Aircraft 04-1 : CCCP-77106

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Copyright Petr Shumikhin-2018.

Aircraft Number 04-1
Current Registration CCCP-77106
Production Model Tu-144S 004
1st Production Aircraft.
Maiden Flight 4th March 1975 : Voronezh, USSR.
Registration History Registered CCCP-77106 to Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines.
Final Flight 29th February 1980 : Delivery flight to Monino.
Total Flights 320 flights.
Total Flight Hours 582 hours, 36 minutes.
Current Usage On display at Central Air Force Museum of Russia in Monino.
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She was used for to assess effectiveness of air-conditioning system and to solve some problems on fuel system. She can be considered as the 1st production aircraft because she was delivered to Aeroflot and equipped for commercial use.

On December 26, 1975, she made the first operational flight of a Tu-144 between Moscow and Alma-Ata with cargo and mail.

This aircraft performed the first land on a dirt runway of a SST the day when she was retired to Monino.

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CCCP-77106 parked on the apron and receiving assistance and goods before her third commercial flight.

Copyright Valeriy A. Vladimirov-1976.
04-1 was the first aircraft scheduled for regular flights with Aeroflot.

Copyright Valeriy A. Vladimirov-1976.
Vertical stabilizer with the original flag of the Soviet Union.

Picture by Doug Alberg-1999.
The intakes are protected with these red covers.

Picture by Doug Alberg-1999.
Picture from This model still was powered by four Kuznetsov NK-144A engines with afterburners.

Copyright Yevgeny Pashnin-2002.
Picture from A really impressive photo of this wonderful airplane.

Copyright Flavien Breitenmoser-2003.
Picture from As you can see, she still keeps the colours of Aeroflot and the original registration.

Copyright Fyodor Borisov-2005.
Picture from CCCP-77106 in the place where she is on display since she arrived to the Central Air Force Museum of Russia.

Copyright Peter de Jong-2005.
After she was repainted in 2019, the aircraft 04-1 looks like in her better times. In recent years CCCP-77106 has undergone a meticulous restoration process that has allowed many of its systems to be operational again.

Copyright Sebastian Sowa-2019.

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