THE FLEET

Models

Montreal Expo'67 - Soviet Pavilion

Copyright Bill Cotter-1967.

The Soviet pavilion, one of the biggest of the Expo, was the most visited with almost 13 million visitors. In agreement with the theme of the Expo'67 “Man and His World”, the lemma of the Soviets was “In the name of Man, for the good of Man”. The architects M. Posokhin, A. Mndoyants and B. Tkhor designed a building with a large and convex roof and glass walls which allows seeing the contents of the pavilion, as the model of the TU-144 in the right side of the main entrance. After the Expo the pavilion was dismantled, transported to Moscow and placed in the All-Russia Exhibition Centre where it can be visited today.

Copyright Jason Yoder-1967.
Just behind the main front there were two terraces, one on each side, with a magnificent view inside and outside of the pavilion. That of the left side was occupied with a spacecraft and the right by a model of the TU-144 airliner.
The aircraft represented in the model was the prototype of the TU-144 in scale 1:5. It was in the top of a 3 m iron mast "flying" over the heads of the visitors and had a very curious livery; grey fuselage, Tupolev logo in the forward section and an original red design in the tail with the number 144.

Copyright William J. Gibson-1967.