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The Best Russian Airliner?  
User currently offlineFinnair MD-11 From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 158 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

Hello all aviation enthusiasts!

A little poll here... What is in your opinnion the best Russian airliner? I know for sure that in my opinnion it has to be the IL62!!! Nice looking plane with 4 massive engines  Big thumbs up


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Please tell us your own favourite!


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User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 884 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

I flew on Tu154M and il62M with CSA between PRG and CDG.
The il62 is just the best !! An incredible plane.

I like also the il96M, it looks like an A346...

The Antonov An-12 is also a great prop, but the classic and classy il18 is just amazing.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4616 times:

I think it has to be the Tu154 as far as popularity is concerned.


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.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2488 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

It has to be the Il-86!

I flew on this beast back in 1998! I loved the experience and would do it again anytime!


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User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

My vote goes to the Tu-154


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And also to the Il-62


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

By far, I think that Technically and aesthetically, The great IL62 beats them all !!!


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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

Best looking bulky plane goes to the IL76 Big grin

Best triJet goes to TU-134

Best modern airliner obviously the IL-86/96

Rgds
SA006

[Edited 2003-12-27 23:37:46]


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

SA006, the Tu-134 is a twin jet. The Tu-154 is a tri Jet.  Smile

Concerning the most "modern" Russian airliner, I would say the Tu-204 or Tu-334 rather than the IL86/96.

By the way, are you sure that all theses a/c are "Russian" ? they were Soviet for sure, but I think that one or two for those famous manufacturer are now Ukrainian (Illyushin, or Yakovlev ??? )


User currently offlineDs From Russia, joined Nov 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4340 times:

FLYSSC,

you are right, it's hard to say that Tu-134 or smth. is Russian, since the production line of almost all old Soviet and current C.I.S. aircrafts was (and is) not localized in one country. E.g., Tu-334 is assembled in Ukraine and An-124 in Russia. But if you mean design bureaus, then almost all of major bureaus (except Antonov) are situated in Russia.


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

I think the TU-134 is a slick looking airplane...


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User currently offlineAZMD80 From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

TU 134 without doubt!!!!

Glass noise, loud militar engine, strong gear: it's semms to be a other times plane.
I've seen it many times in Genoa, for charter flights to Saint Petersbourg and Moscow.


User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4077 times:
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My vote goes to IL-96 and Tu-154..

Love the unique sound of the Tu-154 on short finals..



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User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

I have never flown on a Russian airliner. I do quite like the look of the TU-154. I have never flown on a B727 and that is something quite hard to do these days so the TU-154 is probably the best I can get. I have had friends fly on them to the holiday resorts of Bulgaria and they say it was a great ride and would do it gain.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

I like them all, but I think the Tu134 is just too cool  Big thumbs up

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I have flown on Tu134s more than any other airliner.



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User currently offlineYfe From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3975 times:


Oke Antonov is a Ukrainian company but most of its Aircraft are made in the Russian periode.

So my vote will go to the AN22:


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And also the AN124 is a really nice aircraft to see:
Watch those people and cows and you see how big this one is!


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User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Someone I know used to be a pilot for Aeroflot years ago. He flew as a captain on An-24, TU-154, IL-62 and YAK-40. According to him, from the pilot's point of view, An-24 and IL-62 are two of the best planes that he flew. They are both very responsive to the pilot's commands. AN-24 is easier to control though because it's much smaller than IL-62. He said that when you land an IL-62, you have to lower nose immediately in order to apply the brakes and be able to stop it on the runway. AN-24 is easier because it is much lighter and requires less room to stop.


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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Definitely the most impressive Russian aircraft is the AN 225- Mriya

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But the only one that looks "reliable" for me is the Ilyushin II-86:


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

well i never been on no russian aircraft but my vote would go for the massive An225 followed by the cool looking Tu134...


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User currently offlineSterne82 From Belgium, joined May 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

IL-96, Tu-204-300, An-225



User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

My votes goes for IL-62 and Tu-334... Also An 124 "ruslan" is quite impressive too.

FinnWings


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2607 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
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FIRST IS Tu-134!! Awesome airplane. I love the glass nose and the gear fairings. The airbrake is between the wings. And the engines sound completely awesome(and loud). I love the high-pitched whine when it taxies but when it starts taking off towards you you hear this deep roar and you can't mistake it for anything else. Love the way it smokes...probably the only jet that smokes so much left flying. What a great plane. Imagine what this photographer must've felt like after it passed over.

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Second would have to be the Tu-154B with the NK-8 engines. My favorite prop is the An-22.


User currently offlineDC3CV3407AC727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

The IL-62, i remember during the cold war days when aeroflot,LOT,and interflug all flew them into JFK, my favorite were the CSA,OK jets. I still see the occasional Cubana IL-62, at CUN.


the rumble of round engines is like music to me,likewise the thunder of thr JT8D
User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

AN225, AN124, TU134, Concordeski.




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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

My first ever flight was on a IL-86 (BEY-SVO) and I loved it. Later I flew many times on Tu-154s, Tu-134s, IL-18s, IL-62s and IL-86s. They all are very good and I hope I'll get the chance of flying in one of those again.

The Tu-154 feels very similar to the MD-80 and B727. Can't really tell which one of the 3 is the best. They're all good.

Probably my favorite Soviet airliner is the IL-86. It really feels more spacious than the Airbus widebodies and the 747.


TheNoFlyZone,

I've flown on that Armenian IL-86 when it was first delivered back in 1990. It was so clean and the blue gitane seats looked really nice. Too bad that both Armenian IL-86s will be grounded in a few weeks time.

All the best.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8016 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

I think the Soviet-era jet airliner that proved to be the most popular was the Tu-154 series. That plane served with many airlines and is still around in yeoman service in the former Soviet Union.

If it weren't for the Soviet Union collapsing most of those Tu-154's would have been replaced by Tu-204's.


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