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#16 iaf-man

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

Kevin, the memories of the "Great White Giant Flying C-ck" brings a smile to my face. This is a family forum, but whomever dreamed up the code name needs to have his head read. He created an instant classic.

This thing absolutely dwarfs the Felix. In 1/72! I've seen plenty of An-124s (they fly all around Texas doing who knows what), and once the An-225, but for a prop job, this thing is massive. Anything that can swallow four Leopard tanks at once and actually fly with them deserves honor.

Yes,it's huge(you should consider Modelsvit AN-124 and TU-144,at least there's one Ukrainian shop that offers free shipping)

got mine from the first batch probably

shares the engines with the TU-95

Did you hear of 2 similar crashes-one above the Atlantic and one over land due to 

one of the old school workers filing prop blades not per instructions,causing

fatigue cracks and destruction and crashes?

Isaac


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:03 PM

Never heard of those, but I'd think the resonance would tear them apart of maintained by uneducated peasants.

 

There's a night video on youtube of a Tu-95 self destructing on takeoff from Engalls a few years back.  It didn't end well and I think the crew burned up. Possibly the same cause?

 

The Lockheed Electra had a similar problem from prop resonance. It took 3 or 4 inflight breakups to figure the problem out.


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#18 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

Considering the Bear has been flying since 1955, it doesn't seem to be much of a problem.  The NK-12 is the most powerful turboprop engine ever made.  It's so powerful it required the counter-rotating props to absorb all the power.  


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:14 PM

The An-22 has always been a favorite of mine. Just downright massive and so "Cold War" looking.  Wasn't there also a passenger version of the Tu-95? Supposedly a decent design except Western airports didn't have roll up stairs tall enough to reach the door, and it supposedly was so noisy inside it caused illnesses with passengers.

 

The An-124 looks positively Western and normal. Same with the 225.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

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Wasn't there also a passenger version of the Tu-95?

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Yes, there was - the Tu-114 Rossiya. Also kitted by AModel...

 

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#21 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:11 PM

Wasn't there also a passenger version of the Tu-95?

 

Actually there were two.  The Tu-116 was a passenger configured version of the Tu-95 Bear-A bomber.  Two were converted with VIP interiors and self-contained ventral air stairs aft of the wing.  They were used by the VVS, and were still active in the mid-1980s (I know because we tracked one of them all the way around the periphery of the USSR in 1985!).  The Tu-116 pre-dated the Tu-114 Rossiya, which was, as pointed out, a dedicated airliner version . Krushchev flew the then-brand new Tu-114 prototype on his visit to the US in 1959.  The 114 had a very good safety record, and regularly flew the Moscow-Havana route nonstop for many years until the Il-62 came along.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

I guess I never understood the glass noses on Russian transports. It looks like a bombardier's station, with the front flat panel and all.


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#23 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

Navigator station.  Remember that the USSR in those days had almost no navigation aids such as VORTAC.  They navigated the endless expanse of Siberia using dead reckoning, radar nav, and celestial navigation.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:49 PM

Ernst...on the AN22 subject/stories:

 

We had this "stranded" AN-124 at our airport, which was grounded for several years (it apparently was impounded due to financial problems of its owner..........), and finally these problems were solved and it was time to get back to "the east".....

I don't know why but also due to a lot of objections coming from the surrounding living society who were afraid the aircraft wouldn't be airworthy after this long time and they expected some real problems while departing, it almost was a public mutiny and uproar, the aviation authorities decided the aircraft needed "new" engines..........(the maintenance schedule for the engines weren't exactly scutinized in the years that it was grounded, that WAS a sure fact)

anyhow, THAT's were the AN-22 appeared with four new engines for the 124, and it was a super great sight to be seen approaching our runway on final, but more amazing and peculiar was its engine sound, very specific, at least i never heard that on a four engined turboprop, must have been because of the counter rotating propellor blades, 8 of them in total........

 

Eventually the 124 made a "standard" russian take-off: hugging the earth for a loooooong time.....

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:26 PM

Talk of the An-22 always reminds me of this video of one being delivered to the Technik Museum Speyer. I bet you felt the go around as much a heard it.

 

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There is an An-22 in my stash for one of those future builds.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:38 PM

Never heard of those, but I'd think the resonance would tear them apart of maintained by uneducated peasants.

 

There's a night video on youtube of a Tu-95 self destructing on takeoff from Engalls a few years back.  It didn't end well and I think the crew burned up. Possibly the same cause?

 

The Lockheed Electra had a similar problem from prop resonance. It took 3 or 4 inflight breakups to figure the problem out.

Not resonance,but hub casting flash needed to be removed by a plastic tool

the worker used a regular knife,thus inflicting micro scratches,which in turn developed into micro

cracks.2 planes being lost at 1970,one with earthquake aid to S.America over Atlantic,

the other over Iran


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:30 AM

I have a 1/72 Amodel Tu-114, plus a couple of sets of decals that Jennings did for it a few years back.

I've been to Monino and saw the big beast there.  Impressive.

 

I wish I could get my grubby little fingers on the Amodel An-22.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:19 AM

I'd love to find the new Antonov Airlines scheme. In order to do that scheme, the nose radar would need to be modified and the glass nose faired over, but other than that, it's an exact kit for that bird.

The Tu-114 will be mine someday, I hope.
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:44 AM

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:10 AM

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