50th anniversary

1968 - December 31 - 2018
50th anniversary of the first flight of the TU-144



Timeline of the historic aircraft CCCP-68001


Assembly of the fuselage - July/October 1967.

January 1968 - Transfer to Zhukovsky.

Final assembly in Zhukovsky - February/September, 1968.

October 9, 1968 - Roll-out at Zhukovsky.

Maiden flight of the TU-144 - December 31, 1968.

May 20/21, 1969 - Shown to the press in Sheremetyevo.

Mach 1.08 - June 5, 1969.

May 25, 1970 - Mach 2.00.

Max speed Mach 2.35 - July 15, 1970.

May 17, 1971 - Exhibition at Vnukovo International Airport.

First flight out of the USSR to Prague - May 23/25, 1971.

May 25/June 8, 1971 - Presented at the XXIX Paris Air Show.

On display at Berlin Schönefeld Airport - June 13/17, 1971.

June 17, 1971 - Emergency landing in Warsaw.

1st SS flight out of the USSR to Sofia - September 6/14, 1971.

April 19/May 1, 1972 - Flew to Hanover Air Show.

Displayed for Malev Airlines in Budapest - October 5, 1972.

April 23, 1973 - Final ever flight of the prototype.