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Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:46 pm

Found this picture on Facebook ... Is this picture for real ?

If so, it's an cool backyard

Abandoned Supersonic TU-144 in a Russian backyard.


 
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:53 pm

That is CCCP-77107, according to Scramble's database by the authors of the Soviet Transports books it's stored in Kazan, see http://www.scramble.nl/soviet-database?af=60576&bt=180&view=details
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:34 pm

I just found it on Google Earth.
It is a bit southwest of the Borisoglebskoe airfield, on the north side of Kazan. Adjacent to the Kazan aviation technology institute. The street address appears to be 2A Dementyeva street.
 
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:39 pm

More pics of this Soviet icon :



And even a video :

http://youtu.be/8J3c_uxvKJc
 
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:50 pm

And I thought G-BOAD next to a sport facility in Brooklyn looked weird (not that it looks way better on a barge)  ...
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:04 pm

http://i.imgur.com/T5tBpfK.jpg
 
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:07 pm

Good ol Concordski.

Would love to see one fly again one last time.
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:08 pm

BTW, 77107 is a prototype for one of the two SU 1:400 Herpa models - a bit strange that it's neither of -06, -09, or -10, that actually were in service. Instead, it's the one that is still in use - sort of...
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:30 pm

"Slightly" off topic, but I think it's relevant, the first and the most well known test pilot of the Concorde, André Turcat, has passed away today, aged 94.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1):
stored

Nice way to put it.

Regards.

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Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:35 pm

Quoting B8887 (Reply 8):

"Slightly" off topic, but I think it's relevant, the first and the most well known test pilot of the Concorde, André Turcat, has passed away today, aged 94.

R.I.P.

ad TU 144: a beautiful bird, too. I hope we will fly supersonic again  
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:19 pm

As they say on a famous internet website: "Only in Russia". So, what are my chances of getting a used Valkyrie for my backyard?
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:50 pm

It's not a backyard, it's stored at the Kazan Technical University. Not too long ago they powered up the electric & hydraulics and operated the canards and nose.

Here are additional pictures:

http://www.tu144sst.com/fleet/05-1.html
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:22 pm

At least a few years ago a lot of stuff was still working too!

http://youtu.be/tIFjvMjzBNg

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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:04 pm

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 2):
It is a bit southwest of the Borisoglebskoe airfield, on the north side of Kazan. Adjacent to the Kazan aviation technology institute. The street address appears to be 2A Dementyeva street.

Interestingly, there's also a Tu-22M3 further up the road.
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:13 pm

Quoting lancelot07 (Reply 9):
I hope we will fly supersonic again  

Humans do every day...
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:27 pm

Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 14):
Humans do every day...

But not civilians  
(If you meant the rotation of the earth: That is not supersonic, though very high speed)
 
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RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:35 pm

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 12):

At least a few years ago a lot of stuff was still working too!

Wow, thanks for posting the link. Crazy to see that parts of it are functioning. Would be a great hobby to take up and restore something like that to mint condition.
 
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Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:44 pm

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 13):
Interestingly, there's also a Tu-22M3 further up the road.

Also some interesting hardware on the ramp at the airfield. A Tu-160 and several more Tu-22s, including one without wings, IINM. Is this where they are assembled?
 
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Re: RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:47 am

redzeppelin wrote:
Quoting CPH-R (Reply 13):Interestingly, there's also a Tu-22M3 further up the road.
Also some interesting hardware on the ramp at the airfield. A Tu-160 and several more Tu-22s, including one without wings, IINM. Is this where they are assembled?


Yup, this is where they were assembled and also where Tu-22's and Tu-160's get overhauls and modernisation.
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