Tu-1

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Tu-1
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Description

The Tu-1 is a premium gift rank IV Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/SB) and 5.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit". A perfect addition for ground and naval battles at mid tiers.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 7 150 m687 km/h
Turn time29 s
Max altitude11 500 m
Engine2 х Klimov M-43V
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight14 t

The Tupolev Tu-1 has a high top speed. However, its acceleration is noticeably slow as it is a heavy aircraft and it is degraded even further by the drag of bombs carried externally.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 7,150 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 654 637 11500 30.4 31.8 8.3 8.3 480
Upgraded 726 687 27.6 29.0 15.8 11.5

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
900 390 437 380 310 ~8 ~4

The high rip speed of combat flaps allows for increased turning ability during engagements, giving you the opportunity to get a few shots in.

Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 340 < 380 < 500 > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear390 km/h
Armour plates
  • 65 mm armoured glass in front of and behind the pilot
  • 12 mm steel on the pilot's seat
  • 10 mm of steel behind the radar
  • 65 mm armoured glass behind the radar
  • 5 mm steel beneath the rear gunner
  • 12 mm of steel in front of the dorsal gunner
  • 12 mm of steel in front of the ventral gunner

All this armour and a good defensive armament makes for a pretty survivable aircraft. This plane also gets self-sealing fuel tanks, which helps limiting fire damage.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 000 Sl icon.png
RB2 370 Sl icon.png
SB2 500 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts320 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 050 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 80 / 170 / 350 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Radiator
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Compressor
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Wings repair
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Engine
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Engine injection
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Airframe
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Cover
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ns23_belt_pack
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ns45_belt_pack
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ns23_new_gun
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PKD-2
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ub_turret_belt_pack
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T-18

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 45 mm NS-45 cannon
Ammunition100 rounds
Fire rate258 shots/min
Weapon 22 x 23 mm NS-23 cannon
Ammunition260 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min

The Tu-1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 45 mm NS-45 cannons, chin-mounted (50 rpg = 100 total)
  • 2 x 23 mm NS-23 cannons, wing-mounted (130 rpg = 260 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (4)
Setup 16 x 250 kg FAB-250M-44 bomb
Setup 23 x 500 kg FAB-500M-44 bomb
Setup 33 x 1000 kg FAB-1000M-44 bomb
Setup 42 x 450 mm wet-heating 45-36NU torpedo

The Tu-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 6 x 250 kg FAB-250M-44 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-44 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 3 x 1,000 kg FAB-1000M-44 bombs (3,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 450 mm 45-36NU torpedoes

Defensive armament

Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition250 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition350 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Main article: Berezin UB (12.7 mm)

The Tu-1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, dorsal turret (250 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, ventral turret (350 rpg)

The defensive guns have limited coverage, so if an enemy aircraft comes from above, you will have a hard time defending yourself.

Usage in battles

In RB, the aircraft is given a strike fighter spawn, meaning it does not have as much room to dive and gain speed as a bomber. The Tu-1 is capable of destroying enemy fighters in head-on engagements or unsuspecting attackers, thanks to its 23 mm and 45 mm cannons. For usage in combined forces, the Tu-1 makes for a very potent attacker, carrying three 1,000 kg bombs as well as the pair of 45 mm cannons having the option to fire API-T rounds, which can knock out all but the heaviest tanks at its BR from the tops and sides.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 2 powerful 45 mm cannons
  • Great payload options with up to 3 tons of bombs
  • 2 torpedoes in naval battles can sink battleships
  • Has access to a target detection radar

Cons:

  • Targeting radar is next to useless outside of simulator battles
  • Weak against enemies from above
  • Heavy weight

History

Devblog

Back in the pre-war period, while working on the Tu-2 front-line bomber, the Tupolev design team had the idea of ​​creating a multipurpose aircraft on its basis that could perform a wider range of tasks, including escorting bombers at high altitudes and intercepting enemy aircraft. The first tests of the Tu-2 convinced the military authorities to initiate development for the role of a heavy fighter. However, the outbreak of the war forced the designers to focus on the modifications of the Tu-2 bomber series. Nonetheless, work on the version of the heavy fighter did not stop, moreover, one of the key components of the new aircraft was to become a radar, which would allow the location of targets at distances of up to 8 km and at any time of the day. Andrey Tupolev personally attended lectures on aviation radars, after which he enthusiastically started adapting the latest developments on his aircraft. In the meantime, work continued on enhancing the combat and flight characteristics of the aircraft. The armament was significantly improved compared to the original concepts - two 45-mm NS-45 guns were installed in the front of the bomb bay, supported by 2x 23-mm guns in the wings. The defensive armament of the aircraft was represented by two 12.7mm UBT machine guns. After experiments with the power-plant, the choice fell on the M-43V engines with a four-blade propeller. The finished prototype made her maiden flight only in the spring of 1947. Despite the good test results, the project of the Tupolev heavy fighter was not continued. The era of jet aircraft was approaching.

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External links


Tupolev Design Bureau (Ту́полев Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Bombers  TB-3M-17-32 · SB 2M-100 · SB 2M-103 MV-3 · SB 2M-103 · SB 2M-103U · SB 2M-103U MV-3 · SB 2M-105
  Tu-2S · Tu-2 · Tu-2S-44 · Tu-2S-59 · Tu-4
Arkhangelsky Bomber  Ar-2*
Strike Aircraft  Tu-1
Jet Bomber  Tu-14T
Export  ␗SB 2M-103U · ␗Tu-2S-44 · ␗Tu-4
  * While Andrei Tupolev was imprisoned, Alexander Arkhangelsky, second in command at Tupolev OKB was able to append his name to the final production series of the SB bomber.

USSR strike aircraft
IL-2  IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2-37 · IL-2 M-82
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Pe-3  Pe-3 (e) · Pe-3 · Pe-3bis
Su-2  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82)
Su-6  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
Su-8  Su-8
Tandem MAI  Tandem MAI
TIS MA  TIS MA
Tu-1  Tu-1
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB

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Strike aircraft  IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2 M-82 · Su-6 · Tandem MAI · TIS MA · Su-8 · Tu-1 · Yak-38 · Su-7BMK
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