Questions tagged [tu-104]

An early Soviet-designed twinjet which entered service in 1956, becoming only the second-ever jetliner (and the first-ever Eastern Bloc jetliner) to enter commercial service.

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Why was the Tu-104 so prone to navball-disabling electrical power failures?

Of the (rather numerous) accidents involving the Tu-104, several were either caused or aggravated by major electrical failures, which disabled the aircraft's navballs, which caused the pilots to ...
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Why are several of the Tu-104’s cabin windows oddly positioned?

The Tu-104 (the fourth jetliner to fly1 and the second to enter revenue service2) has a cabin-window layout that is... somewhat odd, to say the least. From front to back: What appears to be the ...