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Tupolev Tu-124

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ČSA Tu-124
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Tupolev OKB
First flight 29 March 1960
Introduced 2 October 1962
Retired 1980
Status Retired
Primary users Aeroflot
Number built 165
Developed from Tupolev Tu-104
Variants Tupolev Tu-134

The Tupolev Tu-124 (NATO codename: Cookpot) was a Soviet short range twinjet airliner capable of carrying 56 passengers.

Design and development

Developed from the medium-range Tupolev Tu-104, the Tu-124 was meant to meet Aeroflot's requirement for a regional airliner to supersede the Ilyushin Il-14. It was very similar to the Tu-104 (merely a scaled-down version). The two were hard to tell apart when seen at a distance. It was not a complete copy of the Tu-104, however. The Tu-124 included a number of refinements, including double-slotted flaps, a large centre-section airbrake, automatic spoilers, and the extension of the wings' trailing edge roots. It also included a drogue parachute to be used in the event of an emergency landing or landing on a slippery surface and low pressure tires in the event of a rough landing surface. It also boosted fuel efficiency, being the first short-range aircraft fitted with turbofans.

Competition with COMECON

DDR competed within COMECON trading block with a four-engined design called Baade B-152 the design was halted and Interflug bought Tu-134 instead.


The first production variant. The international demand for it was small, because most foreign airlines were waiting to buy the improved Tupolev Tu-134.
These were the VIP configuration. They were operated by the militaries of Iraq and China, and by the Indian Air Force.
Military version used as navigator trainers.
Military version used as navigator trainers.


Tu-124 operators (countries with only military operators in dark red)
Tu-124 operators (countries with only military operators in dark red)

Civil operators

 East Germany
  • Interflug (operated in Interflug colours, but owned by East German Airforce)
 Soviet Union

Military operators

 People's Republic of China
 East Germany
 Soviet Union

Specifications (Tu-124V)

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Capacity: 56 passengers
  • Length: 30.58 m (100 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 25.55 m (83 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 119 m² (1,280 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 22,500 kg (49,500 lb)
  • Useful load: 30,000 kg (67,000 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 38,000 kg (84,000 lb)
  • Powerplant:Soloviev D-20P turbofans, 52.9 kN (11,900 lbf) each


See also

Related development Tu-16 - Tu-104 - Tu-107 - Tu-110
Comparable aircraft

Related lists List of airliners

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Published in July 2009.

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