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Author Topic: TU-114  (Read 1011 times)

Pepsico8

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TU-114
« on: March 24, 2012, 03:18:45 PM »
Is it worth getting this? Thanks.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 03:32:29 PM »
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.

Men

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 05:52:06 PM »
Anyway, It's cheap !

alin2s1

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 06:20:43 PM »
Anyway, It's cheap !
Good enough to order dozens  :laugh: Spread out on two-year deliveries  ???

Offline Jona L.

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 08:47:19 PM »
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.

+ sucking more fuel than initial 707 or DC-8 models which already sucked themselves dead....

Offline diskoerekto

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 02:35:24 PM »
Is the data for this aircraft correct? How can it consume more fuel than 4 engine jets?
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 02:48:21 PM »
Is the data for this aircraft correct? How can it consume more fuel than 4 engine jets?


Dump more fuel into the turbine?  Larger engines?

Guys, there are fundamentally few differences between a turboprop and a turbofan.  

The TU 114 has 8 spinning props....  that's a lot of stuff spinning.

Look at the max payload.  This plane (really a bomber) was designed to carry friendly diplomatic items all the way over to the USA.  
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 02:50:57 PM by swiftus27 »

Offline Jona L.

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 03:23:55 PM »
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....

Offline swiftus27

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 04:34:05 PM »
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....

I figured that was a "you understood" type descriptor.  I don't think the Soviets make a good plane until they start plopping western engines on them.

Offline Troxartas86

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 08:40:47 PM »
Communists aren't worried about their profit margins. That said, I'm one of the Tupolev's best customers right now, though not for the 114.

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 09:30:26 PM »
The aircraft itself is a great alternative till better jets arrive and fuel starts to increase.


However, due to the slow delivery (1-2 aircraft per year, rate not increasing) it is absolutely unworthy until you can get big numbers on the used market in terms of fleet commonality.


Experience is from Jet Age 4 and 5 but I don't think sami has adjustet the production rate to a significant higher amount.

jumbo Mouse

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Re: TU-114
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 03:35:47 AM »
Yes correct

because he knows I will eat them up and spit them all over the globe like confete....LOL

Cheers Curse

 

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