TU-144

Quiz: Who did it first: Concorde or Tupolev Tu-144?

Two SSTs raced to the scene in the 1970s, Concorde and the Tupolev Tu-144. A lot of "firsts" were claimed throughout the decade, but do you know which SST did claim certain "firsts"? Take the quiz and find out!...


Catching the first commercial Tupolev Tu-144 flight

The pride and joy of Soviet commercial aviation, the Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic airliner, took off on its commercial flight on this day, 44 years ago, on December 26, 1975, beating Concorde by a few weeks time:...


Explaining The Tupolev Tu-144 Accident At The Paris Air Show In 1973

On June 3rd, 1973 at the world-famous Paris Air Show, a Tupolev Tu-144 crashed mysteriously. The official reason is still unknown. However, there are many theories:...


The Lost Brother of Concorde: The story of Tupolev Tu-144

When we hear about supersonic transport, immediately in front of our eyes there is a Concorde soaring through the skies. But the story of the Soviet supersonic jet, Tu-144 is as fascinating as the story of Concorde....


The Arrival and Departure of Concorde. Part 2

With everything set in stone, it seemed like the first ever Super Sonic Transport aircraft was ready for take-off in a few years down the line. The engineers set the deadline – the long-range Concorde was going to make its maiden voyage in 1970....