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Tupolev Tu-144. The Soviet Supersonic Airliner
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Tupolev Tu-144. The Soviet Supersonic Airliner
Developed in the 1960s/1970s, the Tu-144 was the Soviet Union’s only practical venture into supersonic commercial aviation. Though its career was all too brief, it was a major technological achievement for the Soviet aircraft industry. The book provides in-depth coverage of the “Concordski,” including projected versions, the Tu-144?s production and service history, and a comparison with the Concorde. First flown on the last day of 1968—ahead of the Concorde—the Tu-144 had to undergo a long gestation period before the production version entered service in November 1977.
Unfortunately, its career proved to be brief; two accidents and a powerful anti-Tu-144 lobby caused the type to be withdrawn in May 1978.
The book describes the Tu-144's versions (including the Tu-144LL research aircraft developed under a Russian-U.S. program) and touches on the projected military derivatives. It is illustrated with color side views and previously unpublished photographs.

Author(s): Yefim Gordon/Dimitriy Komissarov/Vladimir Rigmant
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 272
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year of publication: 2015
Dimensions: 28,5 x 22,5 cm
Binding: Hardcover
Weight: 1.70 kg
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