The first prototype Tu-116 based on Tu-20 bomber and renamed later Tu-114D
flew in 1956. The first real Tu-114 flew on October 3, 1957. On April 9, 1960 Tu-114 set
the still unbeaten world speed record with 25000kg payload on a 5000 km circuit at 877.212kph.
About 30 aircraft were built. They remained in service until 1970's.
|A three-view drawing (452 x 696)|
| ENGINE||4 x Kuznetsov NK-12MV turbo-prop, 11033kW|
| Take-off weight||171000 kg||376992 lb|
| Empty weight||91000 kg||200622 lb|
| Wingspan||51.1 m||168 ft 8 in|
| Length||54.1 m||178 ft 6 in|
| Height||15.5 m||51 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||311.1 m2||3348.65 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||770 km/h||478 mph|
| Ceiling||12000 m||39350 ft|
| Range w/max.payload||6200 km||3853 miles|
|DURAND Pierre, 28.02.2015|
I flyed on this plane in February 1969 between Moskwa and Irkoutsk where I was a teacher in the Pedagogical Institut of Foreign Languages. Instead of flying from Moskwa to Novossibirsk and in a second time from Novossibirsk to Irkoutsk it was a direct and quicker journey in a very impressive plane
|Glenn Oropeza, 16.12.2013|
Only 30 tu114 built?! That's anything but profitable by western standards! Russian aircraft industry was also about quantity! The ability to outproduce the U.S.,only 30 means this is a rare bird.
I saw one of these beasts at Andrews Air Force Base around 1962, when it brought the Soviet Premier to Washington for a visit. Those 32 propeller blades were impressive!
Yes, in fact i believe i have an example of one that hasn't been chomped-up, yet.
|Mike Green, 22.08.2009|
Do any of these incredible machines still exist? With their outstanding speed (jet class) and range, they should be welcome in an era of high fuel prices. It is a beautiful airplane.
|hanif thange, 02.08.2009|
I wish russia would produce more of these types.has russia got improved version of this beautiful power house aircraft.golden days of u.s.s.r.
|Cap'n H, 12.09.2008|
This craft lives on for those with the latest 3 versions of MS Flight Simulator. The freeware add-on from Samdim Design even provides English translation of the instrument panel. In light og the trying economic times, and the overall condition of the airline industry, many more carriers are looking to the newest generation of turboprops to cut costs. The Tu-114 would have fit right in, and there just might yet be a market for what would have to be called the TU-214 if this type were produced anew with modern avionics and systems. The TU-114 stands as one of the most remarkable achievements of the old USSR.
One of the most outstanding and advanced airliners of its time! Well in in advance of anything the West had to to present in what regards payload, and speed/operational costs ratio. Unfairly forgotten due to its limited production and export performance.
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