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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

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,500 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 818 793 10500 52.4 53.3 11.7 10.8 1,500
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
892 420 600 600 400 ~6 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 500 < 600 < 600 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel, no boosters)
Klimov VK-1 2 13,650 kg 322 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load, no boosters) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 28m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 60m fuel 94m fuel
892 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 16,064 kg 16,234 kg 17,510 kg 18,787 kg 21,681 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 0.33 0.31 0.29 0.25 0.21
Optimal 2,678 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.33 0.33 0.31 0.29 0.25 0.21
Booster (Solid fuel rocket) Aircraft mass
Number Booster
weight (each)
weight (each)
Can be
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 17,024 kg 17,162 kg 18,498 kg 19,747 kg 22,641 kg
Condition Maximum booster
thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)
Combined engine
& booster thrust @ 0 m
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 0.71 0.70 0.65 0.62 0.53
Optimal 1,682 kgf
(any speed)
12,084 kgf
0.71 0.70 0.65 0.62 0.53

Survivability and armour

  • 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.


Offensive armament

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

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

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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Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Compressor Offensive 23 mm
II Airframe New 23 mm cannons T-18
III Wings repair Engine Turret 23 mm KD-3
IV Cover New 23 mm cannons (turret) BD-4

Pros and cons


  • 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


  • 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


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 -79.2 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 3000 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 3010 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]


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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)
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*
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 jet aircraft
Bereznyak-Isayev  BI
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-30 · Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT · MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
Sukhoi  Su-7B · Su-7BKL
Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
Tupolev  Tu-14T

  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.)