Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Two planes  – TU-154 and Il-86. These were two of the most popular passenger planes in the USSR. They made tens of flights each day from Russia to other countries and tens of national flights as well. What are they in detail and what do they hold inside?

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The Tu-154 was developed in the late 1960s to replace the outdated Tu-104, AN-10 and IL-18

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

This is three motored turbojet aircraft for medium-haul lines

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The Tu-154M modification operated since 1984, and was produced until 2012.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The main landing gear equipped with disc brakes and cooling fans. During the flight, the landing gear retracted into special gondolas on the wings.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

At the rear of the aircraft there is an economy class cabin with about a hundred seats.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Designation of the seats in the rows

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The passenger control panel is for three seats.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

A shelf for hand luggage

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

In the last section there is the phone for internal emergency communication.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

In the right and left of the tail cabin, emergency exits are located.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

There are inflatable slides near the exits.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

 The toilets are in the rear part of the plane.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The toilets interior.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Between the salons of economy and business class, there is another pair of exits.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

A kitchen.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Steward’s seats.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

In business class there are much more comfortable seats, there are folding tables hidden in the arms.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The interior is decorated with two tapestries with images of Moscow.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

There is a hidden invisible button of a panic alarm that a flight attendant can press with their heel in the case of a terrorist threat.Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Behind the pilot seats is a seat for the flight engineer. At the bottom left, the knobs for the engines and levers to stop the engine are visible.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Dashboard view from the co-pilot’s seat.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The dashboard console.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Aircraft commander’s panel and radar.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Radio communications panel.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Shabby wheel with a headset hanging on it.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The IL

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

IL-86 is the first and most massive Soviet widebody airliner designed by Ilyushin in the 1970s.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The aircraft has four NK-86 engines that deliver up to 13 tonnes of thrust.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The engines were a weak point of the aircraft and because of the inability to modernize them, they had to develop the IL-96

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The steering nose landing gear.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

It is a double-decker plane. The entrance is on the lower deck, and they are equipped with folding ladders.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

To get to the cabin, passengers had to climb up one of the three internal ladders.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

This plane had three Economy class passenger cabins, it was designed for 350 seats

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Shelves for hand luggage.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Unlike modern airliners, IL-86 did not have luggage racks above the middle rows.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

In the back of a seat is an air conditioner and folding tables

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Emergency exits for foreign airports (which have high ladders) are part of the equipment. In each door is mounted an inflatable emergency chute.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

6 toilets are in the back part of the plane.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Another toilet interior. This one is near the cockpit.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

A kitchen was in the middle of the cabin.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Shipping containers for food from the lower deck were moved by two elevators.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

After going down on the elevator, there is a kitchen.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Hatch for loading food.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

A large luggage compartment.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The remaining space in the lower deck is occupied by compartments with equipment.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

A spacious cockpit.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The radio operator’s position.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Dashboard of the flight engineer.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Pilot’s panel.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

The place of the aircraft commander.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

 The dials.

Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside

Everything is lit.

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7 thoughts on “Tu-154 and IL-86 Russian Planes from Inside”

  1. Nice aeroplanes, I would love to fly on some of this type. Did you notice the word “stewardess”? It seems Russians have come to speak English more natural than native speakers; in America and the rest of the western world this word is forbidden, due to the mass madness of “political correctness”.

  2. All governments are very concerned with enforcing class rules….not eliminating them. The Soviet era was all about having very rigid class separation. The rich elite sit in nice big seats and the poor sit in little seats. These are the rules of all societies worldwide.

  3. There’s an interesting article about the TU-154 on an airliner modelling web site in which the author likens the Boeing 727 to a Fiat Seicento in comparison to the Tupolev’s Ferrari …

    http://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=121

    … cool!

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