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Tu-444 SSBJ (Supersonic Business Jet)

TinWing

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Here is the link:

http://www.tupolev.ru/Russian/Show.asp?SectionID=199

Surprisingly, the drawings refer to a "AL-32F" engine.

I had thought that the R-79 derived VK-21 was the "definitive" powerplant for all Russian paper SSBJ studies?

I am also confused by the Concorde style nose. Why cling to such an anachronistic feature when a simple CCTV setup can solve runway visibility issues?
 

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To solve the problem with visibility is important, because Tu-444 will land more like fighter with higher angle. But I agree that CCTV is simplier and has lower weight than moving nose. Maybe the answer is - the cooperation with CAGI.

Edit: Just found it in article - only prototype will have moving nose. Production machines will use compact fuselage.
 

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Are there not FAA/JAA certification requirements regarding cockpit visibility? I seem to recall that was something that drove a redesign of the nose section of the proposed Aerion SSBJ.
 

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From official Tupolev Tu-444 presentation.
 

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Hi! Tu-444 model. I can see droop nose same as Tu-144 clearly.

http://saidpvo.livejournal.com/172879.html
 

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