6 First Flight of Supersonic TU-144

First Flight of Supersonic TU-144

Posted on December 31, 2014 by tim


This day, December 31st, but forty six years ago in 1968 the first supersonic passemger jet in the world, the TU-144 took its first flight. Today we are going to remember it with pictures from that event and a story. See inside:


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Two thousand three hundred fifty kilometers per hour? Three hours to fly from Moscow to the Pacific coast? Are you joking me? That's what people said back in 1968. Michail, the engineer who was working on this plane, said people were afraid of making something like this reality. "We are OK with making this distance in eight hours, why do we need to fly that fast?", people were constantly asking him.

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6 Responses to “First Flight of Supersonic TU-144”

  1. john says:

    A happy new year to all of you out there ,and fantastic pics and story , AWESOME AIRCRAFT

  2. pationkin says:

    Concordski ctrl c+v industry.

  3. Andrew says:

    Where are retractable canards near the cabin?

  4. mose ivan says:

    10 days after I was born……Significant period for all the people, were records were broken and dreams for a better world were made.

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