The Coolest Cargo Planes in the World

Lockheed Martin LMH-1

You’d be forgiven for having mistaken an in-flight Lockheed Martin LMH-1 for an alien spacecraft. Simply put, the aircraft is flat out strange looking. It certainly doesn’t look like your average airplane.

The LMH-1 is Lockheed Martin’s attempt at the highly-coveted commercial hybrid airship. The ship has received a ton of interest from the oil and gas mining industry, and rightfully so. Not only can the ship transport a whole lot of cargo (20-metric-tons), but Lockheed Martin’s LMH-1 doesn’t require an airport (or even a runway) to land, making it the ideal choice for anyone hoping to reach hard-to-reach locales.

Related Topics (Ads):

    This ship is exceptionally unique, and I highly recommend digging in to it’s history a bit more. If only to figure out how large of an impact the LMH-1 will have on the transportation industry upon it’s 2019 release.

    Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

    Boeing’s Dreamlifter (a.k.a. the Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter) is the Frankenstein monster version of Boeing’s standard 747. The Dreamlifter is a cargo plane that was designed to transport parts for other cargo planes from one manufacturing plant to another. A plane, for planes.

    [resp]

    The Dreamlifter tops out at 545 miles per hour and enjoys a maximum payload of 369,890 kg. Though the Dreamlifter isn’t the largest cargo plane on our list, it’s cargo hold is. At 1,840 cubic meters, this plane enjoys the distinction of having the largest cargo hold in the entire world for an aircraft.

    Not bad, Boeing. Not bad.

    cpaulfell / Shutterstock.com

    Antonov An-225 Mriya

    Why did the Antonov An-225 make our coolest cargo plane list? You wouldn’t be asking that question if you watched this technical marvel take-off. I mean, how cool is that?!

    The Antonov An-225 is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed in the 1980s in Ukraine (while Ukraine was still part of the Soviet Union). It has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service and, to this day, it remains the heaviest aircraft ever built!

    Antonov only built one of these babies, but all 640 tonnes of this monstrosity are still in service today! The Antonov An-225 also holds the world record for an airlifted single-item payload of 189,980 kilograms.

    Davide Calabresi / Shutterstock.com

    PAGE 2 OF 4
    SHARE ON

    Advertisement

    Mini Guide to Iceland

    Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the Arctic Circle. It has a population of nearly 350,000 citizens; however, roughly two-thirds of them live in Reykjavik, the capital, and its surroundings. The country is famous for its geothermal and volcanic activity, which throughout thousands of years created a somewhat otherworldly landscape. Travelers also flock to Iceland to see the incredible Northern Lights and learn about its Viking inhabitants, who settled there in 874 AD.

    Top Neighborhoods to Live in If You Love Christmas

    If you can’t wait to get into the Christmas spirit every year, it’s probably evident from the outside of your home. Many people put up traditional decorations like twinkling lights, evergreen branches, and even inflatable figures in the form of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Even though we all love Christmas, some people take it to the extreme by choosing where to live based on the town’s level of Christmas cheer. There are tons of towns scattered around the United States that are known for their extreme decorating style, and over-the-top Christmas events. Here are the best neighborhoods to live in if you love Christmas.

    Top 11 U.S. Destinations to Hit the Slopes This Holiday

    If your choice is to embrace the season, a skiing or snowboarding vacation is the perfect winter getaway. It may feel intimidating, but you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy it. Most ski resorts offer group or individual lessons, as well as rentals for all the equipment you require — it really couldn’t be easier. There are so many amazing ski slopes and resorts all over the United States. Today, we’re going to check out some of the best options for American winter sporting destinations.