Tupolev Tu-134A

Tupolev Tu-134

CountrySoviet Union – Russia
RoleAirliner
First fly29 July 1963
Built854

The Tupolev Tu-134 (NATO reporting name: Crusty) is a twin-engined, narrow-body jet airliner built in the Soviet Union for short and medium-haul routes from 1966 to 1989. The original version featured a glazed-nose design and, like certain other Russian airliners (including its sister model the Tu-154), it can operate from unpaved airfields.

Source: Tupolev Tu-134 on Wikipedia

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PhotographerVladimir Yakubov
LocalisationMinsk-Borovaya Air Museum, Belarus
Photos149
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The Tupolev Tu-134, also known by its NATO code “Crusty”, was a Soviet twin-engine jet airliner.

Designed by the Tupolev design bureau, it was similar in concept to the American Douglas DC-9.

Variants

  • Tu-134: The original version with a glazed nose and a capacity of 64-72 passengers.
  • Tu-134A: An improved version with more powerful engines, better avionics, and a capacity of 84 passengers. Most Tu-134A variants had a distinctive glazed nose and a radome under the fuselage, although some were later modified with the radar in the nose cone.

Specifications (Tu-134A)

  • Length: 37.10 meters (121.7 ft)
  • Wingspan: 29.00 meters (95.1 ft)
  • Height: 9.02 meters (29.6 ft)
  • Passengers: 72-84
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.61 (750 km/h; 466 mph)
  • Range: 1,900 km (1,180 mi)

The Tu-134 was a workhorse of the Soviet airline Aeroflot and other Eastern Bloc carriers. However, its operation has declined due to stricter noise regulations.

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