5 Biggest Aircraft in the World

Antonov An-225 Mriya was one of the largest aircraft ever built.  Unfortunately it was destroyed by Russian attack in Russia Ukraine War. It was weighted around 640 tons, Powered by a six turbofan engines

Stratolaunch is a rocket launching aircraft. The developers have designed it to launch rockets into the orbits. The aircraft is 238 ft (73m) long and 50 ft (15m) high. It has the largest wingspan in the world i.e. 385 ft (117m) which is even a little extra than the standard length of a football field. It weighs up to half a million pound and can carry an external payload of 550,000 lbs.

SGT Super Guppy/B-377-SG is a cargo aircraft. The biggest user of Super Guppy is NASA. They use it for carrying and transporting parts of space equipment like rockets, satellites etc.  Super Guppy is notably famous for being the only aeroplane in the world to have carried the whole 3rd stage of the Saturn V Rocket & 2nd stage on Saturn IB known as “S-IVB Stage”.

Boeing 747 Dream Lifter AKA Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. The main cargo compartment of the aircraft has a volume of 65,000 cubic feet (1,840 cubic meters) and has a maximum payload capacity is 250,000 lbs. The aircraft is around 235 ft (71.68m) long, 70.8 ft (21.54m) high and has a wingspan of 211.5 ft (64.4m). It weighs 180,530 kg.

The Airbus Beluga XL is an upgraded version of its predecessor, Airbus Beluga. The aircraft made its first flight on 19th July 2018. With a payload capacity of 50,500 Kgs (111,333 lb), Beluga XL is 63.1 m (207 ft) long, 18.9 m (62 ft) high and has a wingspan of 60.3 m (197 ft 10 in). It weighs 127,500 kg (281,089 lb) and is one of the most heavy, unique and biggest cargo aircraft in the world.