Tupolev Tu-144D

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Tupolev Tu-144D
Tu-144D, USSS.jpg
Type Airliner, Supersonic aircraft
Configuration Canard aircraft, Delta-wing aircraft
Propulsion Quadjet (Jet aircraft, Four-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer Tupolev
  • Michael Danilov (FDM, Systems, Cockpit, 2014-)
  • Nikita Konstantinov (3D, 2019)
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Status Production
 FDM Stars-4.png
 Systems Stars-5.png
 Cockpit Stars-3.png
 Model Stars-5.png
Supports Checklists Tutorials
 Repository The development repository of the Tupolev Tu-144D.
Download Download the Tupolev Tu-144D aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License CC BY-SA 4.0
This aircraft is NOT available under the GNU GPL 2, the primary license of the FlightGear project. This means that parts cannot be reused in the official FlightGear repositories.
Wikipedia Tupolev Tu-144 This is a link to a Wikipedia article

The Tupolev Tu-144 (NATO: Charger) supersonic transport (SST) was the first of the two supersonic passenger airliners to fly, the other one being the Concorde. Tu-144's unique retractable canard brings its takeoff/landing speeds close to those of conventional airliners, allowing to use the same airports.

The Tu-144D addon for FlightGear has been developed by Michael Danilov since April 2015 and aims to accurately model the latest, long-range, variant of the aircraft (Tu-144D). It can be installed with the QT launcher using this hangar URL: https://gitlab.com/mdanil/Tu-144D_hangar/raw/master/catalog.xml

The highlights, as of December 2020, are:

  • DATCOM FDM agrees with normal flight perf in the whole range of fuel and payload.
  • FCS, engines, systems and most instruments follow the POH.
  • Normal flight's procedures are fully covered in Checklists window, most of them also work in Tutorials.
  • Detailed visual, adapted from from Nikita Konstantinov's FSX add-on with slight improvements, almost fully syncs over MP.
  • Automated crew reduces the simulation-related workload by performing some of the copilot and engineer tasks on command, reading some instruments and doing some actions during landing and RTO.
  • Both realistic autostart and state overlays have been implemented, allowing for quick testing and debugging.

Characteristics and performance

Empty 99,200 kg
Max T/O 207,000 kg
Normal T/O < 180,000 kg
Max landing 132,000 kg
Fuel max 106,000 kg
Payload max 15,000 kg
Cruise Mach 1.9..2.1
Max at 19,000 m Mach 2.15
Pattern (canard out) 340 km/h IAS (~ 350 km/h TAS)
Approach 290 km/h IAS (~300 km/h TAS)
Cruise 16,000..18,500 m
Practical ceiling 19,700 m
Max fuel, 7,500 kg payload 5700 km

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