Aeroplane Model - Tupolev Tu-104 Reg. No: ST 025172
- Aircraft History
The Tupolev Tu-104 was a twin-jet, medium range Soviet jet airliner introduced into service in 1956. The design was based on the Tu-16/Tu-88 bomber using the same Mikulin AM-3 jet engines with a new fuselage accommodating 50-70 passengers. A stretched fuselage 100 passenger model (Tu-104B) was developed later. Around 200 were built, most serving with the USSR's state airline Aeroflot. A number were used by the military for training of cosmonauts for the Soviet space program.
The 1:35 scale model was donated to the Museum in 1961 by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Politechnical Museum in Moscow. The fuselage has been sectioned for display to show the distinctive split passenger cabin with a galley over the wing centre section. It was designed to be illuminated internally.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Politechnical Museum, 1961
|Tagged with:||model aeroplanes, passenger aircraft, scale models, model airplane|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||model propeller aircraft - passenger|
|Past Owner:||Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Politechnical Museum, Moscow, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics|