S u m m a r y
cover, 190 pages
GBP19.99 from Ian Allan Publishing
||An examination of Russia’s
medium range jet airliner.
for airliner fans
Reviewed by Ken Bowes
Red Star's "Tupolev Tu-114" will be
available online from Squadron
A project initiated in the
mid-1960s, the Tu-154 resulted from a required to replace the Tu-104
airliner which had been developed from the Tu-16 Badger jet bomber.
Whilst early designs were
evolutionary, the final design was developed as a purpose built
airliner resembling its Western cousin, the Boeing 727.
This Aerofax volume,
authored by Dmitriy Komissarov, gives the reader everything they
would come to expect from this imprint. Komissarov steps through the
now familiar areas one usually finds in a book from this imprint.
This volume covers initial concept, development of the type,
in-service history (domestic and export users) and an in-detail
chapter with in depth technical analysis of the type.
Unsurprisingly for an
Aerofax volume this book is a comprehensive examination of the
subject matter. It will not be to the taste of all, and the
applicability as a modelling reference is limited to non-existent at
this time, but with the prodigious output of Eastern European
companies it may yet come to pass that a scale model of the Tu-154
may hit the market.
Recommended for fans of the
Russian aviation types and airliners.
Thanks to Simon of DLS Australia for the review
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