Tupolev Tu-144

supersonic airliner

The Tupolev Tu-144 was the first airliner that flew faster than the speed of sound. Built in USSR by Tupolev it is similar to the Concorde. Tupolev Tu-144 flown only for Aeroflot the national soviet airline. Sixteen examples only were built. Maiden flight was on December 31, 1968.

Tupolev Tu-144 take off