TUPOLEV TU144

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Title: Tupolev TU144

Visually similar but slightly larger than its European rival the Concorde , the Tupolev TU-144 first flew in 1968, two months before the Concorde. Despite the differences, the aircraft never lived down the suspicions of espionage. A well-know crash of a prototype at the 1973 Paris Air show was a severe set back to the program. The aircraft entered service in 1977, two years after Concorde, but this aircraft had significant differences from the original prototypes. Commercial service only lasted a few months as there was no real market in Russia. The 16 aircraft eventually built remained only as oddities or research aircraft.

This title contains the Russian flight manual and several other documents for the Tupolev TU-144, mostly in Russian.

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This title contains:

  • Instructions for Flight Exploitation (Flight Manual) for the TU-144, in RUSSIAN, Book 1 undated with approx 90 pages. (From an indifferent photocopy.)
  • NASA Report HASA/TM-2000-209850 “A Qualitative Piloted Evaluation of the Tupolev TU-144 Supersonic Transport”, dated Feb 2000 with 47 pages. A report on data gathered during six flights of a TU-144LL (re-engined with the engines used in the TU-160 bomber) during 1996-7.
  • TU-144 Colour Brochure from Aviaexport, undated but from the 1970’s with six panels.
  • Technical Manual for the TU-144, in RUSSIAN, Book 5 Part 1 in RUSSIAN, dated 1970 with approx 220 pages. ( From an indifferent photocopy.)
  • Technical Manual for the TU-144 and TU-144A, in RUSSIAN, Book 5 Part 1 in RUSSIAN, dated 1975 with approx 373 pages. (Looks like an updated version of the manual above. From an indifferent photocopy.)
  • Technical Manual for the TU-144, in RUSSIAN, Book 7 Part 2 in RUSSIAN, dated 1975 with approx 200 pages. ( From an indifferent photocopy.)