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What Is Going On With This Tu-134  
User currently onlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6171 posts, RR: 29
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8035 times:
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I saw this photo and I wondered what is going on here. I assume this Tu-134 is going somewhere off of the airport, but to where and why?


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User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2728 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7789 times:

It appears to have a part of the tail missing, the top of the nose looks damaged and the wingtip looks damaged.

That's a large helicopter.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7746 times:

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 1):
That's a large helicopter.

A Mil Mi-8? Only a guess.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7726 times:
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Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 2):
A Mil Mi-8? Only a guess.

Much larger Mi-26 I think....



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7703 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3):
Much larger Mi-26 I think....

That's more like it. Thanks.



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User currently offlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7561 times:

Meanwhile in Russia...

Pretty unique image captured.


User currently onlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6171 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7416 times:
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Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 1):
It appears to have a part of the tail missing, the top of the nose looks damaged and the wingtip looks damaged

It does appear to be rather beatup. There are photos of it flying as recently as 2008. I was wondering if it was being moved to someplace for display or to be some sort of business.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7381 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 6):
I was wondering if it was being moved to someplace for display

Another Tu-134 was moved by helicopter in 2009. From the video below it looks like it was being delivered for display at some off-airport site.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nldByrGIC0

More photos of what appears to be that 2009 event here, as well as some older photos of other large Russian aircraft being lifted by helicopters.
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...opter-airlifting-a-Tu-134-airliner


User currently offlinehOmsaR From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6141 times:

I thought it was just a clever attempt at saving fuel. The pax board the jet, and instead of starting up the jet engines, they hook them up to a helicopter and carry them to their destination.


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User currently offlinesaafnav From South Africa, joined Mar 2010, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 5489 times:

Well, from the top of my head, it seems that the Tu-134 is being cargo slinged by a Mi-26!

The Mi-26 is really huge... Cargo capacity exceeding that of a C-130B. I've been up close and it is really astonishing.

Erich



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User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

The Pulkovo 134 from the youtube video serves now as a trainer for special forces. They use it for anti terror training on the ground. I had the pleasure of riding this 134 twice... unfortunate faith now as a trainer...

The other one featured in the pic above is the one from Air Volga and formerly SU Don, in it's last months of operations it served for SU Nord. I know one of the (former TU3) navigators of SU Nord quite well, and he told me that this was the most worn down TU3 in whole Russia, having even trouble keeping the cabin pressurized. But other than her age, hell of a plane, can't break it! I don't know where it's going though.

They always take off the wingtips and the elevator for stability reasons.

There was also a TU3 carried with a Mi26 in Moldova, there are also pics of that, and I suppose a video as well.

As to the size of the Mi26- there is a video of one towing a Chinook... when I visited a National Air Guard Base in the US, the pilots and staff proudly told me that the Chinook is the largest helicopter in the world. Me mentioning the Mi26 was ignored.

Now look at that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF5pqwFFik4



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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

No APU, so they're trying to air start it.


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