Antonov Airlines’ An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest cargo plane, took part in the NATO drawdown from Afghanistan last week,

carrying three British Royal Air Force Puma helicopters from Kabul to Karachi, Pakistan, and on to RAF station Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, the RAF reports. In six years in Afghanistan, this non-combat transport unit carried 126,000 passengers and moved 660,000 kilos of cargo. On taking off from Brize Norton, the Mriya’s six engines caused such a powerful back wash that it blew down a wooden perimeter fence. Antonov’s weak Ukraine branding was revealed when a British plane spotter could be heard