17 Tupolev Planes

Tupolev Planes

Posted on November 6, 2012 by team

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.

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This is Tu-134 in Pulkovo.

Pilots have lunch.


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17 Responses to “Tupolev Planes”

  1. Dr. Dot says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for years of giving us poor, deprived Americans the occasional “WOW! WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT!!!” moments.

  2. Tobbe says:

    Isn’t it the Tu-134 that is known as the “Flying Coffin”?

  3. Y5K says:

    The Instrument panel of Russian airplane is always colored cyan. Is there any specific reason?

    • America says:

      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.

    • Osip says:

      Best contrast with instrument dials, lowest fatigue for the eyes. Scientifically demonstrated to be the best color. Also cheap to make.

      • America says:

        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…

  4. Jim-Bob says:

    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.

  5. ProudGerman says:

    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.

    • America says:

      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.

    • Babysitter says:

      And yet the Tu-154 is one of the safest designs with very low accident rate.

  6. Chino says:

    That would be Experimental Design Bureau*

  7. America says:

    “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.

  8. 山下智久love the nokia Lumia says:

    l like white swan very much!o>_<~

  9. jbermo says:

    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.

  10. Willem says:

    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.

    Love Russianplanes…

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