Catching the first commercial supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 flight

AeroTime Daily News | December 26, 2019
The pride and joy of Soviet commercial aviation, the Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic airliner, took off on its commercial flight on this day, 44 years ago, on December 26, 1975, beating Concorde by a few weeks time. Seemingly, that was the only highlight of its flying career.
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