The network got video from the test of the largest in the history of American aircraft
The American company Stratolaunch Systems, on January 9, tested the two-body transport aircraft Stratolaunch Model 351.
About this reports the publication Naked Science.
“Given the colossal span of the wing – over 117 meters – the car can be called the largest aircraft in history. Its length is 73 meters, and the maximum take-off weight is almost 600 tons. The weight of the suspended payload is 230 tons, ”the newspaper writes.
According to Naked Science, in the series of the next tests, the aircraft reached 218 km / h with its own engines – last year this mark was called sufficient for the start of flight tests. Tests recognized successful, and the aircraft can make the first flight in the near future.