The fuel readings were judged incorrect by the flight engineers and where thus not reported to the commander. The first prototype flew on 31 st of December, They were under instructions to outperform the Concorde display by all means. Its maiden flight lasted for a little over half an hour and failed to reach the Mach speed it was engineered for. The noise levels inside were so high, that the passengers could not even have a conversation between themselves — they had to pass notes to communicate. Despite the close similarity in appearance of the Tu to the Anglo-French supersonic aircraft, there were significant differences in the control, navigation and engine systems. Flight testing time logged on the prototype was hours;   flight testing time for the TuS until the completion of state acceptance tests was hours;  service tests until the commencement of passenger service were 96 hours of flight time;  altogether totalling hours.
Considering the astonishing failure numbers, they were right. Considering the high rate of technical failures their reasoning was sound.
It had teething problems, it was not economical, and ultimately there was no real need for high-speed passenger transportation,” said Tk-144. These were fitted just behind the cockpit and increased lift at low speeds. Furthermore, these cracks would be very deep and would spread quickly. In the end, Tupolev Tu did not make such an impact on aviation as Concorde, it definitely belongs in the museum of aviation.
What ever happened to Soviets’ spectacular tu-1444 to Concorde? The tragedy at the French air show signaled the beginning of the end for the Tu There was at least one ground test airframe for static testing in parallel with the development of prototype However, it was only used during test flights.
Concordski: What ever happened to Soviets’ spectacular rival to Concorde?
The Tu was plagued with trouble. The first prototype of Tu Instead, through a mix of shortcomings and bad luck, the Concordski would soon turn into one of civil aviation’s biggest failures. A Tu on display at Moscow’s international airport in Contraction and expansion happen because of the cooling during ascent and descent, heating during supersonic acceleration and cruise and because of the pressure change from high altitude low outside pressure causing the airframe to expand to ground-level pressure causing it to contract.
Without an afterburner there was no variable nozzle already available. The prototypes were also the only passenger jets ever fitted with ejection seatsalbeit only for the crew and not the passengers.
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Though the decision to cancel the TuS passenger service came a few days after the TuD crashed during the test flight on 23 Maythis crash was regarded as the last straw over mounting concerns about the reliability of the Tu The cabin of a Tu The first prototype flew on 31 st of December, Reed Business Information Limited. Although they look alike, they are rather different planes with many different aspects.
A turn was made to return to the airport and the both engines located in the right wing engines no. The Soviet leaders decided that the Tupolev Tu was to be introduced during the celebrations of the 60 th anniversary of the Communist revolution.
They’ve had enough of the headaches associated with this highly complex program. Archived from the original on 23 March The decision to cease TuD production was issued on 7 Januaryfollowed by a USSR tupolef decree dated 1 July to cease the whole Tu programme and to use produced Tu aircraft as flying laboratories. In the first half of the cabin was open for visits and between August and September was restored and painted in the original Aeroflot livery.
The Concorde itself last flew inbut it was doomed since its only fatal accident inwhich killed near Paris — not far from where the first Tu crashed in The problem, discovered inmay have been known prior to this testing; a large crack was discovered in the airframe tupolwv the prototype Tu aircraft during a stopover in Warsaw following its appearance at the Paris Air Show.
The Soviets did not have the confidence in the supersonic jet. The last production aircraft, TuD numberwas not completed and was left derelict tk-144 many years on Voronezh East airfield. Footage of the crash shows the Tupolev going tuppolev a nosedive, presumably to reignite the engines after they had flamed out. Fridlyander points out that in addition to the Tu, Tupolev’s bureau had to work on other projects, including the Tu passenger aircraft and the TuM bomber.
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