Microsoft Flight Simulator adds the heaviest plane ever built to its list, and everyone who buys the DLC supports the real-world effort to rebuild the plane after it was destroyed by Russian forces as part of the war in Ukraine.
The world’s heaviest aircraft, the Ukrainian-built Antonov An-225 is available today for $20 on Microsoft Flight Simulator. Only one of these aircraft was ever built. It was destroyed during the Battle of Antonov Airport in February 2022 at the beginning of the conflict.
At the peak of the pandemic was the An-225 used to transport essential medical supplies.
The aircraft is 275 feet long, 59 feet high and has a wingspan of 290 feet. Its engines can deliver 51,600 pounds of thrust, and the bird can carry up to 559,580 pounds. It has a range of 9,600 miles, flies up to 36,000 feet and flies at 500 mph with a top speed of 530 mph.
In Microsoft Flight Simulator, players have access to six liveries, including:
- Antonov Airlines 2010
- Antonov Airlines 2008
- Antonov Airlines 2006
- Xbox Aviators Club
- aviator club
The An-225 is available in Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC. All proceeds from the $20 DLC will go to the Antonov Corporation and will be used to help rebuild the plane in real life. The DLC will be released for Xbox and Xbox Cloud Gaming at the end of March.
Microsoft Flight Simulator, like all Xbox first-party games, is available on Xbox and PC with Game Pass.
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