Wasilenko
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Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 3:55 pm

Look here

http://www.monino.ru/index.sema?a=pages&id=20
 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:21 pm

 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:48 pm

I've read somewhere this plane was the worlds largest airliner before DC-8-61
and 63 rolled out.

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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:09 pm

I do know that the Tu-114 in Aeroflot service flew several very long-distance routes. I believe among those were between SVO and TYO (as HND was then called) during the 1960's, flights which were operated in conjunction with Japan Airlines (the planes even had JL markings on the lower front fuselage!).

Here's a confirmation of this:


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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:16 pm

RayChuang
Didn't JAL "lease" a SU Tu-114? I have seen a nice book about Japan Airlines and there are some very nice 114 pictures inside.
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:20 pm

Wasilenko
Just another question, do you know there those pictures have been taken at?
The place looks quite interesting ...
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:29 pm

Man, what a cool aircraft! It looks like a railroad car on the inside.



 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:25 pm

There's one parked at the front gate of Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Worth a look if you're over that way.
 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 8:21 pm

cool site & aircraft, nice details

thnx for linking

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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 8:41 pm

As the URL suggests, the a/c is at the Air Force Museum at Monino, near Moscow.

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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 8:59 pm

Any idea why the cockpit door is so heavy in picture #7 ?
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:04 pm

Pacificjourney,

I believe the cockpit door is so heavy beacuse the original design called for the cockpit to be haematically (spelling?) sealed from the cabin. ie. a pressure bulkhead.

From what I have read regarding the Tu-104 and Tu-124, there was a fear of the consequences of a cockpit window breaking when the aircraft was pressurised.

When Tupolev and Aeroflot built up confidence in their aircraft (and the strength of their windows) and other operating procedures, the requirement was removed.

I am 99% certain that this is the same reason why the Tu-114 has that style of cockpit door too.

You will see that in the picture it is a typical 'wedge' shape for pressurisation purposes.

I hope that helps. I will read up more and let you know if that doesn't answer your question properly.

Ben
 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:44 pm

What is the story on the Russian U2 in the right lower corner of this picture ?

http://www.monino.ru/img/tu114/p1010041.jpg
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:01 am

Yes, the photos are taken at Monino Museum..

The U2 looking aircraft in is Myasishev M-17 that was ultimately replaced by M-55 both were designed for to out perform U-2.
 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:18 am

Anders is indeed correct. The Tu-114 was the largest plane until the Super DC-8. I believe it is/was also the fastest turboprop plane.

Thanks for the pics, N707PA - they are very cool. Does anyone know where I can find more like them? I also heard that this plane featured a dining room, again reminiscent of a railway car.

A very impressive aircraft indeed!
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:41 am

I have waited for years to see inside the TU-114 and learn more about this fantastic and beautiful aircraft. This topic is an excellent example of what makes Airliners.net such great sight for airliner enthusiasts. If there would be a way to be able to see and hear this bird on take-off, it would complete my curiosity. Thanks guys.
 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:48 am

I'm with SLIVERSTREAK on this, fantastic aircraft, nearest I've got to seeing one was a TU-95 'Bear' bomber at the Fairford airshow in the early 90's.
 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:59 am

I was lucky enough to get inside CCCP-76470 at Vnukovo rework facility recently. Its an old grounded Tu114 that has been refurbished into a classroom for staff training at the factory. It also serves as a mini-museum for various vaguely aviation related items, but mainly anything relating to health and safety. They even have artist impressions of U.S.A.F. aircraft for ID purposes! Also anti nuclear chemical suits etc etc. All very interesting. I have a few slides not yet developed, but looking forward to seeing them.

I couldnt believe how big this aircraft was. Massive interior and so high off the ground. Two floors as well!!!

Agree about the cockpit doors..... they really were the original safety door.

An absolutely fantastic aircraft.
 
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:21 am

I just got home and was able to click on the Monino site. Amazing pictures - thank you, PIA747! I have always wondered what she looked like inside.

I have a 1/100 scale model of this aircraft; it doesn't fit on my shelf and is much bigger than my 1/125 DC-10! The actual plane must be a site to behold. Can one still tour the inside of the plane?
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RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Tue Jul 08, 2003 8:21 am

Fantastic link

The 114 is in that line of rare beauties - jets sculpted from metal:

DC.3, L.1069, DH.104, CV-990, VC-10, Tu-114, Concorde
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