Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-144 (Image: Christian Volpati/GFDL/Wikimedia CC)
Civil Aviation

Concordski: The history of Tupolev Tu-144 SST

It is not uncommon for people to recognise the Concorde, that divisive but ground-breaking piece of aviation engineering; yet few can name its supersonic rival. Breaking both records the Concorde seemingly claims, the Soviet Tupolev 144 was the first supersonic commercial design aircraft to break the sound barrier and the [read more]