12 Tu Planes Are Russian Boeings

Tu Planes Are Russian Boeings

Posted on August 16, 2012 by team

This is a plant named after one of the most prominent aircraft designers of the 20th century – Andrey Tupolev.

Way to the shop

Aircraft engine

The inner space of the shop is separated by partitions into three.

Amphibian motor sleigh AS-2 – offroad vehicle intended for transportation of cargos and passengers on ice, snow and water (max speed 90km/h).

Its creation began long ago by Tupolev himself. Back in 1924 such all-metal skiing motor sleigh АНТ-IV was made.

Aicraft engine of “Rolls Royce” company


Fuselage transportation

On the basis of this fuselage of TU-204 they plan to build a search and rescue simulator.

Its cabin inside

Behind the fuselage

Looks like a pressure chamber


Flap support structure


Here chassis is tested

Big wooden chassis

Real cabin

Its wooden model

Everything but the chairs – is from wood!


Even the laptop

Some equipment

And this is the real cabin

Of course it’s a simulator but not wooden at all…

One more cabin

Model of the aircraft bypass turbojet. Such turbojets are used for TU-334


Here the staff may train

This part of the building is probably not operational.

Electro-ray installation ELU-24-8

Unfortunately it does not work

“Do not touch the test samples”, “Entry in working clothes only”


This doesn’t resemble a Google office, eh?

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12 responses to “Tu Planes Are Russian Boeings”

  1. 山下智久 says:

    the factory looks very old…

  2. Tomcat says:

    Such a mess! No wonder they cannot compete. And the the Superjet crash in Indonesia. Does not look good for the Russian commercial plane industry.

  3. Fatmanwho says:

    WOW last picture is of a blanik L13 cockpit many many rivets flying in formation, they were good gliders in their time but not any more too much metal fatigue !!!

  4. Apu Gupta says:

    what a dirty plant, full of crapola and poorly lit

    • NT says:

      Of course it poorly lit. The lights are off as you may have noticed. They didn’t have permission to be there, as it says in the source.

  5. Osip says:

    It is difficult to imagine that this is an operational facility. Looks very bad.

  6. Maddcowe says:

    Looks legit!

  7. Douglas says:

    Hmm, there is a Blanik at our local field and seems to fly every week.

  8. RB says:

    I have seen many hours of Russian aircraft,they have a great history and there machines are very much respected around the world. The only thing different is how it is managed from the top down. It will be very interesting to see how things unfold in the next thirty years.

  9. p51d007 says:

    LOL….”Boeing” of Russia, NOT!

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