Questions tagged [tu-134]

A Soviet narrowbody regional jet built from 1966 through 1989, until recently one of the most-used jetliners in the former Soviet bloc.

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Why does the Tu-134UBL have a sharp/pointed nose cone?

Russian/Soviet aircraft design has always intrigued me, and even more so when coming across this photo of the Tupolev Tu-134UBL with its pointy nosecone. Having looked up the performance ...
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Is the “glass nose” Tu-134 design for easier conversion to military use?

Early versions of the Tu-134 had a glass ('glazed') nose that is unusual for a passenger airliner. It was removed from the later versions. Source: wikimedia.org How probable is the hypothesis that ...