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tu404-01?

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posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 08:01 AM
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Just found a directory with an image showing what looks like a model of this aircraft here and wondered if anyone knew much about its history ect?




posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 08:18 AM
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The work on the Tu-404 was initiated in 1991 along with another large passenger aircraft project - the Tu-304. The Tu-404 was designed to transport more than 1,200 passengers to destinations 12,000 - 13,000 km away. The Tupolev Design Bureau was working on several variants of the new heavy passenger transport.

One of the possible configurations for the aircraft was that of a flying wing. In this configuration the aircraft's powerplant would consist of six pusher turboprop engines developing 18,000 kg of thrust each during take-off and each consuming only 0.644 kg/kgf-h of fuel in cruise mode. The engines are located in the tail section of the flying wing fuselage between two large V-shaped vertical stabilizers.

The central fuselage contains six passenger compartments accommodating 1214 passengers. The leading edge of the central fuselage has a sweep of 45 degrees. Two large removable wings containing fuel tanks have the leading-edge sweep of 35 degrees and are attached to the central fuselage. The wings hold most of the aircraft's fuel.

the craft is desinged to be powerd by four NK-44 or rolls royce"trent"engines installed on under wing pulons.the aircrafts undercarriage cosists of several carts with multiple wheels in each cart.it is retracted into the central fuselage section of the aircraft
Designer ANTK Tupolev
Designation "404" (Tu-404)
Type Long-range passenger aircraft of extra-large capacity
Variant conventional flying wing
Aircraft Length 86.6 m 59.7 m
Wingspan 77 m 110 m
Aircraft Height 27.3 m 18.8 m
Fuselage Length 86.4 m
Fuselage Height 9.4 m
Fuselage Width 8.0 m
Wing Surface Area
Wing Leading Edge Sweep 35 deg 35 deg
Max. Take-off Weight 605,000 kg
Max. Landing Weight 460,000 kg
Max. Payload 126,000 kg
Max. Fuel Capacity
Passenger Capacity Business Class 750
Economy Class 1200 1214
Powerplant

Number of Engines 4 6
Engine Type DTRD NK-44 / R-R Trent VVLD
Thrust on Take-off per engine 40000 kgf 18000 kgf
Fuel Consumption in Cruise Mode 0.54 kg/kgf-h 0.644 kg/kgf-h
Fuel Consumption for Passenger for 750 passengers 20 g/passenger-km
for 1200 passengers 14 g/passenger-km
Required Runway Type Class "A" Class "A"
Take-off Run 3200 m 3200 m
igot this from www.aeronautics.ru/archive/experimental/tu404-01.htm



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 08:27 AM
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thanks for the help



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 02:25 PM
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Psycho, what link do you have for your information? Or did you just post it writing from what you found from a book?

Shattered OUT...



posted on Sep, 8 2006 @ 02:23 AM
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i believe this was the site he refered to? www.aeronautics.ru... not sure how up to date it is though the front page looks like it hasn't been touched in a while?




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