Hey, if Charles Lindbergh could cross the Atlantic in a primitive aircraft with no provision for forward vision, who’s to say you can’t cruise at Mach 3 without a windshield? Meet the Sukhoi T-4, simultaneously one of the most original, derivative, and bizarre Soviet X-planes.
Continue reading It Worked For Lindbergh: The Blind Sukhoi T-4
Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief posted the Tupolev Tu-444 concept SST this morning in an effort to keep SST Week going as long as possible. We don’t agree on much, but on this I have to support him. So, I will post my own concept SST. Behold, a failed joint venture being kept alive by one of its parents. Continue reading The Future of SSTs
Concept rendering of the Sukhoi-Gulfstream S-21
In the early 1990′s, American business jet oligarchy Gulfstream decided to team up with Russian fighter jet manufacturer Sukhoi to begin work on a supersonic commercial jet which would likely be marketed to the very-high-end private jet market, or to the ultra-luxury commercial market.
This craft, the [...]