Sponsored Links:
Commercial Flight SchoolCharter FlightsModel AirplanesAirport ParkingCheap Flights,   Discount Digital Cameras

Picture of the Tupolev Tu-114 aircraft

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

  316 of 1022  
Tupolev Tu-114 aircraft picture
  316 of 1022  

Rate and comment on this photo by clicking on the star rating below:


Aircraft Taken at
More: Aeroflot
More: Tupolev Tu-114
More: New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK)
More: USA - New York, July 1959
Remark Photographer
CCCP-L5611 (cn 5611) Prototype brought Mr. Khrushchev to the UN, for a shoe banging session.
More: Mel Lawrence
Contact Mel Lawrence
Learn how to link to this photoLink to me!

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

Distinct views: 236,561
Photo added: August 22, 2000
Average views per day: 42

Other great photos:
More shots like these...
Visitor comments (25)   [Hide]Post your own comments by rating the photo above!
A visitor from Venezuela posted Mon January 18, 2016:
I am not nuts about Russian aircrafts. But, during the USSR era, they got the weirdest ones. This Tu-144 is a good example of "weirdness" in the aviation industry. It is also a good reminder of the Cold Era days.

A visitor from - posted Sun November 2, 2014:
That's a good looking aircraft but they should have made it a high wing design with pylons for the engines.

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu June 26, 2014:
This and it's brother, the Tu-95, are my favorite props. Wonderful to behold.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 23, 2014:
I was a 15 year old kid laying on the beach at Rockaway Queens when this same airplane came overhead to land at Idlewild. The sound it's turboprops made was incredible and I still remember it to this day.

A visitor from - posted Sun March 23, 2014:
Good historical document and a very decent image for the era! I see an Iberia Connie to the right as well. Topically, Khrushchev gained a nickname in the time he was an apparatchik for Stalin - "Butcher of the Ukraine".

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun March 23, 2014:
The tail of the Superconstellation on the right side of the picture has the Iberia's colors of the spanish flag. I wonder if Franco was there, too.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun December 1, 2013:
To witness those contra-rotating props burst into life,spool up and then see this machine taxi out would be an enduring memory for any enthusiast. Quite a presence - Thanks Mel.

A visitor from - posted Sat April 6, 2013:
Incrediple capture!

A visitor from United States posted Mon May 14, 2012:
I was present at idl when picture was taken and had the opportunity to visit inside the TU-I14. Because Pan Am did not have a high enough aerstand to get into this aircraft, a six foot ladder was needed on topof the aerstand.

A visitor from France posted Wed March 21, 2012:
Mr. K went twice to the US. In September 1959 by plane and in October 1960 to address the UN and pound his shoe. That time he came by boat

A visitor from Finland posted Sat August 13, 2011:
Mr. K = Nikita Khrushchev

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri June 10, 2011:
Beautiful plane. Who is mr K?
You mean mr C maybe?

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 29, 2011:
Would love to have a chance to see this beauty in the "metal". If they ever do restore one to flying shape and fly it around, it would be great to see it at JFK again!

A visitor from - posted Thu February 24, 2011:
I'm guessing that Mr. K needed ear plugs for that flight.

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 24, 2010:
The commercial Bear is just as awesome as it's military sibling.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon July 19, 2010:
This aircraft was also featured in a recent "Classic Airliners" calendar and it was noted (and shown) that the airport did not have steps high enough to reach the aircraft doors. Look closely at your picture and you can see that this is indeed the case. The airport had to improvise with extra step ladders in order that the diplomats could disembark!

A visitor from - posted Sun June 20, 2010:
This state of art propeller is terrific, wow!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu June 17, 2010:
Awesome bird. Unfortunately the glass noses are almost gone. The Connie and the Tu-114 are in my opinion the most beautiful airliners ever made.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon April 19, 2010:
Now and then the seniors give us presents like these, thnx! The stairs available at JFK were too small for this bird. The russians loved it.

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon April 19, 2010:
Historic photo ! This aircraft could achieve cruising speeds similar to early generation jets. Sits very high on the ground !

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 19, 2010:
Excellent photo! Great plane! At that time, the flagship of Aeroflot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun November 8, 2009:
That's a freakin tall nose wheel strut!
It went directly from Moscow to New York. That's pretty good!

A visitor from - posted Sat September 29, 2007:
This is a clear and rather all-encompassing of what was one of the world's most significant airliners. Since information regarding this aircraft is scant
such a photo is most significant.

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Wed April 19, 2006:
Mr. Lawrence, your photos are a treasure...thanks so much for sharing them! This plane must have been something to ride on...

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 14, 2006:
The photo is a piece of history. the fastest propeller driven aircraft ever in the early aeroflot colors. this exact aircraft exists today, i wish russia would restore and fly her for all to enjoy.

User photo albums containing this photo   [Hide]Create your own photo album!
Hot Wings by member tomford
These are the best photos on Airliners net-great shots
Awesome Shots by member Shnoob940
My favourites.
RUSSIA's Best by member FYODOR
Best shots from Russia or Russian planes abroad. A little bit of beauty or extraordinarity which make photo popular.
My Favorites From A/L.net by member b747mikky
Images I like most
Best Of The Best IMHO by member Chukcha
The pictures I love...
Birds Of ALL Feathers by member LargeSarge
Attractive liveries & classic aircraft
Pras's Civilian Airliners' Album by member pras
My favourite photos of civilian a/c
Tu's, IL's, MIG's And More by member tupolev144d
and their successors in russia
Beasts Of The Skies by member KilRoy07
Dream Birds by member cocom3power
For Basti and Alexandra, with all my love
Thijs' Album by member thijs025
nice pictures
Commercial Aviation by member braniffthebest
From Emirates to Eastern
Airplane Photos by member Kammeijer
basically commercial
The World's Finest Pieces Of Metals by member Delta77L
Planes from all over the world -- ranging from the classic Douglas DC-6 to the modern Airbus A380-800
Chanticleer by member nwarooster
N368NB & N763NC MSP MAY 10, 2005
My Favorites by member mmu69
great shots
Dan's Choice Awards by member machwebuk
A selection of my favorite photo's
Perfect Pictures by member jhz94
Perfect Pictures
The Few, The Proud by member FWA2500
My favorite photos. Period.
Great Photos by member Arock21
Awesome photos on a.net!
Aircraft And Airports by member mcclir
What I find to be very cool!
Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines by member cccp
Dedicated a soviet civil aviation (1945-1991)
Back In The Day by member woodart
A look back at when it was all very exciting
Christopher's Aircraft by member chrismco
Only the BEST of the BEST of the BEST of the BEST on Airliners.net!!!!!!
The Best by member clubedosmalas
Top Photos
Simply The Best by member deltamartin
My favourite photos of A.net!
Images Pas Mal... by member aircellist
�  garder...
The Greatest! by member don0245
first album
Amazing Airliners by member airliner747
My Favorite Photos
Old Planes by member rata
Some old Planes for rata
Way To Cool by member vegasplanes
see above
Los Aviones De Erik Torben by member Eriktorben
The best photos of a.net (for me)
SkidMarque by member SkidMarque
SkidMarque's favourites
Old Colours In Old Settings by member Speedbird98
Reminiscences of the bygone days...
Faves by member rafi602
The Greatest Pictures Of Airliners by member ahmetarda98
Product of a long search!
The Golden Age by member AZ610
The very best of Classic Airliners.
Hermes by member Hloutweg
The Oldtimers by member Venom
Aircraft & c/s from the Good Old Times
Blast From The Past - Part 1 by member 4815162342
High Quality Shots Selection
Aeroflot by member MiG35
All Aeroflot planes!
Motor Vehicles At Airports by member Clausen
Pictures I like
Oldies And Goldies by member baldursveins
Old airliners that I like
Zapato's Cool Shots by member zapatoviejo
Vicarious Observations
Cool Pictures by member ABHA
Quality shots
The Classic, The Old, And The Defunct by member arlluvr777
Classic Airlines and Aircraft.
Russians by member rafi602
russian bird
Chronos by member Hloutweg
Classic Airliners
Beauties Of The Past by member AZ610
The very best of Propeller Airliners.
My Favorites by member DeltaDart106
My favorite photos on Airliners.net
Soviet Classics by member suzom
Tu-154 etc.
Moments In Time by member FWA2500
History captured in a photo
Noteworthy Photos - Aad by member Lindy Field
On behalf of AvdV
The Planes I Love by member RTWFlyer
the best shots on a.net
Russian Liners That I Love by member VladimirM
Russian jets & props. Flying & standing. Inside & outside.
The Classics! by member kdpc77
There had to be a beginning! Classic airliners!
Interplanetary Airport, And The Perpetual Chase Of Ship 014 by member drdivo
Pictures that I like - how stupid is it that one has to fill this out
My Favorites by member jetfan
My personal favorites of a.net
AIRLINERS PHOTO AWARDS From 1950 To Now!!!!! by member ThomvZonneveld
every most viewed photos from every year. a photo must have a least 10000 views to qualify for this album
My Favorite Pictures! by member penguins
The best pictures on airliners.net!
Top Rated by member rst
Top Rated
Brians Favorites by member captainbrian
personal favorites from the database
Aircraft I Wish I Could Have Seen by member planewatch
I am far to young to have caught any of these !
Aviation by member alex195300
Global aviation
Russian-East Europe-Africa-Middle East-West Asia-Mediterranean by member bluejacket
Classic aircraft
Soviet/Russisan Craft by member billdaugherty
Older Propeller and Ekranoplans
Just Great Looking Airplanes by member juphoto
Airplanes that have that certain special appeal
Soviet Airliners by member kdpc77
The Russian People Movers!
Gone But Not Forgotten by member Schandauer
old stuff
Old Planes by member timmermannn
I love them
My Dear Dreamy Airliners by member 7heaven
Here I collect photos of my preffered planes
DeltaAlpha by member deltaalpha
Various Commercial Airliners by member donaldkleung
vintage aircraft
Acme's Favorites by member acmeaviator
pictures of my favorite aircraft
Greatest Historical Hits! by member Lesnik
Living History
Classic Airliners by member diegogoldman
My selection of classic airliners
Old Photos Or Airplanes by member Evseev
Historic and old photos or airplanes
Comets Selection by member comet1
Best shots of Anet
The Spirit Of The Aviation by member XBBUU
The Spirit of the Aviation
View more albums and create your own