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Tupolev Tu-144D

7,019 Vidal99977  14 days ago
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The World's First SST

(P.S. Those pink trees in the second photo is a Mod glitch. Yes I am using 1.8 Beta.)

The Tupolev Tu-144 (Russian: Ty????? ??-144; NATO reporting name: Charger) is a retired jet airlinerand commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST).[2] It is one of only two SSTs to enter commercial service; the first was the Anglo-French Concorde. The design was a product of the Tupolevdesign bureau, headed by Alexei Tupolev, of the Soviet Union and manufactured by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association in Voronezh, Russia.[1] It conducted 55 passenger service flights, at an average service altitude of 16,000 metres (52,000 ft) and cruised at a speed of around 2,000 kilometres per hour (1,200 mph) (Mach 1.6).[3] The prototype first flew on 31 December 1968 near Moscow,[1] two months before the first flight of Concorde. The Tu-144 first went supersonic on 5 June 1969[4] (Concorde first went supersonic on 1 October 1969), and on 26 May 1970 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. A Tu-144 crashed in 1973 at the Paris Air Show, delaying its further development. The aircraft was introduced into passenger service on 1 November 1977, almost two years after Concorde, because of budget restrictions. In May 1978, another Tu-144 (an improved version, the Tu-144D) crashed on a test flight while being delivered, and the passenger fleet was permanently grounded after only 55 scheduled flights. The aircraft remained in use as a cargo aircraft until 1983, by which point a total of 102 commercial flights had been completed. The Tu-144 was later used by the Soviet space program to train pilots of the Buranspacecraft, and by NASA for supersonic research.

Controls

AG1+VTOL Down lowers the nose
AG2 Triggers the parachutes
AG3+VTOL Down Slings back the canards
AG6 Activates Lights

Hope you guys enjoy my best plane that I have built!

Special Thanks

I just wanted to give a shout out to my pals who have helped me create this sexy machine. I love you all with my thanks!!

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor 144
  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 75.3ft (23.0m)
  • Length 154.3ft (47.0m)
  • Height 36.8ft (11.2m)
  • Empty Weight 43,591lbs (19,772kg)
  • Loaded Weight 81,202lbs (36,832kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.075
  • Wing Loading 48.3lbs/ft2 (236.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,680.1ft2 (156.1m2)
  • Drag Points 20990

Parts

  • Number of Parts 175
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    23.4k Tang0five

    No worries! @Vidal99977 beautiful job and quite an ambitious build which is good, v rarely do I see one of these I can actually fly!

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    Thx a lot! @Tang0five

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    @DerekSP

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    @PhantomUC Np

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    @Vidal99977 thanks :)

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    @PhantomUC it just takes time and practice

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    @PhantomUC dont worry. You will soon get the hang of it

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    @Vidal99977 good job, i dont even know how to build proper planes :/

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    @PhantomUC

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    7,019 Vidal99977

    My plane could be the best Tupolev Tu-144 in Simpleplanes!!!

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    @Tully2001 Do you like my plane?

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