Developed in the end of the 50-ies, Tu-114 was a reply to a dramatically growing demand for long range air transport. When it appeared, it was the biggest passenger airliner in the world. Four 15000hp turboprop engines with counter-rotating propellers made the aircraft the most powerful and the fastest turboprop ever. Tu-114 was the precursor of modern jets - at that time it already had multi-class passenger cabin layout and a two-floor fuselage with a kitchen and cargo compartments on the lower floor. First version disposed of a special restaurant cabin and sleeping compartments. It was the first Soviet plane to rely Moscow with the American continent - and the only airliner for regular flights to Cuba. Widely used in the USSR on longhaul routes (Moscow-Khabarovsk), and on international flights Tu-114 was the first Soviet aircraft leased by a capitalist country - it served Japan Airliners during some years. Progressively replaced by the quadrijet Il-62 in the beginning of the 70-ies, Tu-114 left in minds as a highly reliable and safe airplane, crashed only once because of the pilot's fault.|
The model is an add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. A highly detailed visual model is completed with a complete virtual interior including the pilot's cockpit, three passenger cabins, wardrobes, sleeping compartments etc. The package comes with an authentic panel using custom insturments and an innovative window-icing feature. Finally, a reallistic flight dynamics and a set of powerful genuine sounds will immerge you in a unique atmosphere, proper to this plane. Be sure to read the documentation (in English) to understand the cyrillic panel and to learn about the history of Tu-114.
Tu-114 has flied in only three liveries - all of them are proposed for free download and all of them have a different cabin layout. A military AWACS version Tu-126 is also available.
Important! Install the package in the following order:
> Download Tu-114 base package (24.4Mb, Flightsim.com, 15 September 2004)|
> Download Tu-114 Aeroflot 60-ies (14Mb, Flightsim.com, 15 September 2004)
> Download Tu-114 Aeroflot 70-ies (13.5Mb, Flightsim.com, 15 September 2004)