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Aircraft 04-2 : CCCP-77108


Picture from Airliners.net
Copyright Jim Newton-2002.

Aircraft Number 04-2
Current Registration CCCP-77108
Production Model TU-144S 004
Maiden Flight 12th December 1975 : Voronezh, USSR.
Registration History Registered CCCP-77108 to Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines.
Final Flight 27th August 1987 : Delivery flight to Samara.
Total Flights 50 flights.
Total Flight Hours 68 hours.
Supersonic Flight Hours 6 hours.
Current Usage On display in the museum of Samara State Aerospace University.
Current State  View in Google Earth  View in Wikimapia  View in Yandex
Notes

Development works on navigation system were made in this aircraft as well as flight-director approach.

This aircraft never was delivered to Aeroflot.


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This picture shows CCCP-77108 in 1993, six years after her final flight. After years of storage on a field near the Samara's Airport, she looks old.

Copyright David Franz Gashler-2003.
The air intakes are not protected and she's loosing some fluids from the wings.

Copyright David Franz Gashler-2003.
Picture from MyAviation.net Number three engine was dismantled by technicians of the University some years ago.

Copyright Christian Waser-2005.
Picture from Airliners.net As this magnificent picture shows, the beauty of this aircraft doesn't disappear with the time.

Copyright Christian Waser-2005.
Picture from Airliners.net The impressive left main landing gear is now with eight flat tires and dirty.

Copyright Christian Waser-2005.
Picture from Airliners.net Another view of the TU-144 number 04-2 at her current place.

Copyright Jim Newton-2005.
Picture from Airliners.net Due to the extreme weather conditions, the livery has almost disappeared completely.

Copyright Fyodor Borisov-2009.




Inside and Outside 04-2 : CCCP-77108
Pictures courtesy of Antony taken at Samara in June 2011