The biggest ships and planes
These huge monsters go on 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.
floating plant first in the world
Royal Dutch Shell company began creating the world's first floating plant for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The plant will be located on 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 kilometer in length (488 m.) - 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, and the width - 70 m (230 ft.). Load capacity up to 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 type "Nimitz"
Carriers such as "Nimitz" (English 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 a part of carrier battle groups and engage large surface targets, provide air 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 tonnes and 2 nuclear reactors and power of 260,000 liters. from.
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 lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved economic efficiency.
The 747-8 is the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, as well as the longest passenger aircraft in the world, exceeded the Airbus A340-600 length of nearly a meter.
The cost of a single aircraft -. $ 250 million, length - 76, 4 meters. The owner of the first commercial passenger version April 25, 2012 was the German Lufthansa.
The biggest passenger plane in the world
Airbus A380 - chetyrehdvigatelny double-decker passenger jet created concern Airbus S.A.S. - the biggest serial airliner in the world (height - 24, 08 m, length - 72, 75 meters, wingspan - 79, 75 meters).
maximum takeoff weight - 560 tons (the weight of the aircraft - 280 tons). To date, A380 is also the largest passenger airliner in the world.
In the standard configuration it holds 525 passengers, which is almost 100 more than the next competitor of spaciousness - the Boeing 747. The cost of a single aircraft - 389, 9 million dollars..
Boeing C-17 "Globemaster" III of
Boeing C-17 "Globemaster" III - US strategic military transport aircraft. Currently, this type of aircraft are in service with the US Air Force and six other countries.
The maximum takeoff weight - 265 tons (the weight of the aircraft - 122 tons).
The cost of one aircraft is $ 316 million.
"Yamato" - the largest battleship in the history of
All information on the type of battleships "Yamato" was so secret that the true characteristics of these ships opponents Japan became known only after the war.
battleship length - 263 meters, width - 39 meters, a displacement of 73,000 tons. A huge displacement has allowed designers to equip the battleships of "Yamato" the largest in the modern history of 460 mm caliber guns. They gave ships exceptional firepower.
Currently, the giant resting on the ocean floor off the southern island of Kyushu, Japan.
AN-225 is the heaviest airplane hoisting ever levitate. Single plane, a superior Ru-225 spanwise it Hughes H-4 Hercules, which belongs to the class of flying boats and raised in the air only once in 1947 godu
empty aircraft weight - 250 tons, maximum takeoff weight - 640 tons. "Dream" - record weight of transported cargo: Commercial - 247 tons, commercial Monocargo - 187, 6 tons and an absolute record load capacity - 253, 8 tons. In total, the plane - the owner of some 250 world records.
At the present time one copy is in lotnom maintained and operated by Antonov Airlines Ukrainian company.
Supertanker Knock Nevis - the largest ship of the world
Its dimensions are: 458, 45 meters in length and width of 69 meters, making it the largest ship in the world.
It was built in 1976, was used as a floating storage in recent years, then brought to Alang (India), where reclaimed in 2010. One of the 36-ton giant bower was preserved and is now on display at the Maritime Museum exhibition in Hong Kong.
The largest cruise ship in the world
Allure of the Seas - the second cruise ship Oasis class owned company 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), where the Allure of the Seas is longer than his sister by 5 cm.
This is a real floating city. Crew - 2100 people, the number of passengers - 6400.
On the background of the famous giant Titanic seem "baby": the length of 269 meters at the Titanic against the 360 meters at the Allure of the Seas. Displacement Titanic was 52 tons, y Allure of the Seas - 225 tons.