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The Russian Concorde: Why Did The Tupolev TU-144 Fail?

During the Cold War, the ever-looming threat of technological inferiority drove innovation in the aviation industry on both sides of the Iron Curtain. One of the most prominent examples was the race to conquer commercial supersonic air travel. The Tupolev Tu-144 was built as the Soviet Union's response to the Concorde in the West. Unlike the Concorde, the Tu-144 never experienced the same level of success as its western counterpart. ( More...

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jeff slack 3
Russia has proved repeatedly how well espionage works and they continually prove that you can steal the plans but if you do not have the ability to understand the engineering you might as well just buy one of the finished products from those that do. Buran anyone? Concordeski?
bentwing60 1
well, Ive' posted this before, but long ago and far away the B29/TU4 became a great Stalin invention/clone that served as their strategic bomber for at least a decade +

wonder where thy got the idea? 847 of them!


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