Tupolev Tu-144

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Tupolev Tu-144 take off

The Tupolev Tu-144 was the first airliner that flew faster than the speed of sound. Built in USSR by Tupolev it is similar to the Concorde. Tupolev Tu-144 flown only for Aeroflot the national soviet airline. Sixteen examples only were built. Maiden flight was on December 31, 1968.