Biggest Airplane Model in the World Eaten by Biggest Cargo Aircraft

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This is an Airbus A380-the largest passenger aircraft in the world-eaten alive by an Antonov AN-124-the largest mass-produced cargo airplane in the world (which I filmed inside at Dubai's airport). Before you exclaim "Photoshop!", this is a real photo by Dmitry Avdeev. However, it's not a real A380: it's a 1/3 scale model, which makes it the biggest aircraft replica in the world. So big, in fact, that its 87-feet wingspan is 3 feet and 4 inches wider than a real Concorde. Seeing it completely built in video gives you an idea of its gigantic scale.

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Click to view The Emirates A380 model has been placed at the Heathrow Airport roundabout previously known as the Concorde Roundabout-because it had a replica of that plane. It's not made of Lego bricks, but given the fact that it is bigger than my apartment, I won't mind living in one. [Emirates]

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I drove past that the other day, and I have to say, it didn't seem that big as I sped around it.

I am upset they got rid of Concorde on the roundabout. I used to love seeing that. Now I just see plane.... A good plane, but still its just a plane. Not a thing of beauty that Concorde was!