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, e-mail, 16.12.2013 22:28
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.
deaftom, e-mail, 28.02.2012 04:46
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!
Chris, e-mail, 20.05.2010 04:51
Yes, in fact i believe i have an example of one that hasn't been chomped-up, yet. http://www.moninoaviation.com/album6.html http://www.moninoaviation.com/21a.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-144
Mike Green, e-mail, 22.08.2009 10:57
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, e-mail, 02.08.2009 18:36
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, e-mail, 12.09.2008 04:56
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.
wouldbeflyer, e-mail, 31.07.2008 04:58
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.