KDTWflyer
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Any TU-144s Left In Flyable Condidtion?

Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:28 am

Are there any TU-144s left in flyable or near-flyable condition? What became of the NASA/Russian TU-144 research platform aircraft?
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afay1
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RE: Any TU-144s Left In Flyable Condidtion?

Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:34 am

There is already an active thread on the research Tu-144L and a simple search here or on google would provide info on it. I am not sure what other airframes are currently in a position to be made flyable again....others will know for sure.
 
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RE: Any TU-144s Left In Flyable Condidtion?

Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:40 am

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 1):
and a simple search here

Well where is it then, I couldn't find it?
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afay1
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RE: Any TU-144s Left In Flyable Condidtion?

Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:59 am

hmmmm, the search function is not that reliable, but yesterday or the day before there was a lengthy thread on the "NASA supersonic test" flights. In any case, the plane is stored on the apron at Zhukovsly AFB on Ramenskoye Field, south of Moscow. I imagine it could be flown again without too much hassle.
 
mtkinf
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RE: Any TU-144s Left In Flyable Condidtion?

Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:03 pm

I read that there were two or three Tu-144D's occasionally flying research missions in the early 90's, of which one was later converted to the Tu-144LL (flying laboratory). All remaining frames are presently stored near Moscow as Afay1 stated.
 
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jorge1812
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RE: Any TU-144s Left In Flyable Condidtion?

Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:42 pm

Maybe you get your infor here.

http://perso.wanadoo.es/tu144sst/index.html

Bye, Georg.

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