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TU 134 - Nose Cockpit  
User currently offlineTolosy From Luxembourg, joined Oct 2003, 357 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5249 times:


Hi, while looking at some pictures, I found this one. I was wondering if one of the pilots had to sit there for every landings?

Was the TU-134 a safe plane.

Thanks for your help

Nick



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

I do beleive that is the flight engineers station.


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

Approximately 720 TU134s were built. There have been 54 recorded hull losses of which 29 had fatalities. Considering that these are Soviet era jets, a lot of crashes and details may not have come to light. The aircraft along with the TU154 were mainstays of Aeroflot during the Soviet days. Despite the fact that their hull loss ratios may not reflect favourably by Western standards, fact remains that the TU134 was a very popular aircraft which served the Soviet Union and its ally nations for over four decades.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

It is the seat of the navigator. With more modern navigation coming up in the USSR, it was replaced by a radar in the later versions of the T134 (I believe from T134-A on)

ciao
Daniel


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5077 times:

Here, I have a trip report from the nose jumpseat:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/37644/

I thought that the Tu134s are comfortable for their size. I really like them.



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User currently offlineNwadc10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5037 times:

They are just like DC-9s to fly in. You really feel you are flying.
I loved my trip from Budapest to Warsaw and back on a Malev Tu-134.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

The Tu-104, Tu-114, Tu-124 and early-production Tu-134's had that nose navigator's seating position because until the late 1960's, air navigation inside Soviet airspace did require visual fixes. But once the Soviets finally got more modern navaids later production Tu-134's deleted the glazed nose and replaced it with a weather radome.

It should be noted that glazed nose came from the Tu-16 bomber (this was the bombardier's seating position).


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

Wow that is interesting. Were the fixes fires?


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User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4803 times:

I am pretty sure some of Aeroflot and Aeroflot Don's TU-134A's and 134A-3's still have the glass cockpit (sorry for the joke). Why are we talking about it as if it doesn't fly anymore. I was at Sheremetyevo 1 SVO yesterday and there were loads of them...

User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 4701 times:

"a very popular aircraft which served the Soviet Union and its ally nations for over four decades." - actually, a bit less: the first commercial flight was on September (9th ?), 1967. The aircraft was Aeroflot workhorse along with Il18 mostly in 70's, before more Tu154s came. The first jet I ever flew on - I remember 4 hours 1 stop flight where a year before it was 8 hour 2 stops flight on Il18... My first trip abroad (Riga to Stockholm) was on Tu134 too - and it is the only Soviet built aircraft that I flew on more abroad than inside the former USSR! Was on it last time on Dec 29th, 1992, OK flight from Prague to Riga...


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4588 times:
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I saw glass-nosed Tu-134A's of Pulkovo this summer. Boy those are loud or maybe it was the fact that it was about 100 feet high when it passed over my head taking off. Tu-134A-3 I believe were the last ones with the glass nose. I know there was an A-variant without a glass nose but I might be mistaken Ill have to check. Bs have no glass nose.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

Yes there is an A variant without the glass nose.

Aeroflot still has a couple 134s with the glass nose.

There ae many other Russian airlines with the glass nose.



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

Here is an A version without the nose glass:

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Here is an Aeroflot with the glass:

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Photo © Ilya Morozov



I don't think I ve been on an Aeroflot Tu134 with the glass.



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