The Mil Mi-26 is a Soviet/Russian heavy-duty transport helicopter. It is the largest and most powerful helicopter in serial production operated by both military and civilian operators.
9. Zubr-class LCAC
Zubr-class LCAC is a class of Soviet-designed air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC).
It is the largest hovercraft in the world, with a standard full load displacement of 555 tons.
The hybrids were designed to seal amphibious assault units from fitted/unfitted vessels to unfitted coasts, as well as transporting and planting naval mines, such as marines and tanks. The ship has 400 m2 of the cargo area and a fuel capacity of 56 tons.
It may transport three main fighting tanks (up to 150 tonnes) or ten armored vehicle units with 140 troops (up to 131 tonnes), or eight armored personnel carriers, with a total weight of up to 115 tonnes or 8 amphibious tanks or up to 500 troops (with 360 in the cargo compartment).
When fully displaced, the ship can negotiate gradients up to 5 degrees on non-equipped shores and vertical walls up to 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) high. In conditions, up to Sea State 4, the Zubr class remains seaworthy. The cruising speed is between 30-40 knots (56-74 km/h; 35-46 mph).
Based in Seattle and Mojave, Stratolaunch designed and built a massive carrier aircraft to hoist and launch rockets into orbit. The dual-fuselage aircraft is regarded as the world’s largest with a span of 385 feet. In April, in its first and only flight, Stratolaunch flew the vehicle. The company agreed to fly the Pegasus XL rockets of Northrop Grumman. Stratolaunch announced in 2018 that it would create a fleet of rockets for the aircraft to be transported, including a spaceplane. However, some months after Allen died, the company announced scaling down operations and no more rocket systems would be developed.
7. Leonhardt Gunbus 410
The Gunbus 410 is a motorcycle manufactured by Leonhardt Manufacturing, a German company that is called “the biggest running motorcycle in the world.” The 3.47 m long Gunbus 410 is powered by a 410-inch V twin engine. The front wheel of the motorcycle and the tire has a diameter of 38 inches and a width of 11 inches and the back wheel has a diameter of 32 inches and 15 inches in width. The cost of a manufacturing model Gunbus 410 is reported at US$350,000.
6. Typhoon-class submarine
The typhoon class was designed and built by the Soviet Union for the soviet navy as the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. The Typhoons are the largest ever built submarines with their displacement of 48,000 tons, designed to accommodate the 160-strong crew for months. Typhoon Class submarines in the Russian Navy are at the top of the list of the largest submarines in the world, closely followed by Russia’s latest Borei Class submarine, Oscar II Class, and the enormous Ohio Class by the US Navy.
5. Gustav Gun
In preparation for WW2, the rail gun of Schwerer Gustav was developed by the Nazis. A fearsome weapon of war was the Schwerer Gustav also known as the giant gun of Hitler. It was developed by Krupp in Rügenwalde in the late 1930s to explicitly destroy the most strong fortifications that were at that time the main fortifications of the French Maginot Line. The complete gun weighed almost 1,350 tons and could fire 7 tons of shells within 47 km. It was intended to fire projectiles of 680 kilograms to a range of 190 kilometers.
This made the gun able to hit shells in London if fired from occupied Calais, France.
3. Knock Knewis
It was the longest ship ever built before its decommissioning. It was deliberately demolished in India after its final trip in 2009. Constructed in 1979 at the Japanese shipyard by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. It was damaged during an airstrike in the Hormuz Strait on 14 May 1988, during the Iraq-Iran war. She started to sink and was assumed completely lost. The wreckage, however, was restored and reconstructed. She returned to service as Happy Giant after the repairs. This marine giant is so big that four soccer fields on its deck can be laid. The length between the tips is 458.45 meters (LOA). This exceeds the height of New York City’s 443 meters high empire state building and Kuala Lumpur’s Petron’s towers (424 meters high).
The ship has a 68.8-meter beam, about the width of a soccer field.
When fully loaded, she sits 24.6 meters in the water, preventing her from navigating even through the English channel, let alone the man-made channels of Suez and Panama.
2. BelAZ 75710
The Belaz 75710 is the world’s largest dump truck that can carry 450 tonnes. The truck is lengthwise 20.6m, heightwise 8.16m, and 9.87m long. The vehicle has an empty weight of 360t. The Belaz 75710 is equipped with eight Michelin pneumatic tubeless tires and two turbocharged 16-cylinder diesel engines. Each engine has a power output of 2,300HP. The vehicle uses an alternating current-driven electromechanical transmission. The truck has a 64 km/h top speed.
Crawler transports are a pair of tracked carriers for the transportation of spacecraft through the Crawlerway to Launch Complex 39 from the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The carriers have a mass of 2,721 tons (6 million pounds) and eight tracks. There are 57 shoes for each track and each shoe weighs around 900kg (1,984 lb). The vehicle is 40 by 35 m long (131 by 114 ft). The height from floor (ground level) to platform is 6.1 to 7.9 m (20 to 26 ft) adjustable, and each side can also be lifted and lowered separately.