Here is a trip to Moscow Monino air museum where is the one of a few fully surviving TU-144s ultra sonic jets. Let’s see it upclose.
Sign says “exhibit is being rebuilt”
Here is its tail.
Despite same time French Concord was beint built, the Tu-144 was first supersonic passenger jet to take a flight.
Hard to capture the whole plane in one frame.
Here is a photo review “before” “after” – how it’s going to be restored.
Now going up to the inside of plane.
From the doorway the other exhibits of the museum can be seen.
Here is a “Black Box” recording everything happening aboard of the plane.
Selicagel sacks to prevent moisture from inside of the plane that is being restored.
End of the plane – another door.
And a tail.
View from the tail door. You can see the TU-144 engines.
You can’t take a nice shot – half of a frame is occupied by a huge Tu-144 wing.
More selicagel sacks.
Seats being restored.
On board kitchen being restored too.
“First class” seats.
And a view of the whole plane from the first class.
Tips collected to get help restore a plane.
More first class VIP seats.
And here is a cockpit.
Steering wheel with control buttons.
You can see the leather seats.
Second pilot work place.
Technician work place.
And here is the door again, preparing to exit.
This was a second, forward “wing” which helped to steer the plane more easily.
The forward gear is pretty huge (tall).
There is a gap between stairs and door so all visitors had to “jump out” from the door.
And here the photographer stands below the Tu-144 wing. Also here is a MiG-29 ahead which got fell down because some vandals cut the gears.
Hope you liked this gallery!