Aviation Photo #0033298 Tupolev Tu-144LL - Tupolev Design Bureau

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A supersonic testbed, was the last TU-144 to fly. Today there is no active Tu-144 left in the world; this aircraft is also stored.
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Photo Added: May 19, 1999

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11 years ago
A real bird of prey. The photo captures the dramatic proportions of the plane, and also the sense of loss that it no longer flys.
11 years ago
This picture gives idea about what size and how everything works on this plane together
11 years ago
Its sad there are no active concords and TU144s. At least we should keep one from each a/c in airworthy....
11 years ago
That aircraft looks cool.
10 years ago
Really a great pic! Actually the Russian designers had some blue prints of the Concorde, but they couldnt get the wing design correct so they went for the cannard solution which made the aircraft perform better in the end than the concorde. I think they both look superb! :-)
10 years ago

TU-144 looks at least ten times better than Concorde
9 years ago
This plane looks great!!!... I totally agree, this Tu 144 design is 10 times better than Concorde. It is sad that supersonic airliners are discontinued. Hopefully russians will re-start or increase the competition for big/supersonic airliners.
8 years ago
Fab photo of a terrific aircraft
7 years ago
Only in my dreams will I see this fly again :(
I have been onboard one, but unfortuantly not flying..

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