Microsoft Flight Sim Players Can Help Rebuild World's Heaviest Airplane With New DLC
The Ukranian-built Antonov An-225 was destroyed by Russian forces, and you can help rebuild it by purchasing a $20 DLC pack.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is adding the heaviest airplane ever created to its roster, and everyone who buys the DLC will be supporting the real-life effort to re-build the plane after it was destroyed by Russian forces as part of the war in Ukraine.
The world's heaviest aircraft, the Ukranian-built Antonov An-225, is available in Microsoft Flight Simulator today for $20. Only one of these planes was ever built. It was at the onset of the conflict.
During the height of the pandemic, the An-225 was
The airplane is 275-feet long, 59 feet tall, and has a wingspan of 290 feet. Its engines are capable of delivering 51,600 pounds of thrust, and the bird can carry up to 559,580 pounds. It has a range of 9,600 miles, flies up to 36,000 feet, and cruises at 500 mph, with a top speed of 530 mph.
In Microsoft Flight Simulator, players have access to six liveries, including:
- Antonov Airlines 2010
- Antonov Airlines 2008
- Antonov Airlines 2006
- Xbox Aviators Club
- Aviators Club
The An-225 is available in Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC. All proceeds from the $20 DLC go to the Antonov Corporation and will be used to help re-build the plane in real life. The DLC will come to Xbox and Xbox Cloud Gaming in late March.
Microsoft Flight Simulator, like all first-party Xbox games, is available with Game Pass on Xbox and PC.
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