World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Tupolev Tu-125

Article Id: WHEBN0001245430
Reproduction Date:

Title: Tupolev Tu-125  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Tupolev aircraft, Tupolev, Tupolev ANT-22, Tupolev MTB-1, Tupolev Tu-107
Collection: Abandoned Military Aircraft Projects of the Soviet Union, Soviet Bomber Aircraft 1960–1969, Tupolev Aircraft
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Tupolev Tu-125

Role Supersonic bomber
National origin USSR
Manufacturer Tupolev OKB

The Tupolev Tu-125 was an unrealized project to develop a new long-range supersonic bomber for the Soviet Air Force. Development commenced in 1958 to replace the newest Tu-22. The "Tu-125" designation was an internal one used by the Tupolev design bureau. Since the aircraft was never built, it never received a military designation.[1]

A canard design was chosen for the aircraft, featuring a delta planform for the wing and stabilizer. Two turbojets (Kuznetsov NK-6 or NK-10 (230–240 kN)) were to be installed in nacelles under the wings. A four-turbojet version, powered by Tumansky R-15B-300s in two nacelles also was considered. The fuselage and wings made from titanium and aluminium alloys.[1]

In September 1962, the Soviet Air Force rejected the project and it was stopped. No aircraft were built.[1]


  • Specifications (Tu-125 Tumansky engines – estimated) 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Specifications (Tu-125 Tumansky engines – estimated)

General characteristics

  • Length: 41.40 m (135 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 22.20 m (72 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 9.55 m (31 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 226.0 m2 (2,433 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 110,000 kg (242,508 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Tumansky R-15B-300 , 110 kN (25,000 lbf) thrust each


  • Maximum speed: 3,500 km/h (2,175 mph; 1,890 kn)
  • Range: 7,000 km (4,350 mi; 3,780 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 25,000 m (82,021 ft)
  • Wing loading: 487 kg/m2 (100 lb/sq ft)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.4076

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

XB-70 Valkyrie

Sukhoi T-4


  1. ^ a b c Buttler, Tony; Yefim Gordon (2004). Soviet Secret Projects – Bombers Since 1945. Hinkley: Midland publishing. pp. 132–134.  


  • Buttler, Tony; Yefim Gordon (2004). Soviet Secret Projects – Bombers Since 1945. Hinkley: Midland publishing. pp. 132–134.  
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.