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Antonov An-124 Ruslan (UR-82008) - A Russian giant seen departing St Maarten.
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Antonov An-124 Ruslan (UR-82008)

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A Russian giant seen departing St Maarten.

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Christos Psarras
Awesome catch and pic!!
Russ Brown
This is what I see from my backyard (albeit from further away) when takeoff is from 12/30 Dulles. Noisy bugger! But I don't mind.
steve dinnen
Yes, it was designed and built in Ukraine while it was part of USSR. Now Ukraine is independent, and the airplane operator is based in Kiev.
Quite a sight to behold, regardless of its provenance.
ken kemper
Spectacular Photo .....
Leander Williams
Great view.
adelma
Fill 'er up; please get the windshield and check the air (nitrogen) in the tires!!
richard Atkinson
Was in Ukraine for the past couple of weeks and had hoped to have had sight of these flying giants whilst in Kharkiv and Kyiv, but sadly not to be on this occasion.
Patrick Keohane
The tire (tyre) cost alone would bankrupt many small countries.

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