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Specifications of the TU-144


Country Russia (Ex-URSS)
Rol Passengers supersonic airplane
Manufacturer Tupolev
Codename NATO Charger
First Flight December 31 1968
Motors 4 reactors Kuznetsov NK-144 to postcombustión
Longitude 67.7 meters
Span 28.8 meters
Surface eaves 438 square meters
Reach 6500 kilometers
Cruisse speed 2500 Km/h (Mach 2.35)
Capacity 140 passengers
Maximum weigh taking off 180 tons
Wheigh normal 85 tons
Roof 18.000 meters
First flight to Mach 1 June 5 1969
First flight to Mach 2 May 26 1970
First flight of passengers November 1 1977 (of Moscow to Alma Alta)


Comparison Concorde v/s TU-144


Airplane Concorde TU-144
Country France-United King Russia (Ex-USSR)
Manufacturer Anglo-French proyect Tupolev
Type Passengers airplane Passengers airplane
Airlines British Airways - Air France Aeroflot
Capacity 100 passengers 140 passengers
Motors 4 Rolls Royce Olympus 593 with 68,947 Kgs of push 4 Kuznetsov NK - 144 Turbofan with 75,000 Kgs of push
Maximum speed Mach 2 (2.280 Km/h) Mach 2.35 (2.679 Km/h)
Reach 5,943 Km 6,500 Km
Cost for unit 110.000.000 dollars 80.000.000 dollars


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