Scientists from the US will launch next year the world's largest aircraft

American aircraft builders will launch in 2016 the largest aircraft in the history of aviation.

The aircraft called Stratolaunch bypasses all aircraft known in the world aviation with its dimensions - its wingspan is 117 meters. Among other things, the editors of the news agency also became aware of other characteristics of this aircraft - the aircraft has two fuselages to maintain the necessary rigidity of the entire structure, the chassis consists of 28 wheels, which is also a record, and in addition, the aircraft has a power plant that includes includes six Pratt & Whitney jet engines.

The technical characteristics of the Stratolaunch aircraft are not officially disclosed at the moment, however, the creation of an unusual aircraft itself is mainly related to research and development purposes, while it is possible that in the future such a design can be used both as a military aircraft and as civilian aircraft, however, scientists from the United States refused to comment on these data in more detail.


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