Tag: Tupolev Tu-144

Supersonic DC-8, i.e. the Concorde wasn’t the first Airliner to Break the Sound Barrier
Chuck Yeager, the first person to ever go supersonic in 1947, escorted the DC-8 during its supersonic flight in an F-104 On Aug. 21, 1961, a jet designed for commercial use became the first airliner to go supersonic. And it wasn't the famous Concorde, which wouldn't break the sound barrier until an...
Russian Ministry of Defense to close the Central Air Force Museum in Monino leaked online
Some of the historic aircraft at the Central Air Force Museum will be relocated to Patriot Park and become interactive displays. But former pilots at the Monino museum, however, argue that disassembling the aging aircraft for transport to Patriot Park will irreparably damage them A plan by the Russian Ministry of Defense to close...
Some photos of L-2000, the Lockheed Mach 3 airliner that never was
Lockheed proposed two L-2000 versions, the L-2000-7A, an intercontinental model for up to 266 passengers and the slightly larger, 308-passenger L-2000-7B for domestic use Appeared on Code One Magazine the interesting photos in this post feature the L-2000, the Lockheed concept for US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supersonic Transport, or SST, program. In June 1964, Lockheed was one of two competitors...
A quick look at NASA Tupolev Tu-144LL research program
Using the Tu-144LL to conduct flight research experiments, researchers compared full-scale supersonic aircraft flight data with results from models in wind tunnels, computer-aided techniques, and other flight tests NASA teamed with American and Russian aerospace industries for an extended period in a joint international research program featuring the Russian-built Tu-144LL supersonic aircraft. The object of the program was to develop...
Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft restored
The work on Tu-144 exterior has been completed while that on the aircraft cabin is yet to begin According to News in Flight, the first stage of restoration of Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft (SST) has recently been completed. As the photo in this post shows the aircraft stands near the building of Kazan Aviation Institute (KAI) on Chetaeva Street...

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