Active project, under the design leadership of Yuri Vorobjov, for a 600-850 seat giant airliner. Various configurations under study, including huge flying wings
frank said:Back in the '90s, wasn't there supposed to be a Soviet flying wing stealth bomber from Tupolev, the Tu-202 or Tu-404 or something?
Triton said:General Characteristcs
Engine type: turboprop
Matej said:As I understand it, designation Tu-202 is purely hypothetical.
redstar72 said:[The Tu-202 project existed, but it had no common with mythical stealth bomber. This designation was used already in early 1970s, for studies of new ASW aircraft. Unfortunately I have no details of them.
Source: "Aviatsiya i Kosmonavtika" magazine, year 2000, No.10, 11 (Cycle of articles "Under "ANT" & "Tu" marks" by Vladimir Rigmant).
flateric said:bomber and long-range ASW/ABM aircraft as variant, hunting for Ohio and her missiles as option
That link is no longer available, and we, and especially I, have very little idea what the conventional version of the Tu-404 actually would have looked like even with the characteristics we have of the design. So see if you could find any pictures of the conventional design of the Tu-404 if you can. And let me know if you find anything and show it to me. Thank you.Another version of the Tu-404 is of a more conventional design: a two-level passenger aircraft capable of transporting 1,200 people to destinations of up to 10,000 km. The lower level of the fuselage is designed as a multi-section cargo compartment for transporting cargo in standard aviation containers. Two sub-variants of this design have been developed: a mixed passenger-cargo aircraft with the enlarge cargo section and a dedicated cargo model.
The massive low-level wing with a leading-edge sweep of 35 degrees and vertical wingtips has massive control surfaces: multi-section leading-edge control surfaces, low-speed control areas, multi-section flaps. Each half of the altitude control surface is made of two sections.
The aircraft is designed to be powered by four Kuznetsov NK-44 or Rolls-Royce "Trent" engines installed on underwing pylons. The aircraft's undercarriage consists of several carts with multiple wheels in each cart. It is retracted into the central fuselage section of the aircraft.
Length (m): 86.6
Wing Span (m): 77
Overall height( m): 27.3
Wing leading edge sweep: 35°
Max. take-off weight (kg): 605,000
Max. payload (kg): 126,000
Passenger capacity: 1,200
Number of engines: 4
Engine type: Kuznetsov NK-44 turbofan or equivalent
Thrust on take-off per engine (kgs): 40,000
Fuel consumption in cruise Mode kg/kgf h: 0.54
Cruise altitude (m): 11,000
Practical range with payload, (km) normal: 13,500 with maximum payload (km): 9,200
Required runway type: Class "A"
Take-off run (m): 3,200
I was in fact talking about the most conventional one. I just haven't seen any pictures of what that particular design actually looked like. But you're right about it not being very different from other projects from the 90s such as the Boeing NLA, MD-12, and A3XX.Actually, a few different configurations were studied under the Tu-404 project design. The most conventional wasn't very different from Boeing/McDD/Airbus large double decker airliner studies form the 90's.
Other Tu-404 variations were unique and weird in their configurations.
Source: Unflown Wings. Soviet Russian unrealized aircraft projects 1925-2010 by Yefim Gordon and Sergey Komissarov. Ian Allan Publishing