AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

3 July 1933

The first flight of Tupolev ANT-16 The Tupolev ANT-16, also known as TB-4 by its military designation, was a prototype of heavy bomber developer from Tupolev´s earlier bomber design, TB-3. The ANT-16 was built in […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

5 June 1969

A prototype of Tupolev Tu-144 passenger jet went supersonic for the first time, becoming the first passenger jet to break the sound barrier. Tupolev´s jet did this a four months before its only competitor – […]