The biggest ships and planes

These huge monsters walking the seas and flying in the sky. They weigh hundreds of tons, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and the length of some of them reaches almost half a kilometer.




Container Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller

The world's largest container ship Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller was released July 15, 2013 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

Company Royal Dutch Shell start creating the world's first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG). The plant will be located in the Prelude field off the coast of Australia, but after its production can move to another field. According to expert estimates, the cost of building the world's first floating LNG plant could be up to $ 5 billion. 600 000 tonnes, almost half a mile long (488 meters) - the 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 in the history of semi-submersible vessel. Its length is 275 m, width - 70 m (230 ft.). Carrying capacity is 110 thousand tons.



The vessel was designed by Dockwise to transport dry cargo and for use as a dry dock.


By the way, it will be used to remove debris from the Costa Concordia Italian island of Giglio.


Carriers such as "Nimitz»

Carriers such as "Nimitz" (eng. Nimitz class) - the type of US aircraft carrier with a nuclear power plant. Carriers "Nimitz" with a maximum displacement of up to 106,000 tonnes are the largest warships in the world.


They are designed to act as part of carrier battle groups and engage large surface targets, ensure the defense of naval connections, as well as for military aircraft 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 000 hp
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The longest passenger plane

Boeing 747-8 - double-deck passenger aircraft developed by Boeing. This was announced in 2005, the airliner is the next generation of the famous series of the Boeing 747 with a lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved economic efficiency.


747-8 is the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, as well as the longest passenger aircraft in the world, exceeded the length of the Airbus A340-600 almost a meter.

The cost of the aircraft - 250 million. Dollars, length - 76, 4 meters. The first commercial version of the owner of the passenger April 25, 2012 was the German Lufthansa.

The biggest passenger plane in the world

Airbus A380 - chetyrehdvigatelny double-decker jet airliner, created concern Airbus SAS - Serial biggest airliner in the world (height - 24, 08 meters, length - 72, 75 meters, wingspan - 79, 75 meters).


Maximum takeoff weight - 560 tons (the weight of the aircraft - 280 tons). Today the A380 is also the largest passenger airliner in the world.


As standard, it holds 525 passengers, which is almost 100 more than the next competitor roominess - Boeing 747. The cost of one aircraft - 389, 9 million. Dollars.


Boeing C-17 "Globemaster» III

Boeing C-17 "Globemaster» III - US strategic military transport aircraft. Currently, this type of aircraft in service with the US Air Force and six other countries.


Maximum take-off weight - 265 tons (the weight of the aircraft - 122 tons).


The price of one aircraft is $ 316 million.


"Yamato" - the largest battleship ever

All information on the type of battleships "Yamato" was so secret that the true characteristics of the enemy ships in Japan became known only after the war.


The length of the battleship - 263 meters, width - 39 meters, a 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 guns caliber 460 mm. They gave ships exceptional firepower.

Currently, the giant resting on the ocean floor off the southern island of Kyushu, Japan.


AN-225 "Mriya»

AN-225 is the heaviest hoisting aircraft ever to take to the skies. The only aircraft that surpasses the AN-225 wing span, is Hughes H-4 Hercules, which belongs to a class of flying boats, and rose into the air just once in 1947


Empty weight of the aircraft - 250 tons, maximum takeoff weight - 640 tons. "Mriya" - the champion of the weight of cargo: commercial - 247 tons, commercial monocargo - 187, 6 tons carrying capacity and an absolute record - 253, 8 tons. In general ease of the plane - the owner of some 250 world records.


Currently, there is one instance in lёtnom state and operated by a Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines.




Supertanker Knock Nevis - the world's largest ship

Its dimensions are: 458, 45 meters length and width of 69 meters, making it the largest ship of the world.


Built in 1976, in recent years it has been used as a floating storage facility and then taken to the Alang (India), where in 2010 scrapped. One of the 36-ton anchors becomes giant has been saved and is now exhibited in the exposition of the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong.


The largest cruise ship in the world

Allure of the Seas - the second-class cruise ship Oasis, company-owned 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 both cruise ships about 360 meters (depending on temperature), with Allure of the Seas is longer than his sister for 5 cm. < br />

This is a true floating city. Crew - 2 100 people, the number of passengers - 6 400.


Against the background of this giant of the famous Titanic seem "baby": the length of 269 meters at the Titanic against the 360 ​​meters at the Allure of the Seas. Displacement of the Titanic was 52 tons, at the Allure of the Seas - 225 tons.


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