Tupolev Tu-144 Prototype: NOT Concordski

Tupolev Tu-144 Prototype: NOT Concordski

Clearly linked with the Concorde and granted with some spy stories behind, the Tu-144 was nevertheless a singular aircraft in its own right. Its troublesome story was marked by serious technical flaws,propaganda successes, design changes, politics, wishful thinking, crashes…, etc. In the end a costly, if magnificent, failure.

The prototype’s pure silhouette hides the crudeness of the Tu-144 original design and the haste of its development. An amazing looking aircraft,with a very aggressive shape…the Anglo-French rival looked more like a civil airliner.


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