Baade (VEB Dresden) 154 (TL)
50-80 seater TL Airliner of 1958
designed by Günter Weyh and Eberhart Aikele
Late Baade 154 (TL) Design of Aikele (from Lorenz: "Kennzeichen Junkers")
In 1958 the Baade Team was working on an improved Baade 152 design with a longer fuselage for more passenger capacity, enlarged wing span, better aerodynamics at the wing/fuselage section and additional fuel capacity in an outside tank under the wing. This TL design was designated as Baade 154, which was no longer needed after the Baade 154 PTL design was cancelled in 1955.
It seems, that Weyh and Aikele followed different approaches for the new Baade 154 (TL). While Weyh later stated, that his three engine Approach was similar to the later Tupolew Tu154, Aikele's design was a four engine TL Jet Airliner. Initial studies Show basically a Baade 152 with the above improvement Features. Later Aikele added several Major changes, which finally led to a complete new aircraft. Aikele changed the shoulder wing to a lower wing and seperated the twin engine pods of the Baade 152 into four single engine pods. This layout came Close to the Western Boeing B707 and Douglas DC-8. Initially Weyh and Aikele used the Pirna 014 engine of the Baade 152, but in later Baade 154A1 designs of July 1960 Aikele used the projected Pirna ZTL-020.
When the Basic design presentation was ready in 1960, the time Frame saw a first flight for a prototype in 1967 and a start of Serial production in 1968. No further work was spent on the Baade 154 (TL) until July 1961, when all aircraft development activities were stopped at VEB Flugzeugbau in Dresden.
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4 x Pirna 014
- Skybird-ev.de - Baade 154 Chronology
- Reinhard Müller
Brunolf Baade und die Luftfahrtindustrie der DDR
Sutton Verlag, 2013, ISBN 9783954001927
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