Tupolev TU-134
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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Tupolev TU-134

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the prototype Russian-built Tupolev TU-134 (SSSR-45075) made its maiden flight in 1963. Aeroflot (SU) was looking for a replacement for its aging Ilyushin II-14s. Tupolev then decided to upgrade its TU-124 with the prototype initially designated the TU-124A. Following redesigns to the engines and T-tail, the model was named the […]

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