Alternative Tu-104 (based on tu-16 preliminary drawings)

by   9,577 vonhubert (based on vonhubert's Tupolev Tu-104A 1956 (Update 2 ))  10 days ago

This is a possible variant how a Tupolev Tu-104 might have looked like. Such engine placement and engines nacelles with landing gear were considered in development of Tu-16 Bomber, which is a plane Tu-104 wing was derived from. Made as a quick sidekick from another project. Looks very dieselpunk to me) totally 1950s.

Has completely functional Flaps, Landing gear, Nav. Lights, Aileron trim and two cockpit cameras. It is a 1:1 scale and weight replica. It flies quite realistically. Only left to made is a cockpit interior.
Now in proper aeroflot 1950s livery


G - Landing gear;

AG1 - Landing parachute (activated after touchdown)
AG2 + VTOL slider - Flaps; (0% = Flaps retracted, 100% DOWN = Flaps deployed)
AG3 + VTOL slider - eilerons (roll) trim. UP= roll to the right. Can help with one engine flight. Saves position after AG3 deactivated.
AG4 - Left engine
AG5 - Right engine
AG6 - Landing lights;
AG7 + Trim - Ascend/descend directional autopilot - Activate and set trim for ascend/descend. Can turn gently, than stabilizes
AG8 - Outer ailerons ON (active) -OFF switch (deactivate for high speed to make less sensitive) + Ground steering (sensitivity adjustment, when AG8 deactiveted - steers to the limit, when activated - steers 5 degrees) Positions - AG8 - ON on Take off/Landing, AG8 OFF on high speed and on the ground movements

Take off procedure - Trim 3/4 up, flaps 1/2 down, full thrust , Rotate at about 150 MPH
Landing procedure - Full flaps, trim ~ 75-85 up, 60% thrust with full flaps at approach, 45% near the runway, approach speed 200 mph, over the runway drop thrust to 25%, deploy parachute (AG1) if needed after touchdown. If bounced up, do not pitch down, just let it drop gently, nose down touch can be fatal). Correct trim constantly, below 190 mph it should be 100% up.
Ascending - 90% thrust, trim 75-80% down.
Level flight - 75% thrust, trim 75-85% down.
One engine flight - thrust 100%, compensate roll with aileron trim (AG3+ VTOL), landing with 50% flaps.

Too heavy for mobile devices...


General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Tupolev Tu-104A 1956 (Update 2 )
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 116.0ft (35.3m)
  • Length 133.0ft (40.5m)
  • Height 40.2ft (12.3m)
  • Empty Weight 61,752lbs (28,010kg)
  • Loaded Weight 159,254lbs (72,236kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.423
  • Wing Loading 37.7lbs/ft2 (183.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,229.3ft2 (392.9m2)
  • Drag Points 41738


  • Number of Parts 765
  • Control Surfaces 15

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    2,930 DJ123

    Yup np

    8 days ago
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    9,577 vonhubert

    @DJ123 Thanks! Corrected

    8 days ago
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    2,930 DJ123

    there are two control sections


    8 days ago
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    77.2k Johndfg

    Genius gear bay door idea.

    9 days ago
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    8,734 Tang0five

    Beautiful yet menacing!

    9 days ago
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    1,379 AJosh92FS

    Very detailed.. Awesome!

    9 days ago
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    1,193 MEERKAT978

    Da, comrade! This is the pride of mother Russia!

    Seriously nice build though.

    10 days ago
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    66.6k MrSilverWolf


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