Even if the plane is not less powerful than the previously shown Tupolev 144, the plane’s livery in nearly pure white turns out less dramatic in the picture above. The Sinsheim Musuem is the only place in the world where both passenger supersonic airplanes are displayed together. So I took the opportunity to take a similiar photo of the Concorde as well.
In addition to the recent cabin shot of the world’s first supersonic passenger jet, this is the comfy looking seat in the world’s last flown supersonic passenger jet, the Concorde. TU-144 is in early 70s evonomy style, Concorde in 90s business style and it was by far more expensive to get aboard this jet.
A view I really like. The copper shining nozzles of the massive turbo jet engines, the huge delta wing, the blue stripe of the classic Aeroflot livery and the small canard wing on the planes nose. Definately, the Tupolev 144 is from a different time.
If time travel will ever be invented, I would book a flight aboard this plane. This is the timeless late 70s style cabin of the world’s first supersonic passenger airplane, the Tupolev 144. As a boy, grown up in former East Germany, of course I had one of those TU-144 modell contruction kits and it was a need for me to set a foot io this plane one day. As there is one of these jets displayed in Sinsheim/Germany and I was in Heilbronn last weekend, which is just around th ecorner, I had to visit the Museum where it is displayed.