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Multiple unconfirmed reports state that the world’s only AN225 has been destroyed by bombing in its hangar at Antonov Airport outside Kyiv.

If true, this is a MASSIVE blow to the world’s heavy airlift industry.

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And now this.  AN225 chief pilot tweets that Mriya is whole.  So with everything so up in the air, no pun intended, no matter where you stand on this conflict, please pray or send good thoughts to our friends and the people out that way. 
Alexey Belov from Propper Plane, ResKit, Roden, Modelsvit, AMUR Reaver, we all have relationships with good people out there, plus all our friends and family out that way.

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5 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

Never mind the hobby, women and children are living in fear. 

Well I was thinking of the employees, some of which I have communicated with in the past. Think Ernie was as well.

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I pray this is true, or even partially true. SOMEBODY or maybe different people, are running around in a MiG-29 harassing the Russians. 
I expect the truth is somewhere in the middle, but Ukraine needs a hero right now. 

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23 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

Russia WILL pay for all this needless death and destruction 

Why Russia ? Why not just Mad Wlad and his corrupt friends, who distract Russian people by creating a propaganda war, whilst still plunging their greedy hands in the jam pot ?

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1 hour ago, HubertB said:

Why Russia ? Why not just Mad Wlad and his corrupt friends, who distract Russian people by creating a propaganda war, whilst still plunging their greedy hands in the jam pot ?

Hubert

Because we do not target for assasination heads of state. So you put the pressure on the millions of Russians in hope they will dispose if him. I must say though I doubt he is giving direct orders to his tank drivers to run over civillians, etc.

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Sweep the stairway from the top. :)

However, Antonov will recover and perhaps build another marvel of aviation. And hopefully Mriya will stay in history as a symbol of of human endurance, defiance and sacrifice.

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I know the Communist Party of China’s was trying to obtain all the tooling to build them in China. There is one unfinished Mriya at Antonov but China has said they want it and at one point stated that nobody else could touch it.  I’m not sure how they they think they have that power, but they have most all of the worlds money, so I guess they are the boss. 
And now assuming Russia will control Ukraine and of course Antonov, the west may never have use of them again 

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Yes, I have seen the same images of destruction too, But there was a second Antonov-225 under construction
before Putin's stupid special operational mistake. A clone 225 could be part of a Ukraine resurgence.
There also the odd support groups like this Lego 
https://www.brickmania.com/an-225-mriya-strategic-airlift-cargo-aircraft/?mc_cid=6d65613b42&mc_eid=f747a183e1
as well as:
https://www.brickmania.com/ghost-of-kyiv-mig-29-fulcrum-ukrainian-twin-engine-jet-fighter/
and https://www.brickmania.com/bayraktar-tb2-ukrainian-unmanned-aerial-combat-vehicle/
not to mention the minifig lego legions with:
https://www.brickbanter.com/post/citizenbrick-sells-out-of-president-zelensky-minifigures

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