These Ships and Aircraft huge monsters walk on the seas and fly in the sky. They weigh hundreds of tons, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and the length of some of them is almost half a kilometer.
Most Large Ships and Aircraft:
Container ship Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller
The world’s largest container ship Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller July 15, 2013 came out on its maiden voyage.
Its length – 400 meters, width – 59 m, capacity – 18 000 containers, load capacity – 165 thousand tons.
The world’s first floating plant
The company Royal Dutch Shell began creating the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG). The plant will be located at the Prelude field off the coast of Australia, and after manufacturing will be able to move to another field. According to expert estimates, the cost of building the world’s first floating LNG plant can be up to $ 5 billion 600 thousand tons, almost half a kilometer in length (488 meters) – this giant will displace up to six times more water than the largest aircraft carrier.
Semi-submersible vessel Dockwise Vanguard
Dockwise Vanguard – the largest and most innovative semi-submersible vessel in history. Its length is 275 m, width – 70 m (230 ft.). Load capacity up to 110 thousand tons.
The vessel was designed by Dockwise to transport dry goods and for use as a dry dock.
By the way, it will be used to remove debris Costa Concordia off the Italian island of Giglio.
Carriers such as “Nimitz”
Carriers such as “Nimitz” (English Nimitz class) – the type of U.S. aircraft carriers, nuclear power plant. Carriers “Nimitz” with a maximum capacity of up to 106,000 tonnes are the largest warships in the world.
They are designed to act as part of carrier strike groups and engage large surface targets, provide air defense of naval connections, as well as for military air operations.
The lead ship of the series has a length of 333 meters, displacement – 106,000 tons, as well as two nuclear reactors and power of 260,000 hp
The longest passenger aircraft
Boeing 747-8 – two-deck passenger aircraft developed by Boeing. This was announced in 2005 an airliner is a new generation of the famous series of the Boeing 747 with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved economic efficiency.
The 747-8 is the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, and the longest passenger aircraft in the world, exceeded the length of the Airbus A340-600 is almost a meter.
The cost of one aircraft – $ 250 million, length – 76.4 meters. The owner of the first commercial passenger version April 25, 2012 was the German Lufthansa.
The largest passenger airliner in the world
Airbus A380 – double-deck four-engined jet airliner, created concern Airbus SAS – serial largest airliner in the world (- 24,08 m, length – 72.75 m Wingspan – 79.75 meters).
Maximum take-off weight – 560 tons (the mass of the airplane – 280 tonnes). Today the A380 is also the largest passenger airliner in the world.
As standard, it accommodates 525 passengers, nearly 100 people, more than the next competitor roominess – Boeing 747. Reasonable discretion of one aircraft – 389.9 million dollars.
Boeing C-17 “Globemaster» III
Boeing C-17 “Globemaster» III – an American strategic airlifter. Currently, this type of aircraft in service with the U.S. Air Force and six other countries.
Maximum take-off weight – 265 tons (weight of the aircraft – 122 tons).
The cost of one aircraft is $ 316 million
“Yamato” – the largest battleship in history
All information on the type of battleship “Yamato” was so secret that the true characteristics of these ships opponents Japan became known only after the war.
Length battleship – 263 meters, Width – 39 meters, displacement of 73,000 tons. A huge displacement has allowed designers to equip the battleships of the “Yamato” the largest in the modern history of 460 mm caliber guns. They gave ships exceptional firepower.
Currently giant resting on the ocean floor off the southern island of Kyushu, Japan.
An-225 is the heaviest lifting aircraft has ever been raised in the air. The only plane that exceeds the An-225 wing span, it’s Hughes H-4 Hercules, which belongs to a class of flying boats and flown only once in 1947
Empty weight – 250 tons, maximum take-off weight – 640 tons. “Mriya” – record by weight of cargo: Commercial – 247 tons of commercial Monocargo – 187.6 tons, and the overall record capacity – 253.8 tonnes. In total, the aircraft – the owner of about 250 world records.
Currently, one copy is in flying condition and operated by Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines.
Supertanker Knock Nevis – the world’s largest ship
Its dimensions are: length of 458.45 meters and a width of 69 meters, making it the largest ship in the world.
Built in 1976, in recent years been used as a floating storage facility and then taken to the Alang (India), where in 2010 scrapped. One of the 36-ton anchor of the giant was preserved and is now on exhibition in the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong.
The largest cruise ship in the world
Allure of the Seas – second-class cruise ship Oasis, in the ownership of Allure of the Seas Inc. It was built in 2010. Along with the ship’s twin Oasis of the Seas is the largest passenger ship in the world as of November 2010: the length of the two cruise ships of about 360 m (depending on temperature), and Allure of the Seas is longer than her sister by 5 cm
This is a true floating city. Crew – 2,100 people, the number of passengers – 6400.
Against this background, the famous giant Titanic seem “kid”: the length of 269 meters at the Titanic against the 360 ??meters at the Allure of the Seas. Displacement Titanic was 52 tons, from Allure of the Seas – 225 tons.