Aviation Photo #1583912 Tupolev Tu-144D - Aeroflot

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    Oleg V. Belyakov - AirTeamImages
    Aeroflot
    Tupolev Tu-144D
    Tupolev Tu-144
    Tupolev Tu-144
    Tupolev
    09-1
    CCCP-77115
    Ramenskoye (Zhukovsky)
    Russia
    August 18, 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
She is very hot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great aircraft, great composition
5 stars definitely
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very sad such a sexy russian isn't working!
Anonymous
8 years ago
5* For every Tu 144 pic.... On principal. This is a particularly good picture.
I wonder how far away from airworthiness this beauty is ? ?
Bigger, Faster and more fuel efficient than Concorde, and flew first. Hopefully 1 day we can see 1 airborne again..........
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot, wonderful bird!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Outstanding piece of good old late 60's engeneering!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Totally agree!!! Didn't know those canards had moving surfaces of their own.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow!
Did this beauty fly, or was she just taxiing?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Was this beauty flying, or just taxiing?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Mighty wonder!
Anonymous
8 years ago
So nice to see this airplane moving at an airport...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot, Oleg, congratulations! Five stars and Photographers Choice vote included :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Global relaunch?? That would make my day!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome shot!! Is it going to fly again?
Anonymous
8 years ago
The design of the wing is impressive! what a shame that these and concorde have been parked.
Anonymous
8 years ago
So beautiful! She deserves to flay again!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ooooh, my Beauty. I agree. 5 *'s for every TU-144 pic...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Somehow the canards remind me of The Flying Nun and her hat
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow A+ absolutely stunning. I wonder, how do they allow old SSSR (CCCP) registration number? Is that it's *real* registration number or just for show? Very curious...
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 votes from The Netherlands! Amazing see the Tu moving again! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Jeroen
Anonymous
8 years ago
More fuel efficient than the Concorde? No never been. The tu-144 has never been a succes, because it's range was too low.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love the angle
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love to see it fly!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a nice Aircraft, it looks like she is flying again, but thats only a dream.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best picture of the Tu-144 I have seen. But where and how do they stow that huge main landing gear?
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am surprised that the rear-most cockpit window is actually openable, considering the extreme speeds and altitudes it was designed for.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I Think russan planes factories they jst copy others designes, see like this plane is just the concord.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sorry, but american commenter near bottom of page is completely wrong. Concorde was better in nearly all respects. Why were they moving the tu-144 anyway?
Anonymous
8 years ago
LOVE IT!!...looks like a pterodactylus
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like it's still operational
Anonymous
8 years ago
That American commenter below with his fantasy about the Tu-144 is all wrong, the Concorde was better in every way from its advanced braking systems,to its aerodynamics, and even its range. As great as people are in Russia and all at that time they just didn't have the tech to pull a good supersonic aircraft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a moment!!!!,i hope one day i could touch her,amazing,congratulations.
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 Stars! What a shame it can't fly anymore. She even looks sad. :-(
Anonymous
8 years ago
This shot is great at capturing the hight and size of the aeroplane. It never ceases to amaze me though, how blatant the soviets were in their industrial espionage. They copied the VC-10 too.
Anonymous
8 years ago
You don't see pictures of a Tu-144 everyday and new ones in this quality are so rare, I thought I'd never be able to find one.
Furthermore from this angle, the 144 looks even more impressive than in mid-air shots!
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 Stars! And to commentor below: Have you seen VC-10? VC-10 is "slightly" different type of airplane.
To USA commentor below: it's real historic registration number of that plane. But Tu-144 is not flying anymore, thats why this bird with CCCP type reg. number
Anonymous
8 years ago
Five stars! first supersonic aircraft
concorde is tupolskiy :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 stars but they dont go fligh again with that plane i hope
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love the Tu-144, but I heard that they were quite scary airplanes. I believe that the range of the Concorde was twice that of the 144, by the way.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I like your comment saying "tupolski" it mak m laugh. I like th angle but didnt like the design of these planes. 5 star although but only 1 star for me
Anonymous
7 years ago
Da bekommste ja Pipi inne Augen =)
there you get tears in your eyes =)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good job, 5* for the angle and for taking the picture of this model of aircraft while in motion. This picture nicely catches various interesting and beautiful features of this aircraft such as the wing's leading edge design and both wings' dropping curvature towards the tips making the beholder instinctively imagine what a mass of air at the right speed can do to this bird. The stunningly beautiful shape of the nose cone with its futuristic space craftish lateral windows taken at the 3/4 perspective gives an impression of the fuselage width which is lacking on most pictures showing SSTs in profile. Another nice detail is the 2 pairs of engines slightly inclined upwards towards the outside of the wings which is something not visible on most other pictures of this aircraft. And finally the aircraft itself which, although inoperable nowadays, but due to it standing so high above the tarmac on its landing gear with the front fuselage section being remarkably higher than the aft part looks as if it's always ready not just to take the skies but to grace them with its beauty and slice the air while doing what it was designed for - flying at incredibly high speeds. To the Concorde vs Tu-144 folks, if both aircraft look alike, as you claim, then pls tell us what other physical and aerodynamical laws allow us to make SSTs look any different than these two. They're both true works of art and technological gems, Concorde certainly more than the Tupolev when speaking of technology but who knows what the Soviets could have done out of it with more money and time and without that childish cold war attitude of "I was the first to..." that I believe this creature definitely was a victim of. (gp)

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