Tupolew Tu-134. 1968

Published on: 2021-03-01
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Updated on: 2021-03-02
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Kraków 2009-05-26

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OKB Tupolew Tu-134.

The Tupolew Tu-134 plane is the first passenger plane used in Poland with a turbojet drive. Tu-134 planes were operated in LOT Polish Airlines from November 15, 1968. The planes served European routes, flying mainly to the countries of Western Europe.

The decision to purchase Tu-134 aircraft for PLL LOT by Poland was made in 1967, and it was included in the 1968 budget. At the beginning, a decision was made to purchase 5 machines of the Tu-134 type in the first export version with a glass nose. The first two planes were delivered to Poland in November 1968, and these were; Tu-134 no.8350602 SP-LGA Ignacy Paderewski and Tu-134 no.8350603 SP-LGB Władysław Reymont. These were the first turbojet transport planes used in Poland. They were received very solemnly and were given proper names as well.

Tu-134 A SP-LHB at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Tu-134 A SP-LHB at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Tu-134 A SP-LHB at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Tu-134 A SP-LHB at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Written by Karol Placha Hetman