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Author Topic: Just curious, why would a totally U.S. air order and fly all Russian...  (Read 967 times)

Offline L1011fan

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aircraft? They are usually inefficient and from what I saw they were all older models or fuel hogs. Just wondering. :-\

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Just curious, why would a totally U.S. air order and fly all Russian...
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 08:06:05 AM »
Cheap to buy and lease, available quickly. And the TU114 offers excellent speed, capacity and range, that very few western planes can match. For now.

Price per seat counts, of course, but it's not everything. 10 bad planes you can afford and arrives within 6 months can be much better than excellent 4 planes you must take debt for...and who arrive within 3 years.

Offline TerryMcKenna

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Re: Just curious, why would a totally U.S. air order and fly all Russian...
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 09:36:50 PM »
The II-18 is definitely worth looking at.

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Re: Just curious, why would a totally U.S. air order and fly all Russian...
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 12:01:14 AM »
What's it got to do with anyone anyway?? It's up to the individual what he or she wants to do within the game surely?  :)

Offline wapp11

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Re: Just curious, why would a totally U.S. air order and fly all Russian...
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 03:47:07 AM »
I'm using IL-18 right now and they are working well, its just a longer range copy of the Electra basically.  I used a huge fleet of TU-134s from Denver once and they made me a crap ton of money. 

Offline Troxartas86

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Re: Just curious, why would a totally U.S. air order and fly all Russian...
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 12:06:44 PM »
I'm something of a communist plane specialist. They are extremely underrated, just about all of them are totally viable. The Tu-134 especially can be a workhorse for decades.

Offline L1011fan

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I just wondered.

Offline FloF

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The game is pretty much balanced. So it doesn't really make a difference in the end which plane you buy. Some cost more at the beginning, some cost more to operate. I really have not used a plane that was clearly inferior, especially not a soviet one...

Offline gazzz0x2z

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The game is pretty much balanced. So it doesn't really make a difference in the end which plane you buy. Some cost more at the beginning, some cost more to operate. I really have not used a plane that was clearly inferior, especially not a soviet one...
The TU334 is really bad, and the COMAC ARJ21 is not excellent either. But most of ther rest of russian steel is excellent...as long as not too many people buy them.

 

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