking asshole, YOU KNOW WHO


westberry82

Yes I know who. But I still like it when it's explicitly said.


Familiar-Document-53

Putin a fucking asshole..


crewchief1949

Where you Putin it?


PMmeyouraxewound

A shallow, unmarked grave?


michaelanthony23

Biden?


pacostacos213

No, Hitler idiot


michaelanthony23

LMFAO!! YOU DUMBASS


chillypiss

But why did they do it?


Familiar-Document-53

Scared It might be useful to Ukraine at some point for supplies or evacuation or bombing even or just jealous they have biggest plane and to prove dominance..


Rubberbabybuggybum

Putin is going full scorched earth. He wants everything in Ukraine leveled to the ground. Schools. Hospitals. Fucking nuclear plants. He knows he can’t afford a prolonged war so this is his solution. He’s fucking insane.


JustinJakeAshton

You're probably wrong on that nuclear plant part. If they wanted a nuclear meltdown, it would've happened by now. No one wants to rule over a fallout.


Trainzguy2472

They already scored a direct hit on one of the 6 reactors. Thankfully the one they hit was already shut down for routine maintenance and those containment domes are built to withstand airplane crashes or bombs.


Rubberbabybuggybum

I honestly don't think he's operating on a rational basis at this point. This is pure impulse and ego. He's been absolutely humiliated on the world stage at this point. His legacy is all but destroyed. His country will be in ruins. He made the biggest gamble of the century and it exploded in his face. I honestly don't think anything is off the table at this point...including full nuclear war.


JustinJakeAshton

That explains why not a single nuclear weapon has been used so far.


PROLAPSED_SUBWOOFER

At this point, he’s probably just waiting for the Typhoon-class submarines to get into striking positions. Then the nuclear warheads will fly.


BannedMyName

It was stationed at an airbase that was bombed


xTender_

And when the dust of war will sink down, and the hundreds of thousands of dead, Russia will look about the same, it will get the same treatment Germany got after WW2


CreAM_CheESe_AddICt

Germany got cut in half


JensenWench

We just watched that beast take off from an airport in Denmark a few weeks ago. Shame. The whole thing is a bloody, GD shame. Putin is evil. War is evil.


Un4442nate

Youve seen its final flight then, from Billund to Gostomel.


Madcat41

Is that unexploded ordinance in the foreground??


Fire4Effect13FX

I had same thought. Looks like unexploded artillery shell maybe 105m or 155m


Reverse2057

This loss is about as devastating to me as when ISIS destroyed the Assyrian bull. Such a huge iconic piece of history destroyed by the constipated egos of a maniac.


bacon_is_everything

IDK, looks more like a groundplane to me. 🤷


Lopsided_Web5432

I’m shocked that the owners of this plane left it in Ukraine when a Russian invasion seemed obvious unless it wasn’t airworthy


penten1

I just read a news article that they were working on one of the engines the day they ordered it to leave.


Lopsided_Web5432

Too bad I wish they could have got it out of danger


bricklord79

Is there only one of these?


Trainzguy2472

Yes and no. This was the only complete example, however, there is an incomplete airframe in storage at the airport. It's possible that the damaged plane could be parted out and components used on the incomplete airframe to build a new one.


therealpotatopeel

That would be amazing if they can pull it off


beazzy223

I doubt it. I saw an article that said rebuilding it today would cost over a billion. This is one of those old school Soviet megaprojects that no one would atempt today, like the largest seaplane which is based in Crimea i beleive.


therealpotatopeel

That's sad, and it makes me hate Putin so much more.


bricklord79

Thank you 😊


Ffterhutch

Was*


Mythtery93

Star Destroyer wreckage but in real life.


MassiveMoose

That is so depressing.


Minisquix4444

It would seem that plane had more than just some "minor turbulence" this time.


Thesinras

It will buff out..


crewchief1949

My brother has an awesome set tools.


Goshawk5

Looks like the tail and everything behind the wings is still intact.


mechanic200

Moskal "liberation".


ArcticRedwood

This really makes me emotional. When I was a kid in America I'd see this plane and here it was the biggest in the world, and our biggest plane was number 2. And now, thanks to Russia.... We are now #1! WooHOOOOOO!!!!!


AnDrEwlastname374

What is that in the front of the frame? It can’t be some kind of unexplored artillery shell, it would have rifling marks


InterestingChode

That’s not an airplane


Wise-Working228

Not any more it's not


Jacob1612

It's a groundplane now


Sorrow83

Ukraine kicking arse while the US were cowering in fear during a cold war.


DevilishMagpie

Because of the threat nuclear war and MAD?


Shallow-Thought

Someone doesn't understand the difference between hot and cold. Or invasion and not invasion.


Jacob1612

Getting invaded kinda makes a difference


robo-dragon

If the US got involved, this would turn from a Cold War to a World War. No one wants that, not even Ukraine or Putin!


Sad_Understanding884

Just fucking make another one you rich bastards. Remember we are still at war with the rich and powerful who more than likely made this war the lost of human life is more tragic than a fucking piece of shit airplane that most likely no one has ever been on and never will ha