|Copyright Alexander Sohre-2004.|
|Aircraft Number 07-1|
|Production Model||Tu-144D “004D”|
|Maiden Flight||19th February 1979 : Voronezh, USSR.|
|Registration History||Registered CCCP-77112 to Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines.|
|Final Flight||12th November 1981.|
|Total Flights||87 flights.|
|Supersonic Flights||29 flights.|
|Total Flight Hours||197 hours, 45 minutes.|
|Supersonic Flight Hours||46 hours, 38 minutes.|
|Current Usage||On display on the roof of the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany.|
|Current State||   |
After the accident of CCCP-77111, this aircraft and CCCP-77113 were used as testbed until the Tu-144D model obtained the certificate of airworthiness in the beginning of 80's. As result of 50 trial flights between Moscow and Khabarovsk was recommended to operate with passengers but, unlike Tu-144S, this never happened.
When the Tu-144 program was cancelled, 07-1 was stored at Zhukovsky for almost twenty years until a private German museum bought her by $500,000.
In October 2000 the nose, tail and wings were removed and CCCP-77112 was shipped on a barge for a trip from Moscow to Sinsheim via Baltic sea of more than 4,000 km. The aircraft was re-assembled and on March 2001 lifted to the roof of the museum where today is on display.
This is the only one Tu-144 on display out of Russia.
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|CCCP-77112 rolling on the taxiway when she was under test program.
Copyright PJSC «Tupolev».
|Stored at Zhukovsky between aircraft 08-1 and 08-2.
Copyright Trevor Hall-1992.
|Parked at Zhukovsky in the mid 90's after the Tu-144 program was cancelled.
Copyright Michel Anciaux.
|Waiting for an uncertain future that was cleared when it was sold to the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim.
Copyright Lukas Lusser-1997.
|A view of the nose before she was lifted to the roof of the museum.
Copyright Antoine Grondeau-2001.
|Right wing with the deployed canard at the end is the view from the rear access door.
Copyright Guy Crivello-2002.
|07-1 is displayed in take-off position with 15 degrees of inclination.
Copyright Andreas Barowski-2004.
|Tu-144 and Concorde are “flying” together at Sinsheim since March 2004.
Copyright Peter Unmuth VAP-2004.
|In this spectacular picture it's possible to see the double-delta wing.
Copyright Andreas Müller-2006.
|A very interesting view of the nacelles where the Kolesov RD-36-51A engines were installed.
Copyright Ben Whatman-2019.
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