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The Tu-1 is a premium gift rank IV Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). 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
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight14 t

The aircraft is pretty fast to be loaded with 3 tons of bombs. You can run away from many enemies with your superior speed. The rate of climb is decent.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 7,150 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 11500 __._ __._ __._ __._ 480
Upgraded 726 687 27.6 29.0 15.8 11.5


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
0 390 437 380 310 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear390 km/h
  • 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 help a lot. One thing to keep in mind, is that if an enemy aircraft comes from above, you will have a hard time defending yourself from it.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 770 Sl icon.png
RB1 770 Sl icon.png
SB1 770 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 × 100 / 190 / 350 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Mods compressor.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods new engine.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods armor frame.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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Mod arrow 0.png
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Mods pilon torpedo.png


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

Number of setups4
List of setups
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)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons


  • 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


  • Weak against enemies from above
  • Heavy weight



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.



See also

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
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)
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
Tandem MAI  Tandem MAI
Tu-1  Tu-1
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB

USSR premium aircraft
Fighters  I-16 type 28 · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P · I-180S · I-301 · ITP (M-1)
  LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · Dolgushin's La-7 · La-11
  Yak-3 (VK-107) · Yak-3T · Golovachev's Yak-9M
  ▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15 · ▂P-40E-1 · ▂P-47D-27 · ▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▂P-63C-5
  ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc · ▂Fw 190 D-9
Twin-engine fighters  I-29
Jet fighters  Su-11 · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17AS
Strike aircraft  IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2 M-82 · Su-6 · Tandem MAI · TIS MA · Tu-1 · Yak-38 · Su-7BMK
Bombers  Be-6 · MBR-2-M-34 · Pe-2-205 · TB-3M-17-32
  ▂PBY-5A Catalina · ▂Hampden TB Mk I · ▂B-25J-30