Herpa HE559812 – 1/200 Scale TU-154B-2 Diecast Model
Herpa Wings Series
|Length||18.8 cm||7.40 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||24.0 cm||9.44 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand not included.
1/200 Scale Tupolev TU-154B-2, Aeroflot – Herpa HE559812
Herpa HE559713 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Tupolev TU-154B-2 (NATO reporting name; Careless), serial number CCCP-85566, in the blue tail livery of Aeroflot.
The Tupolev Tu-154 is a Russian three-engine medium-range narrow-body airliner (NATO reporting name; Careless). Developed to replace the Tu-104, the Antonov An-10, and the Ilyushin Il-18 turboprops. The maiden flight took place on October 4, 1968, entering service in May 1971. The main variants are the Tu-154, Tu-154A, Tu-154B, and the extended range, Tu-154M. One Tu154M underwent modification to train cosmonauts in flying the Buran spacecraft. Production ended in 2013, with 930 airframes of all variants built.
The airframe is mostly an aluminium alloy structure with a semi-monocoque fuselage, low mounted swept-back, anhedral cantilever wings, and ‘T’ tail. The retractable undercarriage is an oversized tricycle type, enabling operation from unpaved and gravel airfields. The flight crew of four consists of two pilots, a flight engineer, navigator and the passenger cabin seats up to 180 passengers, six-abreast.
Early models used three Kuznetsov NK-8-2 low-bypass turbofan engines, mounted at the rear of the fuselage, one externally on each side and a third internally, fed via a dorsal air-intake through an “S-duct.” The Tu-154M used the more fuel-efficient Soloviev D-30K turbofan engine. The Tu-154B has a cruise speed of 470km/h (292 mph), a maximum speed of 913km/h (567mph) with a service ceiling of 12,100 meters (39,700 ft) with a maximum range of 3,900 km (2,400 mi).
OJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, known as Aeroflot, is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation. Operating domestic and international services. One of the oldest airlines in the world, with a history dating back to 1923. Name “Aeroflot” in 1932, the largest airline in the world at that time. In the early 1990s, renamed Aeroflot – Russian International Airlines (ARIA) and restructured as a semi-privatised company, 51% owned by the Russian Government. Who in 1994 sold off 49% of its stake to Aeroflot employees. In 2000 the name changed to Aeroflot – Russian Airlines.