Anyway, It's cheap !
Almost as fast as a jet, great range and good capacity.Really high maint costs, insane crew requirements (5 pilots, 7 cabin crew), slow deliveries (3 per month max), long runway rqmt are downsides.
Is the data for this aircraft correct? How can it consume more fuel than 4 engine jets?
Also, solely the fact that it is Russian/Soviet built, makes me stop wondering about high fuel usage, no one cared for that back then over there....
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