The Tu-114, a civil development of the Tu-95 'Bear' with a more capacious fuselage, was the basis for the first Soviet AWACS aircraft, the 'Moss'. A large rotating radar dish is carried on a pylon on top of the fuselage. Its (lack of) capability has been the subject of many contradictory assesments. About a dozen have been used by the AV-MF. Eight built between 1965 and 1967. Carries two complete 12-man crews.
Nation of orgin: Soviet (Russia)
Primary Function: AWACS
Wing Span: 51.4m
Wing Area: 311.1 sqrm
Empty Weight: N/A
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MV; 14795hp each
Year Deployed: 1968