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Tupolev Tu-144

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Tupolev Tu-144
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)
--aircraft= Tu-144D
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-144.
Download Download the Tupolev Tu-144 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License CC BY-NC-ND 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.

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.

FlightGear model

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.

catalog.xml for the QT launcher:

Current status

May 2019.

  • visual converted from FSX with due care;
  • DATCOM FDM with experimental aeroservoelastics and ground effect;
  • 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;
  • correct animation, sounds, view and particle effects in multiplayer;
  • basic damage;

Known issues

  • much of the cockpit is still only represented by PUI dialogs;
  • most of the completed panels have no text.

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 98,000 kg
Payload max 15,000 kg
Cruise Mach 1.9..2.1
Max at 19,000 m Mach 2.15
Pattern 340 km/h IAS (~ 350 km/h TAS)
Approach 290 km/h IAS (~300 km/h TAS)
Cruise 16,500..19,500 m
Practical ceiling 19,700 m
Max fuel, 7,000 kg payload 6500 km

External links