The Museum of civil aviation is located in Ulyanovsk near an airport. It is a unique place that you just shouldn't miss if you like planes.
The Mielec M-15 is a work of art!
It would be interest to post something more about Tu-144
Tu-144 : a great work of soviet spy. But they seemingly did not have an access to the interior of the Concorde, as the Tupolev looks more like a plane of the 50ies
Now explain how did Tu-144 go into the air before Concorde did if it was copied?
Because they did not copy it completely
You can have a look here for some hints at the extent of the spying :
But that’s not a surprise : Soviet Union invested in spying what it did not invest in R&D. And was naturally strong in sciences which did not need much investments (like mathematics)
Funny that some still think that TU-144 was not a copy of Concord : it is just so obvious and backed by facts (arrests of Sergei Fabiew and Sergei Pavlov among others).
It flew first because in the Soviet Union they could skip the months and years of safety checks and test flights. Pilots were just commanded to make it fly.
The Concordski had so many service failures in it’s brief lifespan that the government was forced to take it out of service. Neither Concord, nor Concordski, should have ever been permitted to fly commercially. The fatal crash of the Concord in Paris was due to tire fragments penetrating the fuel tank and that was cause for an instant declaration of air unworthiness.
Both the brits and the soviets spyed on each other at the time. However, the fragile Tupolev design was flawed for airliner use, and rushed to operation prematurely (political reasons). It still is the first supersonic passenger plane, though.
What an amazing collection of aircraft. It seems to need extra funding though – the undercarriages of several craft appear to have collapsed.
more tu-114 pics, please.
I think a Tu-144 crashed at the Paris Air Show back in the 1970s and some speculated that French and British interests had the plane sabotaged so that it would crash during it display routine at the show.
Maybe the pilot had a girl on his lap or let his kid drive
Probably the girl thing happened when the Tu-144 was leased to NASA in the 80’s. At least there was no high school teacher on board.
That’s not funny, there was a crash in Russia and apparently, the pilot had his kid in the pilot’s seat.
see “Concorde Affaire ’79” ?
That’s not exactly it : a French plane was studying the Concordski in flight, and felt in its way. Trying to avoid it, the pilot of the Concordski unfortunately crashed…
Aeroflot is famous for letting children and flight attendants take the controls.
NASA was famous for letting a teacher explode over Florida. And other explosive shuttles.
Really? You’re going to compare a technical defect to a pilot lletting his kid land the plane. Your logic is deeply flawed.
Your comments have nothing to do with the post. I just responded in kind. You’re describing yourself.
At the Paris Air Show, there was a French Mirage fighter spying and distracted the pilot, who began to make strange turns. The French admitted it years later (the Mirage), but anyway, the Tu-144 was too weakly designed to prosper.
Oups : did not read this one before answering above…
nice collection of history.you done a great job,i would shear it with my FB friends.
what a pathetic museum! rusted hulks of aircraft strewn about a field. do the russians understand that all modern, western countries mock their crude, backwards, silly attempts at national patriotism?
to russia: we in the successful half of the world see everything about your country (its history, culture, traditions, people, achievements, etc.) as nothing more than dark comedy. englishrussia.com is a humor website, and all of you are its jokes.
WOW! I think I like this guy.
You can kiss me too.
Not unless you’re a girl
That’s new on you.
We in the succesful part of the world, are sucking Chinese toes. That’s why we try to mock russians while we bend over with a smile.
You’re such a poet
It still is true.
You need a girfriend.
You’re right. My Wife might not share your sentiments though.
Don’t be so sure of that.
Please do it one more time.
You asked for it….Last
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