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Tu-114 Airliner 1957 Year 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 72024

Theme: Airplanes

Era : 1946-1959

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Legendary Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Tu-114 "Russia" (according to NATO codification: Cleat - "Plank") - Soviet turboprop long-range passenger aircraft of the 1st class, designed in 1955 on the basis of the Tu-95 bomber.
It was mass-produced in 1961-1965 at the plant number 18 in Kuibyshev. In total, 32 copies of production aircraft and 1 prototype were built.
Already in the early 1950s, it became obvious that the future belongs to jet passenger aviation. But due to a number of reasons [what?] in the USSR, a decision was made to design a high-speed, high-capacity aircraft with turboprop engines. The development of the Tu-114 aircraft was started at the Tupolev Design Bureau in 1955 on the basis of the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 1561-868. N. I. Bazenkov was appointed the lead designer. The aircraft had the designation Tu-95P or the internal code of the design bureau - "aircraft 114".
The development was not without difficulties. Unlike the Tu-95, the Tu-114 was designed as a low-wing aircraft, which forced the designers to significantly increase the height of the landing gear, as a result of which it became much higher than other civil aircraft. And this subsequently added problems during the operation of the liner. Two years after the start of development - on November 15, 1957 - the Tu-114 "Russia" made its first flight, piloted by the crew of test pilot A.P. Yakimov. At the time of its creation and until the end of the 60s, the Tu-114 was considered the largest passenger aircraft in the world. Trial operation of the aircraft was carried out in the Vnukovo 206 flight squad of Aeroflot.
2 Tu-116 aircraft (Tu-114D (diplomatic)) were not modifications of the Tu-114 and were specially converted from the Tu-95 bomber passenger aircraft for long-range flights of the USSR leadership, built in case of an unforeseen delay in the production of the first Tu-114. They had a pressurized passenger cabin-capsule with portholes and a built-in ladder, built into a slightly converted bomber fuselage, which included two cabins for 20 people, a kitchen, a toilet, and a service room. They were civilian.