Designer Tupolev’s first-hand insights into supersonic Tu-144

In an article published in the Aeroflot magazine ‘Grazhdanskaya Aviatsiya’ famous aircraft designer, A N Tupolev detailed the aeronautical engineering knowledge which led to the design adopted for the Tu-144 supersonic airliner.

The article was translated by John French for ‘Aeroplane’ and appeared in its July 7, 1966 issue – some two and half years before the Tu-144 undertook its maiden flight on December 31, 1968.

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TUPOLEV ON THE Tu-144

The Soviet designer, A. N. Tupolev, who celebrated his 78th birthday in January, has written an article on the Tu -144 SST in the June issue of the Aeroflot magazine 'Grazhdanskaya Aviatsiya', and it has been translated for 'Aeroplane' by John French

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