Airborne Awesomosity

Imitation or Innovation: The Tupolev TU-144 Charger

The Tupolev TU-144 Charger

The Konkordski has been written about on this site before but lets go a little further into what it does and doesn’t share with its more famous Euro cousin.

 

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Imitation or Innovation:TU-4 Bull

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Tupolev TU-4

The victors get to choose the way that history is written. This is a true statement that has more then shown its way into how we Americans feel about Russian technology. Maybe its time we look at both sides of the story.

 

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As Essential As Air Or Bread

“They are as essential to the Red Army as air and bread.” – Josef Stalin

With this quote the the Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik’s place in WWII was cemented. Produced in higher numbers then any other aircraft of it’s time the IL-2 played an important part in the Great Patriotic War. Feared by the Germans the same way the rest of the world feared the Stuka.
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