Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

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.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Sign says “exhibit is being rebuilt”

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Here is its tail.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Despite same time French Concord was beint built, the Tu-144 was first supersonic passenger jet to take a flight.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Hard to capture the whole plane in one frame.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Here is a photo review “before” “after” – how it’s going to be restored.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Now going up to the inside of plane.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

From the doorway the other exhibits of the museum can be seen.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Here is a “Black Box” recording everything happening aboard of the plane.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Seats.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

More seats.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Air conditioning.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Selicagel sacks to prevent moisture from inside of the plane that is being restored.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

End of the plane – another door.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

And a tail.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

View from the tail door. You can see the TU-144 engines.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

You can’t take a nice shot – half of a frame is occupied by a huge Tu-144 wing.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

More selicagel sacks.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Seats being restored.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

On board kitchen being restored too.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

“First class” seats.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

And a view of the whole plane from the first class.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Tips collected to get help restore a plane.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Emergency exit.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

More first class VIP seats.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

And here is a cockpit.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Steering wheel with control buttons.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

You can see the leather seats.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Second pilot work place.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Technician work place.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

And here is the door again, preparing to exit.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

This was a second, forward “wing” which helped to steer the plane more easily.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Landing gears.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

The forward gear is pretty huge (tall).

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

There is a gap between stairs and door so all visitors had to “jump out” from the door.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

More gears.

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

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!

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2 thoughts on “Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow”

  1. It is gratifying to see the TU 144 being fixed up, to bad the government doesn’t pay for the bill for all of the repair’s, i commend the people who spend the time an effort in looking after the aircraft that you have there at the museum.True piece of history you have there.

  2. The only way it will be restored is if it’s donated to a museum that has the resources for such a project. More than likely it will get a Buran style “restoration” treatment.

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