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The Tupolev Tu-104 was a twin-engined medium-range narrow-body turbojet-powered Soviet airliner and the world's first successful jet airliner. Although it was the sixth jet airliner to fly (following, in order, the British Vickers Type 618 Nene-Viking, de Havilland Comet , Canadian Avro Canada C102 Jetliner, US Boeing 367-80 and French Sud Caravelle), the Tu-104 was the second to enter regular service (with Aeroflot) and the first to provide a sustained and successful service (the Comet which had entered service in 1952, was withdrawn from 1954-1958 following a series of crashes due to structural failure). The Tu-104 was the sole jetliner operating in the world between 1956 and 1958.

In 1957, Czechoslovak Airlines – ČSA, (now Czech Airlines) became the first airline in the world to fly a route exclusively with jet airliners, using the Tu-104A variant between Prague and Moscow. In civil service, the Tu-104 carried over 90 million passengers with Aeroflot (then the world's largest airline), and a lesser number with ČSA, while it also saw operations with the Soviet Air Force. Its successors include the Tu-124 (one of the first turbofan-powered airliners), the Tu-134 and the Tu-154.

There are a few variants of the Tu-104, but only the original is available in-game. It is available from the the start of the game, but saw limited production, and hence, service.

Variants

In game, there is only one model of the Tu-104 depicted. It is available from the start of the game.

Tu-104

Class: Economy

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The Tupolev Tu-104.

Maximum Capacity: 90   

Range: 2650 km

Engines: Soloviev D-30KU

Fuel Efficiency: 4.2

Cruise Speed: 0.66 mach

Length: 40.1m

Height: 11.9m

Wing Span: 40.5m

Lifespan: 20 years

Price: $28,000K

Production Ended: 1966.3

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