The Antonov An-124 Is A Bishop Of Aviation

Briefly: Here is the evidence that the Antonov An-124 — the world's second heaviest operating cargo aircraft — is a bishop of aviation. Just look at its, err, mitre.

This excellent blue hour photo was taken at the Leipzig Airport in Germany, where military equipment for Northern Iraq was being loaded onto an Antonov cargo plane of the Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

Picture: Bundeswehr/Marc Tessensohn

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