Experimental Design Bereau "Tupolev", producing "Tu" airplanes, has recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. That is why we want you to see this selection of the bereau planes.
Congratulations! And thanks for years of giving us poor, deprived Americans the occasional “WOW! WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT!!!” moments.
Isn’t it the Tu-134 that is known as the “Flying Coffin”?
I thought it was the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, though a few planes have a reputation of being death traps.
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is also known as the Widowmaker
The Instrument panel of Russian airplane is always colored cyan. Is there any specific reason?
Good question. I’ve always thought it hard on the eyes. That along with that Russian med-light blue they paint everything else, with yellow trim and such. Russians like their primary colors it seems.
Best contrast with instrument dials, lowest fatigue for the eyes. Scientifically demonstrated to be the best color. Also cheap to make.
Interesting that it’s considered lowest fatigue on the eyes. My eyes would hurt just looking at that instrument cluster for more then a few minutes. Bright primary color overload. I wonder what emotions the color induces? You know how red tends to raise aggressiveness, blue is calming etc. That cyan makes me uncomfortable but i can’t really pin down why. It’s an institutional sort of color…
What…no TU-4? Or should I say Boeing B-29 clone…
In all seriousness though, Tupolev was an amazing engineer. I can only wonder how much better he would have been able to design aircraft if he had access to some of the more cutting edge Western technologies of the time. Glad to see that the design bureau he started is still in business today.
Someone said it is ‘good enough’ on plane design. Then 99% ‘good enough’ equals 5,000 incorrect surgical operations per week.
NO thanks will never ride in those planes.
Who said that, again? Still haven’t worked on your reading comprehension yet, have you? Stop making a fool of yourself by taking comments out of context and talking nonsense to make your point.
And yet the Tu-154 is one of the safest designs with very low accident rate.
That would be Experimental Design Bureau*
“Tu-144 was not widely used but was this beautiful” – Better safe then beautiful, and the TU-144 was anything but. Construction techniques thought to be major advances in airframe construction turned out to be so fundamentally flawed that the airframe couldn’t be brought up to an acceptable level of safety. Among many other problems with it’s advanced systems that were more fixable. Not one of Tupolev’s best efforts.
l like white swan very much！o>_<~
I have always believed that Russian aircraft were amongst the most beautiful. Sure, there were a few clinkers, but everybody offered a few of those at one time or another. The anhedral droop of Russian wings at rest gave for a very serious look. A lot of thought and cleverness went into the Russian design. . . .The TU-154 / now thats an airliner that simply oozes class. Too bad that they are getting old and will soon be gone.
What a bull that Russian planes aren’t good constructed…Try to leave a F-16 of Raptor outside during -10 to -40 centigrade, clear it from ice and start it up….guess it won’t work.
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