Microsoft Flight Simulator Adds the World’s Heaviest Aircraft: The Antonov An-225 Mriya, Supporting Digital Preservation Efforts

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Microsoft Flight Simulator, a popular flight simulation game, has introduced the world’s heaviest aircraft, the Antonov An-225 Mriya. The addition of the An-225 to the game is part of the ongoing digital preservation efforts of the aircraft, which holds multiple aviation records and is a significant achievement in the history of aviation.

The Antonov An-225 Mriya, which means “dream” in Ukrainian, is an ultra-heavy lift jet transport aircraft featuring six engines. It holds the record for being the world’s longest plane, and has many other size-related aviation records to its name. The aircraft was built by the Antonov Corporation in Ukraine, and only one Mriya was ever completed.

However, in February 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the An-225 was attacked and rendered inoperable. Efforts are underway to rebuild the aircraft and fly it again, and the addition of the An-225 to Microsoft Flight Simulator is part of the fundraising efforts to support the Antonov Corporation in rebuilding the aircraft.

The Antonov An-225 Mriya is now available for purchase in the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-game marketplace on PC for $19.99. All proceeds from the sale of the aircraft will go to the Antonov Corporation to support the rebuild of the An-225. The aircraft will also be available for Xbox Series X|S and on Xbox Cloud Gaming starting in late March.

The addition of the Antonov An-225 Mriya to Microsoft Flight Simulator is exciting news for aviation enthusiasts and gamers alike. The game’s realistic graphics and attention to detail make it a great platform to experience the unique features of the An-225, such as its massive size and six-engine configuration.

Moreover, the addition of the An-225 to the game is a significant step in the digital preservation of aviation history. The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a remarkable aircraft and holds an important place in the history of aviation, and its addition to Microsoft Flight Simulator ensures that its legacy will be preserved for future generations.

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