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Accidental ejection from Tu-22M3 bomber leaves 3 people dead

Three crewmembers of a Tu-22M3 bomber were killed when their ejection seat accidentally triggered while on the ground....


The weird and short story of twin-fuselage An-225 Mriya

Antonov An-225 Mriya is, arguably, the largest plane flying today. Hard to believe, but in the 80s there were plans to build a twin-fuselage version of it....


Tupolev Tu-404: the biggest airliner ever designed | Best of 2020

Imagine the biggest passenger aircraft you can. Airbus A380, right? Now triple its size, add Aeroflot livery, and there you have it: Tupolev Tu-404....


Top 10 most advanced fighter jets in 2020

As more and more superpowers of the world move to fifth-generation fighter jets, we look at the top 10 most advanced Fighter Jets in 2020!...


Tupolev Tu-154 completes last civil flight in Russia

The last Tupolev Tu-154 performed its final regular civilian flight on October 2828, 2020, marking the end of a 48-year-long career for the Soviet-era airliner....


Quiz: can you identify these Soviet-built commercial aircraft?

Throughout the 20th century, commercial aviation flourished in the Western hemisphere, as advancements in technology made the world much closer together. But on the other side of the Iron Curtain technology was moving forward as well, as the sheer size of the bloc also had to be reduced somehow....


Russia signs contracts for Tupolev future strategic bomber PAK-DA

Three days after the United States Air Force shared new visuals of its upcoming B-21 Raider, the Russian Defense Ministry announced it signed the contracts regarding the production of its own future long-range strategic bomber, the PAK-DA....


Doing the Sully before it was cool – Aeroflot river ditch in 1963

On August 21, 1963, the Miracle on the Neva happened - preceding the Miracle on the Hudson by 46 years, an Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-124 was forced to ditch in the middle of St. Petersburg due to several unfortunate events:...


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:...


Remembering The 2010 Polish Air Force Smolensk Crash

On the 9th anniversary of the Polish Air Force crash in Smolensk, we remember what happened to the victims of one of the most politically influential crashes....