Tu-14T

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Tu-14T
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Description

The Tu-14T is a rank V Soviet jet bomber with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 5 500 m856 km/h
Turn time51 s
Max altitude10 500 m
Engine2 х Klimov VK-1
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight25 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 817 793 10500 52.4 53.3 11.6 10.8 1,500
Upgraded 901 856 49.7 51.0 18.7 15.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
892 420 580 554 420 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 500 < 600 < 600 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel, no boosters)
Klimov VK-1 2 13,951 kg 326 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load, no boosters) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 28m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 60m fuel 94m fuel
892 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 16,351 kg 16,495 kg 17,766 kg 19,038 kg 21,951 kg 25,140 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%, no boosters)
Condition 100% WEP 28m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 60m fuel 94m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,678 kgf N/A 0.33 0.32 0.30 0.28 0.24 0.21
Optimal 2,678 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.33 0.32 0.30 0.28 0.24 0.21
Booster (Solid fuel rocket) Aircraft mass
Number Booster
weight (each)
Fuel
weight (each)
Burn
time
Can be
shutdown
Jettisoned
after use
Mass with full booster fuel (no weapons load)
28m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 60m fuel 94m fuel
4 50 kg 190 kg 13s No Yes 17,311 kg 17,455 kg 18,726 kg 19,998 kg 22,911 kg
Condition {Annotation|Maximum booster
thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB)|The maximum thrust produced by each booster, while mounted in the aircraft. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}
{Annotation|Combined engine
& booster thrust @ 0 m|The total thrust produced by all engines and boosters. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}
Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100% with booster)
28m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 60m fuel 94m fuel
Stationary 1,682 kgf 12,084 kgf 0.70 0.69 0.65 0.60 0.53
Optimal 1,682 kgf
(any speed)
12,084 kgf
(0kph)
0.70 0.69 0.65 0.60 0.53

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural892 km/h
Gear420 km/h
  • 9 mm Steel plate between the nose and the pilot
  • 16 mm Steel Plate behind the pilot
  • 25 mm Steel plate in front of the tail gunner weapon
  • 105 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the tail gunner

All fuel tanks are self-sealing.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 320 → 4 242 Sl icon.png
RB10 830 → 13 840 Sl icon.png
SB17 660 → 22 569 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications99 100 Rp icon.png
159 200 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training90 000 Sl icon.png
Experts310 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 280 / 330 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
7 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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ns23_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon torpedo.png
T-18
Research:
7 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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nr23_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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KD-3
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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nr23_turret_new_gun
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
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BD-4
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 23 mm NR-23 cannon
Ammunition170 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Main article: NR-23 (23 mm)

The Tu-14T is armed with:

  • 2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannons, chin-mounted (85 rpg = 170 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 116 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 216 x 100 kg FAB-100M-43 bomb
Setup 38 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bomb
Setup 44 x 500 kg FAB-500M-46 bomb
Setup 52 x 1000 kg FAB-1000 (welded) bomb
Setup 61 x 1500 kg FAB-1500M-46 bomb
Setup 71 x 3000 kg FAB-3000M-46 bomb
Setup 81 x 450 mm 45-36MAN torpedo

The Tu-14T can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 16 x 50 kg FAB-50sv bombs (800 kg total)
  • 16 x 100 kg FAB-100M-43 bombs (1,600 kg total)
  • 8 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg FAB-500M-46 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg FAB-1000 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,500 kg FAB-1500M-46 bomb (1,500 kg total)
  • 1 x 3,000 kg FAB-3000M-46 bomb (3,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 450 mm 45-36MAN torpedo

Defensive armament

Turret2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannon
Ammunition700 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Main article: NR-23 (23 mm)

The Tu-14T is defended by:

  • 2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannons, tail turret (350 rpg = 700 total)

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Comparatively fast for its battle rating
  • Fixed and turret guns of a large calibre
  • Access to a torpedo
  • Relatively inexpensive to repair
  • Comes with rocket boosters following a landing, these can be used to assist take-off or in the air for a burst of speed
  • Good firing angles for the turret
  • Effective airbrake
  • Gunner and pilot both have protection
  • Unlike most jet bombers, it has a defensive turret

Cons:

  • Large silhouette
  • Too large and heavy to dogfight
  • Unable to outrun the majority of fighters in level flight
  • Limited ammunition
  • No rockets
  • Can struggle to gain altitude or airspeed
  • Complicated MEC
  • Slower than its "cousins", the IL-28 and the IL-28Sh

History

The Tu-14 'Bosun' was a Soviet jet-powered torpedo bomber, built in small numbers in the early 1950s. Initially designed as a competitor to the Ilyushin IL-28 'Beagle', the Tu-14 failed to generate sufficient interest and was thereafter redesigned as a torpedo bomber. Due to the low priority of naval aircraft in the Soviet military command, only small numbers of Tu-14s were built. The Tu-14 served as the primary Soviet land-based torpedo bomber until 1961, and served secondary duties until 1970.[1] Only 88 aircraft were built.[1]

Tu-14T aircraft in the 1950s.

Design and development

The Tu-14 was designed as a light bomber to compete against the IL-28. Initially designated the Tu-81, it was the culmination of several Tupolev bomber projects, including the Tu-72, -73, -74, -78 and -79. Originally designed as a trijet, it reverted to a twin-engine design after the improved Klimov RD-45/VK1 engine became available. The aircraft featured a conventional straight wing with the two engines slung on nacelles, with a large, spacious bomb bay located in the centre of the main fuselage. Armament consisted of a pair of forward-firing 23 mm cannons, with another pair located in the rear 'stinger' turret position, as well as 3,000 kilograms of bombs or torpedoes.[2] The aircraft was piloted by a crew of three; a pilot, bombardier and tail gunner. The aircraft could reach a top speed of 845 km/h, and had a range of 3,010 km.[1]

The first Tu-14 prototype was completed in 1948 and was test-flown in 1949. It had a slightly greater range than the IL-28, but failed to generate sufficient interest within the higher ranks of the Russian Military Command. As a result, the Ilyushin aircraft was chosen to become the principal Soviet jet-powered light bomber, and the Tu-14 was instead ordered as a torpedo-bomber and maritime patrol aircraft.[2]

Operational History

The Tu-14 started entering service in 1951, as a maritime reconnaissance aircraft and torpedo-bomber. However, due to the lower priority of naval aircraft, only small numbers of Tu-14s were built. The Tu-14 was redesignated the Tu-14T in production models to signify its role as a torpedo bomber.[1] A reconnaissance version of the aircraft was initially designed as well, with designation Tu-14R, but was never ordered.[1] In total, 88 Tu-14 aircraft were produced for the Soviet Naval air force, replacing the Tu-2T torpedo bomber. The Tu-14 stayed in frontline service until 1961, and was subsequently relegated to secondary duties. It continued to serve in secondary duties until 1970.[1][2]

Media

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See also

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Aguilera, R. (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Aviastar. (n.d.)

Works Cited

  • Aguilera, R. (1997). Tu-14 'Bosun'. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from http://www.theworldwars.net/weapons/entry.php?b=air
  • Aviastar. (n.d.). Tupolev Tu-14 (Tu-81). Retrieved November 23, 2020, from http://www.aviastar.org/air/russia/tu-14.php


Tupolev Design Bureau (Ту́полев Опытное конструкторское бюро)
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  * 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.

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