Watch: Antonov An-225 Mriya lands in Warsaw packed with COVID-19 medical supplies

You could be mistaken for thinking you're looking at a fake Photoshopped picture of an aircraft, but it's real and it just landed in Poland packed with medical supplies from China.

The Antonov An-225 Mriya has completed the first in a series of cargo flights it will be carrying out over the next few weeks, transporting items such as hand sanitiser and PPE to areas around Europe.

The aircraft has 32 wheels and six engines, making it one of the largest aircraft in the world.

The Antonov An-225 dates back to the Soviet era and went under the codename of 'Cossack' during the cold war.

It has a wingspan of nearly 89m and is 84m long. It has a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes, twice the weight of most passenger aircraft in service today.

Its arrival at Lotnisko Chopina Airport in Warsaw was streamed live online and watched by tens of thousands of people.

The Antonov An-225 Mriya dwarfed all other aircraft as it taxied its way to the airport terminal.

The flight was organised by Polish mining company KGHM Polska Miedź. Its president told local media he wanted to get as many supplies out of China as possible with just one flight.

"We tried very hard to bring the largest possible volume of cargo to Poland at one time, because it is important that the equipment is available very quickly," Marcin Chludziński said.