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Models

Central Air Force Museum of Russia

Picture from MyAviation.net
Copyright Gridyushko Andrey-2007.

Picture from MyAviation.net
Copyright Gridyushko Andrey-2007.
Just a few kilometres at the East of Moscow and placed near an old dirty airfield is the Central Air Force Museum of Russia of Monino, probably the biggest and most important of the country because there are present all kind of military and civil aircraft in the history of Soviet Union and Russia. One of them is the TU-144S registered CCCP-77106 which performed the first regular flight of a SST with cargoes and mail between Moscow and Alma-Ata in 1975.

Inside Hall Nš 3 is preserved a 1:5 scale model of prototype TU-144 with register CCCP-68001 and painted like the first aircraft was. It's in the top of a 3 m iron mast and surrounded with panels explaining the features and history of the aircraft. The set remembers the model of Expo'67. Is it the same?