29 Of The Most Biggest Planes In Military History

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Military planes have a special tryst with a history that not many of us are aware of. They were used in many emergency operations across the world in various bombing missions and other critical projects. Due to their sheer size and high performance, these planes made some of the toughest operations possible and brought a lot of fame to the countries that launched them. Here, we are going to see 30 such massive military planes that will blow your minds away:

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1. Martin JRM Mars

Launched in 1943, the Martin JRM Mars was regarded as the biggest flying boat in the history of military forces across the world. It was launched by the United States Navy to be a patrol bomber during the Second World War; however, it later changed into a transport aircraft. This 200-feet wingspan plane served the United States Navy many years after the war, before being sold and converted into gigantic airplane fire extinguishers.

2. Messerschmitt ME 323

This German-made plane weighed around 30 tons and was the lighter version of the Messerschmitt model that was released earlier at about 200 tons! Known by the nickname of Giant, this plane was considered to be one the heaviest during its time and was used extensively to carry supplies, vehicles, and other military equipment. However, it had to be destroyed because its weight was posing a serious difficulty for its performance.

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3. Convair B36 Peacemaker

The Peacemaker was more of a late bloomer because it was launched at a time when supersonic jets were already ruling the skies. Though the Peacemaker had a 230-feet wingspan, piston-power technology, and potential to fly great heights, it couldn’t cope with the sophisticated technology and features of the jets. Due to this fact, the Americans realized that the Peacemaker was a high-maintenance aircraft, which needed to be scrapped off.

4. Antonov An 124

The Antonov An 124 is currently one of the biggest military aircraft. Its wingspan stretches to over 230 feet, and it can hold up to 150 tons of weight. The Russian Air Force produced this model; however, it is also used by the Russian Army during crisis situations. Currently, 40 such planes are mostly used as civilian cargo aircraft.

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5. Blohm & Voss BV 238

This plane was also manufactured by Germans and weighed an incredible 59 tons. The plane was originally intended to be used during World War 11, but it was launched only during 1944, which didn’t give people much time use this plane. The model was scrapped the very next year by Allied Powers, because of limited usage. During the time of its usage, this plane was known for a rare character – its ability to land on water!

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