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Analysis: Could Ukraine rebuild the iconic An-225 Myria?KYIV, UKRAINE — When Russia launched a massive military campaign against Ukraine in the early hours of February 24, the Antonov An-225, the world's largest aircraft, was under regular maintenance at Hostomel Airport near Kyiv. At that time, Antonov's engineers and technicians were in a rush to make the giant freighter ready to fly to a safer place. But they were late. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...
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I am sure they will... It is almost a must for the countries Moral regardless of what the cost is. The A/C also provides a much needed world wide service that is needed. With a Total Rebuild, would be a great time to Modernize the Onboard Electronics as well. Only thing I would do different other than upgraded avionics would be to remove the Russian Space Shuttle Mounts.
I would assume that Myria got the same updated western avionics and such just as the smaller heavy life AC got years back. That was when the USA and andd Russia got along some what better. I dont know about the flight instruments other than integrating them into the existing ones. Some dont read the same as any others and mis reading has cause some crashes with pilots used to the Russian way they resd.
After watching them whoop Russia's butt and still export 15% of the world's grain supply, seems they are capable of most anything they set their minds to.
especially when the US pays for it!
All idle chat at this time as Ukraine has to win a war first before ever considering applying costs to such an endeavor.
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why? American taxpayers will be paying for it anyhow, just as they have been for the war.