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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fun on Ice with the Giant Russian IL-76 Air Freighter


We are operating in Antarctica on an ice runway. Empty, this plane weighs about 100 tons. Loaded, it weighs about 200 tons. It seems to have 20 wheels, which means each wheel is carrying between 5 and 10 tons, which is like 5 times as much as each wheel on a large 18 wheeled semi-truck. This clip only shows 3 minutes out of the middle of the video. Click on the YouTube logo to watch the whole thing (16 minutes).

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