Revealing report from on-board the USSR’s first jetliner

Read an account from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane aboard a CSA Tupolev Tu-104A

The Tupolev Tu-104 was the Soviet Union’s first jet airliner with a large part of its design emanating from the Tu-16 bomber. The airliner first took to the sky on June 17, 1955. A number of variants were manufactured with the biggest user being Aeroflot which retired its last example in 1979.

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