The Tupolev ANT-53 was a late 1930s project for a passenger aircraft by the Tupolev Design Bureau.

ANT-53
Role Airliner
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Tupolev
Designer Vladimir Petlyakov
Status paper project only
Primary user Aeroflot (intended)
Number built 0
Developed from Tupolev TB-7

Development and design edit

The Tupolev ANT-53 was developed as an airliner derivative of the Tupolev TB-7 heavy bomber, effectively constituting the Soviet counterpart to the Boeing 307 Stratoliner pressurized airliner. The pressurized cabin of the ANT-53 would have accommodated 48 passengers or 6 tons of cargo, and power was to be supplied by either 4 Mikulin AM-34FRNV or 4 Tumansky M-85 engines. However, development was abandoned due to shortages of aerospace engineers resulting from the 1937-1938 Great Purge.[1][2]

References edit

  1. ^ Gordon, Yefim; Rigamant, Vladimir (2005). OKB Tupolev: A History of the Design Bureau and its Aircraft. Hinckley, England: Midland Publishing. ISBN 1-85780-214-4.
  2. ^ Gunston, Bill (1995). Tupolev Aircraft since 1922. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-882-8.