Aviation Photo #1113097: Tupolev Tu-124V - Aeroflot


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  • Lars Söderström
    Aeroflot
    Tupolev Tu-124V
    Tupolev Tu-124
    Tupolev Tu-124
    Tupolev
    5351810
    CCCP-45093
    Stockholm - Arlanda
    Sweden
    April 1967
  • 463

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September 19, 2006
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Take-off fromRWY 26
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Comments (36)

Anonymous
10 years ago
A rare aircraft even in the 60's! and a great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I don't know what's more interesting, the paint scheme or the aircraft. Super detail. And not a spot of dirt on the airplane. Classic all around.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a still from Thunderbirds! Great pic thou!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a fantastic shot of a true classic. Excellent. Thanks Lars for sharing this beauty with us.

John (53 Sqdn)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great plane and unique photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
True russian classic Nice
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good colour photo from tu-124,most of them that worked are in b/w photos.this one is great...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Brilliant! Looks absolutely awesome.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Classic photo, 5 stars!
But the plane itself is one of the most unsuccessful in the history of Soviet aviation.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A very beautiful plane and a nice shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
It more like a painting, than a photo... Amazingly!
Anonymous
5 years ago
BRILLIANT!!! Thanks for this photo!!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful plane. I love the way the russians have their own view of how a plane should look. Great engineers. Too bad nowadays a lot of russian planes are in bad state, which leads to accidents and bad reputation. I have absolute faith in the russian designers.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Love a model plane of this. Hang it up by my bedroom!
Anonymous
5 years ago
My Grandfather^s plane.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wonderful shot of a vintage aircraft.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Classic aircraft, classic livery ! Excellent photo !
Anonymous
5 years ago
It bears a slight resemblance to the DeHavilland Comet. Great photo of a unique aircraft! I couldn't believe this was taken in 1967.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This photo was taken nearly 44 years ago and it is so clear! And it is of a fantastic machine!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Here is a question that I hope someone can answer:
I notice that the fifth and sixth cabin windows (forward -> aft) are higher on the fuselage than the remaining cabin windows. (I believe that I have seen this arrangement on on other vintage Soviet civil designs.)
My question is this...why? Is because of the wing box? Wing spar carry-through? Is the cabin floor raised at that point, following the windows?
Any light that could be shed on this will be appreciated!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Yes the cabin floor is raised to allow structural beams to go through the cabin (because of the engines) ...from german wikipedia
Anonymous
5 years ago
Hi guys, ain't no doubts this is an excellent picture , especially that was made over 40 years ago. No DSC, films, lenses etc. Picture is really, really great.
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a stunning picture! i just love all the planes from the soviet era. i spend hours looking at shots of russian greats on here the tu-154 is a favorite for me and this comes second it has so much character just look at that glass nose. my dream is to go to russia to see these great machines for real some day.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Priceless to own this photo! What a sleek vintage machine. I had a Tu124 model when a was a kid many years ago miax707
Anonymous
5 years ago
Superb picture considering its age. A beautiful aeroplane that looks like a scaled up fighter. I remember seeing Tu-104s, fairly common at Heathrow, but I don't think I ever got a 124; thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Tu-124 is just like wine... seems better with age.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I love the CCCP registration. I miss the Cold War.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great picture. I miss the unique sound of Tupolevs when arriving at DUS....and I´m glad the cold war is over!!!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fantastic!!!!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow!!! Such a fantastic shot for 1967!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Probably my favorite aircraft, and the shot is as old as I am. What a beauty.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Ah, the Tu-124.. I have never seen one flying, I was just born to late... Thanks for sharing this one, Lars
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks like an air-to-air shot. Congrats. What a pity that I had never the opportunity to fly one of them...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Probably the best picture of this rare model in operation. By the way, this is the first turbofan-powered civilian aircraft, which makes it even more special.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautiful in flight shot of a sleek classic jet from the golden age of travel.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot of this interesting airliner.