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TU134 Construction Dates  
User currently offlineReverseThrust From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

I'm flying on some TU134's in a couple of weeks time and can't seem to find anyway of differentiating which years they were built in. I know most of the RA650** were built betwen 1975 and 1977 but am unclear on what years the others were manufactured.

Were blocks of registration numbers built in specific years? If so,when?

RA-657** RA 655** RA 651** (1978 1979?) and RA 656** (some 656** were former InterFlug aircraft too I think)

Grateful for any help.

Cheers,

Reverse  

[Edited 2006-08-03 16:09:56]


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User currently offlineBOAC911 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Keep in mind there is a short fuselage version, the TU-134 and the more powerful, and longer fuselage TU-134A. The prototype of TU-134 first flew in 1962 or '63, and the A version later that decade.

User currently offlineReverseThrust From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

That wasn't what I asked. I am aware of the various versions of the aircraft. It was manufacture dates.

Thanks anyway.



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User currently offlineBOAC911 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

I have the entire production list of the TU-134 in from of me (A UK Book entitled Tupolev Tu-134 by Dmitriy Komissarov). Can you be a little more specific, since the list is by construction numbers, and then the various reg. numbers. Construction no. 44020, fuselage no. 3301 CCCP-65002, RA-65002 for one aircraft for example

User currently offlineBOAC911 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

The last TU-134A built was completed on 15-12-1986, Constr. # 66550, fuselage # 6375 Tu-134AK/r.n. XU-102, CCCP-64451, XU-102, RA-64451, RA-65570

User currently offlineReverseThrust From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Just to make it clear: I am looking for somewhere which lists the production dates for all TU134 aircraft. especially those active with Aeroflot and Aeroflot-Nord.

They are in the ranges RA-650**, RA-651**, RA-655**, RA-656** and RA-657**

I know most of the RA-650's were produced between 1975-1977, and RA-651**'s were produced between 1978 and 1979, but what about the others?

Checking specific registrations within each fleet of TU134's, none of them reveal the production dates opf the specific aircraft in the respective fleets of these airlines.

Reverse.



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User currently offlineBOAC911 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

It appears that RA-651** 656**, and 657** were built in the years 1978, and 1979, and 1980/1981 respectively. 659** in 1981-1984, however later construction numbers also list some RA-655** as late as 1984.

User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 903 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Howdy,

sharing the same luck of flying the Tu-134 in a couple of weeks too.

From Dmitry Komissarov's magnificent "Tu-134 - Tthe USSR's Short-Range Jet Airliner", I'll try to answer your question.

The first two prototypes, based on the Tu-124, carried CCCP-45xxx regos. Then, the production Tu-134 (and the first prototype Tu-134A's, I think) were mostly 656xx. That went from 1966 'til 1971.

1970-1972 65700-65749
1972-1973 659xx
1973-1975 658xx
1975-1978 650xx
1978-1979 651xx
1979-1980 65750-65799

And from that point on, it seems to be nothing more than pure chaos. For example, c/n 63700 (Tu-134AK) mfd 3/4/1981 became 65099, c/n 63731 (Tu-134A) mfd 8/4/1981 became 65901, and so on. My guess is, that they were trying to confuse spies (who were egaer to copy a 49-ton regional airliner ).

My guess is that the reason so many ex-Interflug/CSA/Malev aircraft became 656xx is because the 656xx was used on the very first Tu-134's manufactured in the 1960's. By the time the export aircraft were being re-imported, most of the 656xx-regged planes had already been decommissioned, thus creating a vacant range of registrations.

Hope this helps. And enjoy that old beast.

Cheers
OV735

EDIT: Sorry, while writing this post, I didn't really see BOAC911 had already answered your question.

[Edited 2006-08-03 18:26:57]

User currently offlineBOAC911 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Yes. That's probably what happened. I know that practically all Interflug TU-134s went back to Russia, as well as most of the of former Eastern-block carriers.

User currently offlineReverseThrust From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Aeroflot Nord is buying up a whole load of assorted TU134's at the moment... 65057, 65062 and 65067 of late.

They just have that new 737-500 VP-BQI too.... that better stay away from my schedule!!

Thank you OV735.... you have been great!



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User currently offlineReverseThrust From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

By the way... have you seen the latest TU134 take off video from Air Moldova on www.flightlevel350.com

If not.... watch it!! It's absolutely brilliant. Left me speechless, the engines go on full thrust for about 7 seconds before the aircraft even releases its brakes.



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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 903 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Quoting ReverseThrust (Reply 9):
Thank you OV735

No problem. I'm kind of obsessed with the Tu-134, and I have bored all my friends to death with talking about her all the time. Big grin Nice to talk to someone who shares my interest in her, for a change.

Quoting ReverseThrust (Reply 10):
By the way... have you seen the latest TU134 take off video from Air Moldova on www.flightlevel350.com

If not.... watch it!! It's absolutely brilliant. Left me speechless, the engines go on full thrust for about 7 seconds before the aircraft even releases its brakes.

Yup, have watched it (and all the other ones, too... I'm telling you, it's an obsession  Yeah sure). While in the West airlines put their youngest recruits on the regionals, those Tupolevs are flown by real old-school pilots who know their trade enough to perform some spectacular things.

Cheers,
OV735


User currently offlineReverseThrust From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

That's great. I hope my experience is the same! Something western pilots quite like to do with the MD80 also!!

One of my flights has just changed to a TU154M, so only one chance of getting a TU134 ride, but it's still showing as confirmed as a TU134 on Aeroflot-Nord's schedule.

I'm not complaining, as that's 2 Russian Types in as many days for me.

Maybe we should have a TU134 weekend together - I love them!!! Hopefully, I'll have my own video too from inside.



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

If you have a look over at http://www.airlinerlist.com/, you'll see they have a Tu-134 production list. I'm not certain whether it will give you exactly what you're looking for, but hopefully it will give you some information about the aircraft you fly on.

V/F



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