Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1965
Type: Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
National Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer(s): Tupolev - USSR
Production Total: 12
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 12
Overall Length: 180.45 feet (55 meters)
Overall Width: 168.64 feet (51.40 meters)
Overall Height: 50.85 feet (15.50 meters)
Weight (Empty): 227,076 lb (103,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 376,990 lb (171,000 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 4 x Kuznetsov NK012MV turboprop engines driving contra-rotating propellers and delivering 14,795 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 491 mph (790 kph; 427 knots)
Maximum Range: 4,350 miles (7,000 km)
Service Ceiling: 35,105 feet (10,700 meters; 6.65 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
Global Operators / Customers
Soviet Union; India
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Tu-114 - Commercial Passenger Airliner to which the Tu0126 is based on.
Tu-126 ("Moss") - Developed for AEW service from the Tu-114 commercial passenger airliner.