|Copyright John Powell-1975.|
|Aircraft Number 02-2|
|Production Model||Tu-144S “004”|
|Maiden Flight||14th June 1974 : Voronezh, USSR.|
|Registration History||Registered CCCP-77104 to Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines.|
|In 1975 aircraft re-registered as CCCP-77144 for the Paris Air Show.|
|Total Flights||265 flights.|
|Total Flight Hours||431 hours.|
|Supersonic Flight Hours||95 hours.|
|Current Usage||Scrapped in 1987 at Zhukovsky.|
In 02-2 were carried out researches on aerodynamics, strength and the behaviour of the large angles of attack.
Aircraft systems and equipment was checked in this aircraft under non-standard conditions.
In 1975 flew to Paris to take part in the XXXI Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport.
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|On the right test pilot Vladimir Popov in 1975 after a test flight with the aircraft 02-2 initially registered as CCCP-77104.||CCCP-77144 taxies to the terminal after she arrived to the Paris Air Show.
Copyright Alex Waning-1975.
|The pilot greets in the return of the Tu-144 to Paris after the accident of 1973.
Copyright John Powell-1975.
|Moved by her own power, she rolls towards her only public appearance at Paris Air Show in 1975.|
|A different view of the same moment.||02-2 exhibited in the ramp of Le Bourget Airport during the Paris Air Show.|
|Shining under the Paris's sun she was living her better days.
Copyright Michel Gilliand-1975.
|Retracting landing gear during take-off for a demonstration flight.|