Tupolev Tu-144

Footage shows crash of Russian Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft at 1973 Paris Air Show

Footage shows crash of Russian Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft at 1973 Paris Air Show

The Tupolev Tu-144 The Tupolev Tu-144 (Russian: Tyполев Ту-144; NATO reporting name: Charger) is a retired jet airliner and commercial… Read More

10 months ago

Concorde wasn’t the first Airliner to Break the Sound Barrier: how the DC-8 became the first commercial transport to go supersonic

The first airliner to go supersonic wasn’t the famous Concorde, which wouldn’t break the sound barrier until an October ’69… Read More

1 year ago

Tu-144 Vs Concorde: the Concordski was bigger and faster than its Anglo-French counterpart, but its glory was quite short. Here’s why.

Bigger and more powerful than the Concorde, under the surface the Tu-144 lacked the advanced internals, engine and braking technology… Read More

3 years ago

[Video] The crash of Russian Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft at 1973 Paris Air Show

On Jun. 3, 1973, at the 1973 Paris Airshow, the flight crew on a Tu-144 attempted to perform an impressive… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

Russian Ministry of Defense’s plan 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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago