10 craziest of goods transported by air
Air to classify the direction, load category and type of load, but sometimes there are examples that defy any classification.
The killer whale Keiko, the star of the American film "Free Willy," was to air passengers twice - first he was brought from Mexico to Oregon by a C-130 the Hercules, and then to the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III whale was brought back to his native Iceland, where later, he was released into the wild.
9. Ophthalmology Clinic
A non-profit organization Orbis International has built a "flying hospital" on the basis of the aircraft McDonnell Douglas DC-10. Complete ophthalmic clinic international team of physicians intended for treatment of eye diseases in developing countries where the medical infrastructure is not necessary.
Cattle, too, sometimes need air transport. Pilots of the Boeing 747, one transporting 390 cows over the Irish Sea, were frightened by fire alarm. As it turned out after an emergency landing, sensitive sensors raised the alarm due to heat bovine bodies.
7. tiltrotor V-22 Osprey
Serial tiltrotor V-22 Osprey, combining the capabilities of the aircraft and the helicopter can not be called small, but he effortlessly fit in cargo aircraft Aero Spacelines Super Guppy.
6. Additives taste of dog food
90 tons of flavorings for dog food once were sent to France by a Boeing 747. The mixture is coveted for dogs chemicals, the taste of which we can only guess, took the entire cargo hold of the aircraft.
5. C-130 fuselage
Transportation fuselage C-130 Hercules with the help of military transport aircraft increased weight Lockheed C-5 Galaxy C-5 demanded that the military for more than two years of planning and testing.
4. All Paris-Dakar
In 2000, the Paris-Dakar race was under threat of guerrilla attacks in Niger, so that all the grand event "assembly" - from the people to the means of transport - has been delivered to Libya, where the race resumed. It took three heavy transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan", which made 18 flights, and $ 5 million.
3. The giant laser
experimental aircraft Boeing YAL-1 based on 747 carried in the nose of a big laser gun designed to destroy missiles. However, the project was canceled after the test.
2. A nuclear reactor
American aircraft with a nuclear reactor on board a Convair NB-36H has been built and tested in 1955. A little later, in 1961, the Soviet Union built Tu-119, which was also equipped with a nuclear power plant. In the mid-1960s, the governments of both countries turned their projects and refused to further development of "nuclear-powered aircraft".
1 190-ton generator
An-225 "Mriya" itself is the heavy transport aircraft in the world, and in 2013 he moved from Zurich, Switzerland to Bahrain generator weighing 190 tons, the largest object ever transported by air.