Hush-Kit Top Ten: The ten most powerful planes in the world


The raw power of modern aircraft is awe-inspiring. These are the ten most powerful aircraft ever to have flown, and all are still flying today.


10. Airbus A350


Maximum thrust:  186,000 lb

9. Lockheed Martin C-5M:


Maximum thrust: 200,000 lb

8. Antonov An-124-100


Thrust: 206, 400 lb

7. Tupolev Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’


Maximum thrust: 220,460 lb

6. Boeing 777-300ER


Maximum thrust: 231,080 lb

5. Airbus A340-600


Thrust: 248, 000lb

4. 747- 400ERF


Thrust: 253, 200 lb

3. Boeing 747-8


Maximum thrust: 266,000 lb

2. Airbus A380



Maximum thrust: 306,000 lb

1. Antonov An-225


Maximum thrust: 309, 600 lb

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*to avoid type duplication decisions have been made, the 747-8 is considered different enough to be classed as an entry in its own right.

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