The Tupolev Tu-144 (NATO: Charger) supersonic transport (SST) was the first of the two supersonic passenger airliners to fly. The other one was the Concorde.
The aircraft is unique for its retractable canards, which enable takeoff/landing at speeds not much higher than those of conventional airliners.
The project was conceived in July 2014 and has been active since April 2015.
Its goal is to accurately model flight dynamics, systems and instruments of the Tu-144 entirely in JSBSim and then make a convincing visual model.
Updated January 2018.
- FDM and control in agreement with POH;
- reasonable autopilot based on the documentation for Tu-154B;
- plausible navigation stack with the Orbita-10 FMC, RSBN support, mobile RSBN and mobile Katet landing system;
- complete set of cockpit warnings;
- engines, systems and most instruments following POH;
- automated crew: callouts and landing/RTO actions;
- startup profiles and realistic autostart;
- correct animation, sounds, view and particle effects in multiplayer;
- 3d cockpit in progress (for now some untextured panels).
- The visual model needs a replacement;
- the cockpit is incomplete.
The reworking of visual will start when the relevant sizes are known from cockpit modeling.
Characteristics and performance
| Max T/O
|| 207,000 kg
| Normal T/O
|| 180,000 kg
| Max. landing
|| 120,000 kg
|| 360..380 km/h
|| Mach 1.9..2.1
| Max speed at 19,000 m
|| Mach 2.15
|| 340 km/h
|| 290 km/h
|| 270..290 km/h
| Practical ceiling
|| 19,700 m
|| 16,500..19,500 m