Aviation Photo #0103958 Tupolev Tu-114 - Aeroflot

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Prototype brought Mr. Khrushchev to the UN, for a shoe banging session.
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    Mel Lawrence
    Aeroflot
    Tupolev Tu-114
    Tupolev Tu-114/126
    Tupolev Tu-114/126
    Tupolev
    5611
    CCCP-L5611
    New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild)
    New York
    USA
    July 1959
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Photo Added: August 22, 2000

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Anonymous
10 years ago
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.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mr. Lawrence, your photos are a treasure...thanks so much for sharing them! This plane must have been something to ride on...
Anonymous
9 years ago
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.
Anonymous
7 years ago
That's a freakin tall nose wheel strut!
It went directly from Moscow to New York. That's pretty good!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent photo! Great plane! At that time, the flagship of Aeroflot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Historic photo ! This aircraft could achieve cruising speeds similar to early generation jets. Sits very high on the ground !
Anonymous
6 years ago
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.
Anonymous
6 years ago
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.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This state of art propeller is terrific, wow!
Anonymous
6 years ago
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!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The commercial Bear is just as awesome as it's military sibling.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I'm guessing that Mr. K needed ear plugs for that flight.
Anonymous
5 years ago
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!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful plane. Who is mr K?
You mean mr C maybe?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Mr. K = Nikita Khrushchev
Anonymous
4 years ago
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
Anonymous
4 years ago
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.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Incrediple capture!
Anonymous
3 years ago
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.
Anonymous
2 years ago
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.
Anonymous
2 years ago
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".
Anonymous
2 years ago
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.
Anonymous
2 years ago
This and it's brother, the Tu-95, are my favorite props. Wonderful to behold.
Anonymous
2 years ago
That's a good looking aircraft but they should have made it a high wing design with pylons for the engines.
Anonymous
10 months ago
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.

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