Tupolev Tu-107

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Tu-107
Role Military jet transport aircraft
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Tupolev OKB
First flight 1958
Number built 1 (converted from Tu-104 c/n 76600302)
Developed from Tupolev Tu-104

The Tupolev Tu-107 was a prototype Soviet military transport aircraft developed from the Tupolev Tu-104. It featuring a rear ramp loading door and was intended to carry light vehicles, artillery pieces, or up to 70 paratroopers. The fuselage was unpressurized which meant the paratroopers had to use oxygen masks. A single prototype was built and flown but the aircraft was not put in production.[1]

Specifications (Tu-107)[edit]

Data from Tupolev Tu-104[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 6
  • Capacity: 70 paratroops or 10,000 kg (22,046.23 lb) – 15,000 kg (33,069.34 lb) payload
  • Length: 38.58 m (126 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 34.54 m (113 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 11.53 m (37 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 174.48 m2 (1,878.1 sq ft)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mikulin RD-3M-500 Axial flow turbojet engines, 93.2 kW (125.0 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 950 km/h (590 mph; 513 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 775 km/h (482 mph; 418 kn)
  • Range: 3,300 km (2,051 mi; 1,782 nmi) with 10,000 kg (22,046.23 lb) payload, 775 km/h (481.56 mph) at 10,000 m (32,808.40 ft)
  • Service ceiling: 11,750 m (38,550 ft)

Armament

  • Guns:
  • 2 x 23mm Afanasev Makarov AM-23 cannon in a DK-7T powered tail turret aimed via a TSP-1 television sighting system and PRS-2 Argon-2 gun ranging radar

Avionics

  • PDSP-2S Proton-M tactical radio navigation system
  • SRZO-2 Krom'Nikel IFF (Identification Friend or Foe)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gordon, Yefim (2007). TupolevTu-104. Red Star 35. Hinkley: Midland publishing. pp. 51–56. ISBN 978-1-85780-265-8. 
  • Gordon, Yefim (2007). TupolevTu-104. Red Star 35. Hinkley: Midland publishing. pp. 51–56. ISBN 978-1-85780-265-8.