Tupolew / Tupolev Tu-144

Super-Sonic Airliner

Tupolev Tu-144 Aeroflot CCCP-77112 / 07-1 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Tupolev Tu-144 is a four-engine supersonic airliner with a capacity of maximum 95 passengers developed by the Soviet Design Bureau OKB Tupolev.
The Tu-144 was the world's first supersonic airliner. The first flight was two month before the Concorde. Only 55 passenger flight were flown, for safety and commercial reasons.
Crew3
Passengers135
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelKuznetsov NK-144
Engine Power (each)127,5 kN28663 lbf
Speed2400 km/h1296 kts
  1491 mph
Service Ceiling18.000 m59.055 ft
Range6.501 km3.510 NM
4.039 mi.
Empty Weight85.000 kg187.393 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight180.000 kg396.832 lbs
Wing Span28,80 m94 ft 6 in
Wing Area438,0 m4715 ft
Length65,70 m215 ft 7 in
Height10,50 m34 ft 5 in
First Flight31.12.1968
Production Statusout of production
Total Production17
ICAO CodeT144
NATO CodeCharger
Data for (Version)Tupolev / Tupolew Tu-144

[Photo-ID: 1651] Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Tupolev / Tupolew Tu-144, Aeroflot, CCCP-77112, c/n 07-1, Karsten Palt, 2009Tupolev / Tupolew
Tu-144
Aeroflot
Reg.: CCCP-77112
c/n: 07-1
 
Auto und Technik Museum [Sinsheim]
[Photo-ID: 1652] Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Tupolev / Tupolew Tu-144, Aeroflot, CCCP-77112, c/n 07-1, Karsten Palt, 2009Tupolev / Tupolew
Tu-144
Aeroflot
Reg.: CCCP-77112
c/n: 07-1
 
Auto und Technik Museum [Sinsheim]