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The Tupolev '102' and Tupolev '101' were 1950s projects for a turboprop airliner and assault transport by the Tupolev Design Bureau. The aircraft designs were almost identical but the '101' had a rear loading ranp and tail barbette for two Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannon. The internal arrangement also differed with the '101' cabin being unpressurised apart from the flightdeck and a small cabin for ten passengers, whilst the '102's pressurised cabin was in one section, configured for 40 passengers.

'102'
Role Airliner
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Tupolev
Designer Andrei Tupolev
Number built None
Developed from Tupolev Tu-101

Similar requirement s were also issued to OKB-23 (V.M. Myasischchev) and OKB-473 (Oleg K. Antonov), resulting in the Antonov An-8 which formed the design root of all Antonov's turboprop transports up to the An-22.[1]

Specifications ('102' projected)Edit

Data from OKB Tupolev : a history of the design bureau and its aircraft[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 7
'101' 4 to 5
  • Capacity: 40 pax / 4,000–5,000 kg (8,800–11,000 lb)
'101' 10 pax with 4,000–8,000 kg (8,800–17,600 lb)
  • Length: 40 m (131 ft 3 in) / 36 m (118 ft)
  • Wingspan: 40 m (131 ft 3 in)
  • Diameter: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in) fuselage
  • Wing area: 140 m2 (1,500 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 36,000 kg (79,366 lb)
'101' 37,500 m (123,000 ft)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Kuznetsov TV-2F turboprop engines, 5,200 kW (7,000 shp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 650 km/h (404 mph; 351 kn) to 700 km/h (430 mph; 380 kn) at 8,000 m (26,000 ft)
'101' 650–700 km/h (400–430 mph; 350–380 kn) at 8,000 m (26,000 ft)
  • Range: 3,000 km (1,864 mi; 1,620 nmi) to 4,000 km (2,500 mi; 2,200 nmi)
'101' 4,000 km (2,500 mi; 2,200 nmi) with 4,000 kg (8,800 lb) payload at 34,500 kg (76,100 lb) Take-off weight
'101' 2,650 km (1,650 mi; 1,430 nmi) with 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) payload at 34,500 kg (76,100 lb) Take-off weight
  • Service ceiling: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) - 12,000 m (39,000 ft)
'101' 11,000–12,000 m (36,000–39,000 ft)
  • Take-off run: 500–600 m (1,600–2,000 ft)
  • Landing run '102': 600–750 m (1,970–2,460 ft)
    • Landing run '101': 350–400 m (1,150–1,310 ft) with reverse pitch

Armament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gordon, Yefim; Rigmant, Vladimir. OKB Tupolev : a history of the design bureau and its aircraft. Midland. pp. 217–218. ISBN 1857802144.