Aviation Photo #1062883 Tupolev Tu-154M - Atlant-Soyuz Airlines

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Swooping in low to land on runway 32 with all its cold war era "elegant" lines and military style undercarraige. When the Bulgaria Air pilots (ex Soviet satelite country) collected the first TU-154s from the Soviet state, 1 year before Aeroflot ( !! interesting note !!) and asked why the purpose of such undercarrraige, it was clearly explained to them that the Soviets designed everything with dual role - military and civilian at the same time ! (I love the cold war era !)
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    Alan Cordina
    Atlant-Soyuz Airlines
    Tupolev Tu-154M
    Tupolev Tu-154/155
    Tupolev Tu-154/155
    Tupolev
    91A884
    RA-85709
    Luqa - Malta International
    Malta
    June 3, 2006
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic. Also the landing gear is designed in that manner because it was designed to be stronger and in can flex back and forth in rough terrain

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