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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

Why does the TU134 need a navigator? It doesnt have navigation equiptment?
Does someone have to look at the ground in order for the plane to fly? Sure its a nice view from that nose window.


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User currently offlineKFRG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Yes, even the Tu-134 has navigation equip. The glazed nose you see on some early Tu-134 was actually an observers station, as all Soviet-era a/c were built to be used in a wartime emergency.

-Tom


User currently offlineWasilenko From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

I do not agree with KFRG on this. Tu-134 came out in 1963 during the time when flying over siberia was a challange and a navigator (still a crew member on most old russian made aircraft) was needed in order to make sure that the navigational equipment are taking the aircraft in the right direction.

Wasilenko


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