by Horst Zoeller, 1996 - 2017, 62nd Edition, 20 November 2017

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.

 

Technical Data:

Aircraft

year engine length
in m
span
in m
wing area
im sqm
net weight
in kg
T/O weight
in kg
seats speed
in km/h
range
in km

EF154
EF154A

1958
1960

4 x Pirna 014
4 x Pirna 020

29,10

25,10

105

20720

40000
44000

47-78

900

2400

 

 

 

 

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Literature:

  • Reinhard Müller
    Brunolf Baade und die Luftfahrtindustrie der DDR
    Sutton Verlag, 2013, ISBN 9783954001927
    Read at Google Books

 

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