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Soviet Legend Tu-114  
User currently offlineWasilenko From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

Look here

http://www.monino.ru/index.sema?a=pages&id=20

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User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

Makes life a lot easier

http://www.monino.ru/index.sema?a=pages&id=20


User currently offlineBromma1968 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

I've read somewhere this plane was the worlds largest airliner before DC-8-61
and 63 rolled out.

Anders Nilsson


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8044 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

I do know that the Tu-114 in Aeroflot service flew several very long-distance routes. I believe among those were between SVO and TYO (as HND was then called) during the 1960's, flights which were operated in conjunction with Japan Airlines (the planes even had JL markings on the lower front fuselage!).

Here's a confirmation of this:


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mel Lawrence



User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

RayChuang
Didn't JAL "lease" a SU Tu-114? I have seen a nice book about Japan Airlines and there are some very nice 114 pictures inside.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Wasilenko
Just another question, do you know there those pictures have been taken at?
The place looks quite interesting ...



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User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

Man, what a cool aircraft! It looks like a railroad car on the inside.





User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

There's one parked at the front gate of Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Worth a look if you're over that way.

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

cool site & aircraft, nice details

thnx for linking



User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

As the URL suggests, the a/c is at the Air Force Museum at Monino, near Moscow.

LY744.



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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Any idea why the cockpit door is so heavy in picture #7 ?


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User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Pacificjourney,

I believe the cockpit door is so heavy beacuse the original design called for the cockpit to be haematically (spelling?) sealed from the cabin. ie. a pressure bulkhead.

From what I have read regarding the Tu-104 and Tu-124, there was a fear of the consequences of a cockpit window breaking when the aircraft was pressurised.

When Tupolev and Aeroflot built up confidence in their aircraft (and the strength of their windows) and other operating procedures, the requirement was removed.

I am 99% certain that this is the same reason why the Tu-114 has that style of cockpit door too.

You will see that in the picture it is a typical 'wedge' shape for pressurisation purposes.

I hope that helps. I will read up more and let you know if that doesn't answer your question properly.

Ben


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3669 times:

What is the story on the Russian U2 in the right lower corner of this picture ?

http://www.monino.ru/img/tu114/p1010041.jpg


User currently offlineWasilenko From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3637 times:

Yes, the photos are taken at Monino Museum..

The U2 looking aircraft in is Myasishev M-17 that was ultimately replaced by M-55 both were designed for to out perform U-2.


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3624 times:

Anders is indeed correct. The Tu-114 was the largest plane until the Super DC-8. I believe it is/was also the fastest turboprop plane.

Thanks for the pics, N707PA - they are very cool. Does anyone know where I can find more like them? I also heard that this plane featured a dining room, again reminiscent of a railway car.

A very impressive aircraft indeed!



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User currently offlineSILVERSTREAK From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

I have waited for years to see inside the TU-114 and learn more about this fantastic and beautiful aircraft. This topic is an excellent example of what makes Airliners.net such great sight for airliner enthusiasts. If there would be a way to be able to see and hear this bird on take-off, it would complete my curiosity. Thanks guys.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

I'm with SLIVERSTREAK on this, fantastic aircraft, nearest I've got to seeing one was a TU-95 'Bear' bomber at the Fairford airshow in the early 90's.


User currently offlineJiggles From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

I was lucky enough to get inside CCCP-76470 at Vnukovo rework facility recently. Its an old grounded Tu114 that has been refurbished into a classroom for staff training at the factory. It also serves as a mini-museum for various vaguely aviation related items, but mainly anything relating to health and safety. They even have artist impressions of U.S.A.F. aircraft for ID purposes! Also anti nuclear chemical suits etc etc. All very interesting. I have a few slides not yet developed, but looking forward to seeing them.

I couldnt believe how big this aircraft was. Massive interior and so high off the ground. Two floors as well!!!

Agree about the cockpit doors..... they really were the original safety door.

An absolutely fantastic aircraft.


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

I just got home and was able to click on the Monino site. Amazing pictures - thank you, PIA747! I have always wondered what she looked like inside.

I have a 1/100 scale model of this aircraft; it doesn't fit on my shelf and is much bigger than my 1/125 DC-10! The actual plane must be a site to behold. Can one still tour the inside of the plane?



The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Fantastic link

The 114 is in that line of rare beauties - jets sculpted from metal:

DC.3, L.1069, DH.104, CV-990, VC-10, Tu-114, Concorde



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