New kit news – Revell 1/144 Antonov An-225 Mirya
Here's a new kit from Revell that only hit the store shelves this Christmas.
The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a super-heavy cargo aircraft that was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau during the 1980s. It ranks as the largest and heaviest aircraft ever built.
Consequentrly, the Revell An-225 Mirya is likely to be the largest 1/144 scale kit that we will ever see.
Don't be fooled by the scale - when built, the wing span of this model over 60 cm (a full 2 feet) and the fuselage length is about the same.
But while the sprues are massive in size, the design of the kit is surprisingly simplistic, comprising only 227 grey plastic parts which includes 13 parts in clear. In that, the modeler will get the basic cargo bay interior, the six turbofan engines a 8 pieces each and of course all the individual wheels for the landing gear. Additionally, the model may be built either in a flight-ready setting or a kneel-down stance for loading.
With only one real An-225 ever to reach operational service, the decal (and reissue) options are strictly limited. Not much variety with this choice of subject!
The Revell 1/144 Anotonov An-225 Mirya retails at about 90 EUR (70 £).
I've seen this kit built up and it is amazing, though not my thing usually I would have one.
Nice. There have been An-124s at EAA a few times, but I keep dreaming that this makes an appearance one year!
And I thought a 1/144 747 was big.
smart move by revell to make a smaller scale version of it.. the modelsvit 1/72 is just too huge... and wildly expensive...but the size is the main problem lolz
It's a great kit from Revell but despite being 1/144 scale it's still a huge model to find a suitable place for. We had it at Amsterdam-Schiphol airport a couple of years back. It picked up some heavy machinery. The only apron it could be handled was right next to the motorway and it sure caught some attention. One of the night time pics of that event attached for you, I'm sure I got some more of the loading as well.
1 attached image. Click to enlarge.