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Of course, there are many more aircraft than 57 that belong on this chart,
only the most popular have been listed. All specifications
are approximate.

For dimensions, D: is for diameter (rotor/dirigible), S: is for
wingspan and L: is for length. Ranks are based on average
between length and wingspan/diameter.

# Plane Max. Weight Dimensions
1. Hindenburg * 484,400 lb L: 804';D: 135'
2. An-225 Cossack 1,322,750 lb L: 275'7";S: 290'
The An-225 Cossack is the largest airplane in the world.
3. HK-1 Spruce Goose 400,000 lb L: 218'6";S: 320'
The HK-1 Spruce Goose has the largest wingspan of all aircraft.
4. Airbus A380F 1,305,000 lb L: 239'3";S: 261'8"
The Airbus A380F is the largest passenger airliner in the world.
5. KM Caspian Sea Monster 1,080,000 lb L: 348';S: 131'
6. An-124 Condor 892,872 lb L: 226'8.5";S: 240'5.75"
7. C-5 Galaxy 840,000 lb L: 247'10";S: 222'9"
8. Boeing 777-300ER 775,000 lb L: 242'4";S: 212'7"
9. Airbus A340-600 807,400 lb L: 246'11";S: 208'2"
10. Boeing 747 875,000 lb L: 231'10";S: 211'5"
11. Boeing 777 660,000 lb L: 242'4";S: 199'11"
12. Airbus A330-300 515,700 lb L: 208'1";S: 197'10"
13. B-36 Peacemaker 410,000 lb L: 162'1";S: 230'
14. Lun Ekranoplan 882,000 lb L: 240';S: 144'
15. Boeing 767 450,000 lb L: 201'4";S: 170'4"
16. Tu-160 Blackjack 606,261 lb L: 177'6";S: 182'9"
17. KC-10 Extender 590,000 lb L: 181'7";S: 165'4.25"
18. B-52 Stratofortress 488,000 lb L: 159'4";S: 185'
18. C-17 Globemaster III 585,000 lb L: 173'11";S: 170'9"
19. C-133 Cargomaster 286,000 lb L: 157'6";S: 179'8"
20. Tu-95 Bear 414,470 lb L: 162'5";S: 167'8"
21. C-141 Starlifter 323,100 lb L: 168'3.5";S: 159'11"
22. Airbus A300F 377,900 lb L: 177'5";S: 147'1"
23. Il-76 Candid 374,780 lb L: 152'10.25";S: 165'8"
24. C-124 Globemaster II 216,000 lb L: 130'5";S: 174'1"
25. Boeing 757 272,500 lb L: 178'7";S: 124'10"
25. XB-70 Valkyrie 534,700 lb L: 196';S: 105'
26. 377SG Super Guppy 170,000 lb L: 143'10";S: 156'3"
27. E-6 Mercury 342,000 lb L: 150'4";S: 148'4"
27. Boeing 707 333,600 lb L: 152'11";S: 145'9"
28. C-74 Globemaster 165,000 lb L: 124'2"; S: 173'3"
29. E-3 Sentry 347,000 lb L: 155'6";S: 130'10"
30. B-1b Lancer 477,000 lb L: 146';S: 137'
31. Beriev Albatross 189,595 lb L: 143';S: 136'
The Albatross is the largest amphibious aircraft in the world.
32. Airbus A300-600ST 341,713 lb L: 123'8";S: 147'2"
33. KC-135 Stratotanker 322,500 lb L: 136'3";S: 130'10"
34. Boeing 727 191,000 lb L: 153'2";S: 108'
35. EC-135 Looking Glass 300,000 lb L: 128';S: 131'
35. KC-97 Stratotanker 175,000 lb L: 117'5";S: 141'2"
35. Helios 2,048 lb L: 12';S: 247'
36. Airbus A321 207,000 lb L: 146';S: 111'10"
37. Boeing 737 174,200 lb L: 138'2";S: 117'5"
38. Tu-22M Backfire 278,660 lb L: 139'4";S: 112'6"
39. B-2 Spirit ~376,500 lb L: 69';S: 172'
39. B-29 Superfortress 105,000 lb L: 99';S: 141'3"
40. C-121 Constellation 133,000 lb L: 116'2";S: 123'
41. C-130 Hercules 155,000 lb L: 97'9";S: 132'7"
42. YB-49 Flying Wing 213,500 lb L: 53'1";S: 172'
42. XB-35 Flying Wing 103,484 lb L: 53'1";S: 172'
43. Tu-16 Badger 165,350 lb L: 114'2";S: 108'3"
44. Mi-26 Halo 123,450 lb L: 110'8";D: 105'
The Mi-26 Halo is the largest helicopter in the world.
45. C-9 Nightingale 108,000 lb L: 119'3";S: 93'3"
46. C-1 85,113 lb L: 95.1'; S: 100.4'
47. U-2S Dragon Lady 40,000 lb L: 65';S: 103'
48. SR-71 Blackbird 140,000 lb L: 107.4';S: 55.6'
49. RQ-4 Global Hawk ~25,600 lb L: 44.4';S: 116.2'
50. Proteus 15,800 lb L: 56.3';S: 92' (max)


* - Using a length-diameter respect, the Hindenburg is the largest airship. Other airships larger than the An-225 Cossack would include the British R101 and R100, the German Los Angeles and Graf Zeppelin I and II, and the American Shenandoah, Akron and Macon, for some examples.


Last Updated: May 7, 2007



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