The biggest ships and airplanes
These huge monsters walk on the seas and fly in the sky. They weigh hundreds of tons, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and the length of some of them reaches almost half a kilometer.
Container ship Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller
The world's largest container ship Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller July 15, 2013 went on its first flight.
Its length is 400 meters, width - 59 meters, capacity - 18,000 containers, carrying capacity - 165 thousand tons.
The world's first floating plant
Royal Dutch Shell has begun the creation of the world's first floating plant for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The plant will be located at the Prelude field off the coast of Australia, and after its development it will be able to move to another field. According to expert estimates, the cost of building the world's first floating LNG plant can reach up to $ 5 billion 600,000 tons, almost half a kilometer in length (488 meters) - this giant will displace six times more water than the largest aircraft carrier.
Dockwise Vanguard semi-submersible vessel
Dockwise Vanguard is the largest and most innovative semi-submersible vessel in history.Its length is 275 m, and its width is 70 m (230 ft.). Lifting capacity reaches 110 thousand tons.
The vessel was developed by Dockwise for transporting dry cargo and for use as a dry dock.
By the way, it will be used to remove Costa Concordia debris from the Italian island of Giglio.
Carriers such as "Nimitz"
Carriers of the type "Nimitz" (eng. Nimitz class) - a type of US aircraft carriers with a nuclear power plant. Carriers "Nimitz" with a maximum displacement of up to 106 thousand tons are the largest warships in the world.
They are designed to operate as part of carrier strike groups and defeat large surface targets, provide air defense of naval formations, as well as to conduct military air operations.
The lead ship of the series has a length of 333 meters, a displacement of 106,000 tons, as well as 2 nuclear reactors and a capacity of 260,000 hp.
The longest passenger aircraft
Boeing 747-8 - a double-deck passenger aircraft, developed by Boeing. This airliner announced in 2005 is a new generation of the famous Boeing 747 series with an extended fuselage, a redesigned wing 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, exceeding the length of the Airbus A340-600 by almost a meter.
The cost of one aircraft is $ 250 million, length - 76.4 meters. The first commercial owner of the passenger version on April 25, 2012 was the German Lufthansa.
The largest passenger plane in the world
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engine jet passenger aircraft, created by Airbus S.A.S. - the largest serial airliner in the world (height - 24.08 meters, length - 72.75 meters, wingspan - 79.75 meters).
The maximum take-off weight is 560 tons (the mass of the aircraft itself is 280 tons). Today, the A380 is also the largest passenger airliner in the world.
In the standard configuration it accommodates 525 passengers, which is almost 100 people more than the next competitor in terms of capacity - Boeing 747. The cost of one aircraft is 389.9 million dollars.
Boeing C-17 Globe Master III
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is an American strategic military transport aircraft. Currently, aircraft of this type are in service with the US Air Force and six other countries.
The maximum take-off weight is 265 tons (the weight of the aircraft itself is 122 tons).
The cost of one aircraft is $ 316 million.
Yamato is the largest battleship in history.
All the information on the type of the Yamato battleships was so classified that it became known to the enemies of Japan about the true characteristics of these ships only after the war.
The length of the battleship is 263 meters, width is 39 meters, the displacement is 73 thousand tons. The huge displacement allowed the designers to equip the Yamato-type battleships with the largest guns of 460 mm caliber in modern history. They gave the ships exceptional firepower.
Currently, the giant rests on the ocean floor at the southern island of Kyushu, Japan.
An-225 is the heaviest lifting aircraft ever to take to the air. The only aircraft that surpasses the An-225 in wing span is the Hughes H-4 Hercules, which belongs to the class of flying boats and took to the air only once in 1947
The mass of an empty aircraft is 250 tons, the maximum take-off weight is 640 tons. “Mriya” is a record holder in the weight of the transported cargo: commercial - 247 tons, commercial single cargo - 187.6 tons, and the absolute record of carrying capacity - 253.8 tons. In total, this aircraft - the owner of about 250 world records.
Currently, one copy is in flight condition and is operated by the Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines.
Supertanker Knock Nevis - the largest ship in the world
Its dimensions were: 458.45 meters long and 69 meters wide, which made it the largest vessel in the world.
Built in 1976, in recent years it was used as a floating storage facility, then delivered to Alang (India), where it was utilized in 2010. One of the giant giant's 36-tonne anchors was preserved and is now on display at the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong.
The largest cruise liner in the world
Allure of the Seas is a second class Oasis cruise ship owned by Allure of the Seas Inc. It was built in 2010. Along with the twin vessel, the Oasis of the Seas is the largest passenger ship in the world as of November 2010: the length of both cruise ships is about 360 m (depending on temperature), and the Allure of the Seas is 5 cm longer than its sister.
This is a real floating city. Crew - 2 100 people, the number of passengers - 6 400.
Against the background of this giant, the famous Titanic will seem like a “kid”: the length of 269 meters is at the Titanic against 360 meters at Allure of the Seas. The displacement of the Titanic was 52 tons, the Allure of the Seas - 225 tons.